Head of Human Resources

Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Circa £50,000 + benefits
19 Apr 2021
12 May 2021
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
CIPD Membership
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The opportunity is to join a fast-growing healthcare services business with a clear purpose that achieves demonstrably positive benefits for hospital clients and their patients.  This newly created role will work with a highly experienced leadership team and take ownership for the effectiveness of HR across the whole organisation, including our European operations.  This is a leadership role in an internationally growing business, with a strong winning culture, and provides a broad scope for an ambitious HR professional to make a significant impact on the organisation and its success.


In particular, the postholder will:

  • Refresh the organisation’s approach to talent acquisition: the Head of HR will be responsible for leading Vanguard’s recruitment processes and ensuring the organisation attracts top talent in all territories; in particular, success in securing qualified clinical staff will be a priority
  • Design and implement effective HR processes; including new starter orientation and induction, appraisal and performance management, pay and  benefits strategy 
  • Ensure consistency/alignment of key HR policies across all territories
  • Support managers within the organisation to follow and implement HR processes 
  • Ensure that colleagues have access to relevant learning and development opportunities which will be based upon a structured needs assessment, and designed to build specified capabilities, improve performance, or build skills needed for career growth
  • Review and refresh HR systems, ensuring that relevant data and information is managed appropriately for the individual and the organisation

No Recruitment Agencies please