Director of Human Resources

£65,880.06 (gross) per annum, plus an annual fixed sum allowance of £2,453
25 Apr 2019
05 May 2019
Specialist Area
HR function
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

The Labour Party is looking to recruit a Director of Human Resources, to lead the Human Resources function, ensuring strategic HR planning and project management to enhance employee engagement, productivity and retention and day-to day operational effectiveness.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of how HR operates across a multiple site organisation, with the ability to translate this into high quality service delivery, have an excellent knowledge of employment law and be CIPD qualified and have the ability to understand organisational aims / strategy and to be able to recommend approaches that support the strategy.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Devise and implement the strategic framework for HR including, HR planning and project management to enhance employee engagement, productivity and retention.


  • Provide strategic leadership to the HR team. Oversee and contribute to the effective running of all functions of the HR Department including payroll, recruitment, employee relations, training and development, policy interpretation and on-boarding, whilst ensuring that employees are supported through these HR processes.



  • Contribute and add value to senior management discussions on HR and wider organisational issues.


  • To provide strategic and operational support and advice to staff, on all aspects of the Human Resources remit, ensuring consistent implementation of HR policies.


  • To develop, source and deliver value-adding development opportunities across the organisation.


  • To craft and deliver bespoke HR policies, procedures, and projects which actively assist The Labour Party and individual departments in meeting their aims and objectives.


  • To keep up to date with employment law and best practice developments, providing proactive expertise and advice to educate the organisation and ensure that Party policies are relevant and up to date.


  • To provide training and support to stakeholders at all levels of the party including producing support materials for stakeholders


  • To lead and develop the HR team by:

Coaching and developing a team of professionals, providing expertise and advice as necessary in order to resolve issues effectively and efficiently

Acting as a role model and demonstrate breadth of expertise as well as strong leadership skills

Ensuring deadlines are met and if necessary oversee the re-distribution of workload

Ensuring relevant training and development of individuals and teams are in place and set personal objectives for staff based on the overall departmental strategy

To assist and manage, where appropriate negotiations with the JTUC.

Set, manage and monitor all budgets for the department within the remit of the role.


  • To carry out other duties requested by the Executive Director and  Chief of Staff - Leader’s Office

The Labour Party values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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