Human Resources Director

London location with potential for flexible working
circa £95,000, plus pension and benefits
14 Dec 2020
22 Jan 2021
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Contract Type
Full Time

The House of Lords Administration’s 600 talented and committed staff provide the administrative and logistical support for the House of Lords to perform its vital role as the second chamber of Parliament. As a member of the Management Board, the Human Resources Director will have  a central role in shaping the strategy of the Administration, developing our people, and changing our culture. Responsible for both day-to-day and strategic human resources leadership and advice, the successful individual will drive transformational change and continuous improvement both within and beyond the Human Resources Office. From the implementation of new digital operating models, to ongoing work to improve our culture and diversity, to shaping our ways of working following the COVID-19 pandemic, there has, arguably, never been a more interesting time to join our unique organisation.

The Human Resources Director will contribute as a member of the Management Board towards the delivery of the aims and objectives of the Administration, developing, implementing, and monitoring our People Strategy.  Leading a team of 26, and managing a budget of £2.3m, they will build and maintain effective relationships both internally and externally, and lead the  Human Resources Office in the provision of an excellent HR service, and work collaboratively with House of Commons and Parliamentary Digital Service colleagues on programmes requiring strategic HR input.

Our ideal candidate is an outstanding, collaborative, and inclusive leader, who will be compelling, comfortable, and credible working with Boards, Committees, and a wide range of senior stakeholders, both within and outside the House. Your communication skills are impeccable, your political antennae sophisticated, and your capacity to both influence and challenge in a complex space exceptional. You will apply these qualities and more to deliver a high-quality human resources service to the Administration, combining strategic overview with first class operational experience and focus on developing HR systems, processes and practices, and the metrics required to support those strategic goals. You will bring proven operational experience leading and managing human resources in a complex organisation; extensive knowledge of employment law, HR best practice, and complex employee relations issues; and a track record of realising positive outcomes via inclusion and diversity programmes. Equally important will be your ability to influence, advise and inspire at all levels.

To find out more and apply click on the Apply button below or for an informal, confidential discussion, contact Jemima Dalgliesh on 07393 013 066 or Olivia Robinson on 0113 205 6298. 

Closing Date for applications, which should be submitted via the GatenbySanderson website is midday on Friday 22 January 2021

The House of Lords Administration is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender/sex, gender reassignment/trans status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic status

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