HR Change Manager

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£30,000 per annum
13 May 2021
11 Jun 2021
HR Jobs Level
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member, Non CIPD member

About us:

The Pankhurst Trust brings together Manchester Women’s Aid and the Pankhurst Centre. We work together to ensure the story of the women who won the vote continues to inspire us all to challenge gender inequality, and to ensure that those suffering from domestic violence and abuse get the confidential help they need.

62 Nelson Street was the home of the Emmeline Pankhurst and her family and was the place where the first meeting of the Women’s Social and Political Union – the movement which became known as the Suffragettes – took place. Saved from demolition by a grass roots campaign in the 1970s and 1980s, the Pankhurst Centre is now the only heritage site in the U.K. dedicated to telling the story of the Pankhurst family and the story of women’s fight for the right to vote.

Manchester Women’s Aid has over 40 years’ experience in providing vital services to survivors of domestic violence and abuse in Manchester, including refuge accommodation, outreach and education services, and specialist services for marginalised groups.

The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is a diverse organisation with c31% of our staff coming from BAME and c12% from LGBT communities. We span the generations with c11% of staff being aged 18-24 and c25% aged 55-64. 11% of staff identify as having a disability.

Our staff, volunteers and service users have taken time to reflect on who we are and what we do when we are at our best. This reflection showed that we can proudly claim to be: 

Courageous by challenging inequalitystepping forward and making change

Affirming by supporting and inspiring, paying attention to discover what matters

Generous by sharing our skills, creating energetic positive links, and thriving together

Rooted by being secure in our communities, participating and nurturing a sense of belonging


About the role:

HR Change Manager – 1 role available, 18 months fixed term contract

This role has been assessed and confirmed as open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1

We are very proud of our staff and the work that they do and funders love what we deliver which is why our workforce has doubled over the past 5 years. We recognise that our HR policies and processes have not changed at the same rate as this and so we are looking for an experienced HR Change Manger to manage a review of existing HR culture and processes, making recommendations for long-term change, and to lead on the development of an HR strategy that is fully aligned with our values and which delivers:

  • a progressive, agile, dynamic workplace experience and environment which enhances employee engagement and wellbeing
  • a strengthening of the skills and confidence of the Senior Management Team
  • a HR function that delivers our strategic goals and organisational development priorities
  • An increase in equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels

If this is you, please apply today. If you would like to speak to someone for further details before applying, please contact Lynne Warner on or 07889 538933

Hours of work: 35 hours per week

Salary: £30,000 p.a.

Duration: 18 months from start date

Annual Leave25 days plus bank holidays

This role is subject to a DBS check and we seek 2 x references, 1 of whom must be your current employer if applicable.

Application packs can be downloaded from or a copy obtained by emailing:

Application forms should be returned to: by 12 noon on the 11th June 2021. Interviews will be held on, or around, 21st June.