Director of People and Culture

John Taylor & St Mary's Hospices
Birmingham, West Midlands
£71,000 - £78,000 per year +
08 Jul 2021
23 Jul 2021
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you looking for a challenging HR Director role?

Your new company

John Taylor and Birmingham St Mary’s Hospices have a rich and long history of been the principal providers of specialist palliative and end of life care across Birmingham. They are keen for all people across Birmingham to have access to the best palliative end of life care possible. The hospices are working closely with the NHS partners to rise to the challenge of meeting the needs of a diverse community of people across the city. They feel the best way to build on what has been achieved already is to recruit and retain the best people within this community.

The foundations have been laid by bringing both organisations together as one, this process will have been completed by the 1st of August 2021. In preparation for this a new CEO and executive management team have been appointed who will lead these two trusted brands together as one, with one single model of care, community, and inpatient units, one in Selly Park and one in Erdington. This means that no matter where people live, they will have access to high quality palliative care. As one integrated organisation this means they will be able to meet the growing needs of Birmingham and respond quicker to the changing landscape of healthcare in the future. They will also be more financially resilient and better able to attract income from NHS commissioners and hospice providers. Their aim is to find effective ways of recruiting and retaining staff from the great people across the city of Birmingham. In September they will be developing their new strategy, whilst working with colleagues to identify new values and behaviours to shape this new organisation.

Your new role

Due to the merger, they are appointing a new of Director of People and Culture. They are keen to find someone who is a strong leader and manager who understands people, can listen effectively to their needs and who can embrace and implement new approaches and ideas. They are looking for someone who truly believes and understands the need to build a diverse and inclusive workforce. You will be responsible for the People team lead who will then have 6 direct reports. You will be responsible for maximising the talents of the people and support development across both organisations to achieve the organisations objectives. You will need to engage and partner with everyone in the business to embed their organisational values and create a brilliant experience for all employees and volunteers so that everyone is working to their best potential. You will lead on all people practices which includes policies and programmes and be developing a culture of support and empowerment across the organisation. This will include leading on all areas of HR, Learning and development, talent development, culture, diversity and inclusion and volunteering development. You will also be a key advisor to the CEO and Senior Executive Team along with the board of trustees. You will be involved with these key stakeholders across the organisation to help implement and build a strategic plan across the organisation ensuring that all project work and development continues through implementation and management of strategic operating plans and budgets.

What you will need to be successful

You will need to have a track record in leading change and working with partner organisations to shape workforces. Ideally you will have helped another similar organisation to implement effective approaches to both diversity and inclusion. You must be passionate about building a workforce that represents the diversity of the Birmingham community. You will need to have worked at this level previously and be highly experienced in transformation, change management, ED&I and dealing with stakeholders of all levels. If you have prior experience within the healthcare or public sector fields this would be a bonus but is not essential. What you will get in return This role is rewarding in many ways, not only will you get to work within an organisation who helps the community daily, but you will also get to help others within the organisation by implementing changes for the positive and bringing in your own knowledge and experience and helping to bring their ED&I and policies up to date and bring both organisations forward and make them more succinct in their approaches. You will also get a very competitive salary, great benefits, a permanent role which will look to grow and expand in line with your own ambitions. You will get to be part of a really great team and make changes for the better in this extremely varied role.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, I will be the lead consultant recruiting for this and I would be keen to have an updated copy of your CV, a covering letter entailing why you think you are suitable for this post. I will also need to know your current salary and future salary requirements, notice period and location where you are based and if you are able to travel to both the Selly Park and Erdington sites as well as working one day a week remotely. 

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