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Head of HR

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Appointment Type: Full-time, permanent Working hours: 35 hours per week to be worked Monday to Friday. Flexibility in working patterns sometimes required. Location: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP Salary & benefits: £51,101 - £58,639 per annum depending on skills and experience, 25 holidays, plus statutory bank holidays and 5 Diocesan closure days and Occupational Pension Scheme.

About: The Diocese of Salford is seeking to appoint a qualified and experienced Head of Human Resources to provide professional HR support, advice and guidance to the diocese and the subsidiary companies. A member of the Professional Support Services leadership team, they will be responsible for developing and deploying the People Agenda for the diocese encompassing all aspects of the employee lifecycle. They will support strategic objectives for the department, develop and implement new and existing policies and procedures to ensure a complete and effective HR solution.

What we are looking for: A highly motivated and enthusiastic HR professional with substantive HR leadership experience. This will include the development and implementation of policies, overseeing and managing successful recruitment and onboarding, experience of coaching and partnership working, managing HR projects and experience of working with HR information systems. The post-holder will possess excellent interpersonal and management skills, with the ability to model behaviour and coach others.

What you will need: Chartered CIPD status and/or Level 7 Diploma in HR Management and evidence of continuing professional development. The successful candidate will have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of employment law and good practice / trends in HR management and possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills. They will have the ability to prioritise and manage their own workload effectively and be able to gain the trust and confidence of diverse stakeholders. It is important that the post-holder recognises the Diocese of Salford is a faith-based religious organisation and possesses the ability to work with sympathy towards and respect for the values and ideals of the Church.

Safeguarding: The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service. All employees of the Diocese are expected to work to promote the safeguarding of vulnerable groups.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 15th April 2024

Please visit our website: where you can find further information including our Privacy Notice and / or to download an application pack.


Salford Diocese was established in 1850, now with 120 parishes covering 13 local authority areas; our mission is to serve people in the Diocese, enable communities to celebrate the sacraments & support those in pastoral, spiritual and material need.


Company info
0161 817 2222
Cathedral Centre
3 Ford Street
Greater Manchester
M3 6DP

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