Head of People and Culture

This vacancy is based at our Headquarters in Lowestoft
£62,040 - £69,750 A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
Closing date
26 Feb 2024
  • Most senior HR role at: Cefas, the UK’s marine science agency
  • Lowestoft, Suffolk, and up to 40% from home
  • From £62,040 + Civil Service terms incl: c£17k to pension

This is an exciting role because you will be responsible for all aspects of our people and culture work from strategy, through policies and operations to evidenced outcomes.  You will be our most senior HR professional and will need to assess, design and deliver continuous transformation of our People operations to respond to the dynamic world of change and opportunity we live in.  You will achieve this through living and championing our Values so that we always make a difference to the world in the right manner; professionally, apply excellence and with respect and kindness. You will also play an influential role with those we partner with to magnify our work, including with colleagues in Defra group, other operational partners, and among the marine science stakeholder community.

We are looking for an engaging People professional who can take all of us with them in delivering effective cultural change. This will involve working with all our inherently clever and specialist colleagues to maximise our collective impact.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and joining our collegiate Leadership Team responsible for managing Cefas, you will lead our People Strategy, the fulfilment of our Values, and the building of Cefas as a diverse and inclusive sector leader.

At Cefas, we are committed to maximising our scientific influence to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems and we know we must harness the full power of our People to do so.  Following a retirement, we are now looking for a new Head of People and Culture to enable us to realise the full individual and collective power of our c650 scientists and other professionals.

Our Leadership Team is lead by our Chief Executive Officer, Neil Hornby, and includes: our Head of People and Culture, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Scientist, Commercial Director, Science Directors x 3, Strategy & Delivery Director, Head of Communications & Engagement, HSEQ & Facilities Directors x 2 and our Digital, Data & Technology Director.

Please consider this role if you have the want to apply your passion for People, your professionalism and your sense of fun to really make a difference in securing a sustainable future for rivers, seas and the ocean.

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