Home-based, Shelter office-based or a combination of the two with regular travel to London and other locations
Closing date: 13 October 2021 at 11.30 pm
1st Interview date: 25 and 27 October 2021 (subject to change)
Does your considerable HR experience include successfully managing complex and significant employee relations matters, including organisation-wide restructures, TUPE transfers (in and out), redundancy situations etc.? Then join Shelter as Head of HR Business Partnering & ER and you could soon be making the most of your enviable expertise.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Led by the Director of Strategic Enablement and four Assistant Directors, our Strategic Enablement Directorate brings together core support functions of HR Delivery, Finance, Tech & Data, Governance, Planning and Property. We also strive to be a centre of excellence - working with each other to ensure organisational objectives are clear and strategically aligned, whilst supporting the removal of any internal obstacles that emerge along the way.
About the role
Very much a strategic role, it will see you work closely with the Head of HR Operations and Head of Talent Acquisition and support the Assistant Director to deliver a People Plan. We’ll also rely on you to lead and shape our Employee Relations and HR Business Partnering teams, enabling them to deliver the people management elements of our organisational strategy and ensure these are embedded across the organisation. You’ll have line management responsibility too, for a team of HR Business Partners and an Employee Relations Manager, including being responsible for their development. And, when it comes to playing a major role in enhancing our current services, including management development, analysis of workforce data and workforce planning, again, we’ll count on you to deliver.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
An experienced HR professional with considerable HR team management experience and a passion for people operational excellence, you have significant and diverse HR experience that includes delivering culture change projects and sound HR advice. You also have a strong ER background, in-depth employment law knowledge and a proven track record of developing people policies that maximise and improve services and processes. Managing/leading on significant people management change programmes is another one of your strengths, as is advising managers at all levels on disciplinary, grievance, terms and conditions, absence, restructures, TUPE transfers, redundancy situations etc.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.