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Interim Head of Human Resources

Employer
The Royal Parks
Location
Hyde Park, London
Salary
£62,000 - £72,000
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

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Sector
Charities, Not For Profit
Contract Type
Interim, contract & temporary
Hours
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Specialist Area
General HR Function
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

Job Details

The Royal Parks is a charity that manages over 5,000 acres of diverse parkland, rare habitats, and historic buildings and monuments in eight Royal Parks across London, including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and St. James’s Park. We provide free access to London’s beautiful, natural, and historic green spaces, which help improve everyone’s quality of life and well-being.  We also manage other important public spaces including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower Gardens and our locations are among the most visited attractions in the UK with 77 million visits every year.
 
We are now seeking a new Interim Head of Human Resources for an initial period of 12 months to provide senior level operational HR leadership to The Royal Parks. Reporting to our Chief Executive, you will be leading our brilliant and experienced HR and Learning team, whilst providing senior level support to the Executive team and Heads of Departments, whether it is advising on best HR practice, leading on departmental restructuring or acting as the employee relations lead with Trade Union colleagues.   
 
With around 300 permanent and fixed term employees and a seasonal workforce working across our leisure and retail activities, levels of employee engagement have never been higher with 88% of our staff saying that they would recommend us as a good place to work. As our Head of HR, you will play a critical part in maintaining and improving on this level of engagement, providing proactive and responsive HR services to our colleagues across the Parks. 
 
So, if you are an experienced HR leader, with CIPD qualification or equivalent experience who is looking for their next challenge, please get in touch with Rebecca at Morgan Law ASAP on rebeccabeardwell@morgan-law.com
 
The Royal Parks is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and creating a working culture that is as diverse and varied as the city it serves.
 

Company

We are the charity that cares for the most famous collection of urban parks in the world. We provide free access to London’s beautiful, natural and historic green spaces, to help improve everyone’s quality of life and wellbeing.

 

Our vision

To provide free access to beautiful, natural and historic parks, which improve our quality of life, health and wellbeing – this is particularly important in a city environment.

Our purpose

To manage, protect and improve the parks in an exemplary and sustainable manner so that everyone, now and in the future, has the opportunity to enjoy their natural and historic environments.

Havens for people and wildlife The Royal Parks are havens in a busy city so we set ourselves the highest standards to make sure we protect and maintain them responsibly, respectfully and sustainably. 

Each of the eight Royal Parks and other exceptional public spaces we look after including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower Gardens, are unique landscapes and wildlife habitats. Our role is to protect and preserve these parklands while welcoming millions of visitors a year.

Why we do it There are over 77 million visits to the Royal Parks each year. People meeting up with friends and family, spending time alone in nature, attending music, arts or food events, discovering more about our shared history or just getting a bite to eat. A Royal Park is a place where you can put the world on hold for a moment and enjoy the peace and quiet of over 5,000 acres of open parkland in the city. A place to discover more about the natural world, as well as our place in it.

We are committed to protecting the wildlife, habitats and historic heritage of the Royal Parks, and to providing access to parks that can improve people’s quality of life and wellbeing.

How we do it It currently costs around £55 million a year to manage the Royal Parks. As a charity, we need to raise 80% of that income ourselves.

We are supported by hundreds of volunteers who give up their free time, donate, or take part directly in challenge events to raise funds that support our work. This helps us care for the parks day to day and carry out vital  conservation projects. Our many Friends groups and partners play a key role too. 

Thank you – we couldn’t do it without you.

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