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People Director

Dalcour Maclaren
Bicester, Oxfordshire
£90,000 - £120,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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We are seeking a visionary leader to take the reins in a highly strategic People Director role which is pivotal to the ambitious growth plans for our business. Dalcour Maclaren has grown consistently year on year since inception in 2003 and is now embarking on a significant growth and transformation programme. Operating within an extremely dynamic sector poised for continued expansion and opportunities for service diversification, we are looking to create a workplace which is revolutionary in its thinking; evolving to a place where it is a true lifestyle partner to all its employees, offering a community for all.

As the primary driver of our overarching people strategy, the People Director will be instrumental in propelling our organisation forward into the future. The ideal candidate will be highly dynamic and commercially sound in their approach, with the ability to determine the most advantageous course of action for both the company and its employees. This role offers a seat on both the Executive Board, where your primary focus will be on developing and executing our people strategy to ensure the successful delivery of our People Business Plan.

What does the role involve?

  • Collaborate with the Executive Board to devise and execute business strategies aimed at increasing revenue whilst ensuring a balance between ambitious growth and the preservation of organisational culture.
  • Uphold and integrate company culture into decision-making processes at all levels while actively driving our cultural values throughout the organisation, ensuring that leadership and management are best in class.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive people strategy aligned with growth objectives.
  • Report on operational activities and risks against the annual People Business Plan, maintain regular communication with the Performance Team, providing updates on progress against approved plans.
  • Drive the optimisation, enhancement, and service levels of the People Service function through the adoption of new practices, technologies, engaging communication and stakeholder management.
  • Lead multiple initiatives within the People Service, ensuring seamless program delivery within established budgets and timelines by taking a robust project management approach and leveraging resources for support.
  • Lead, manage and develop the People Service team, fostering a collaborative and performance-driven culture using effective management techniques to motivate and empower team members at all levels.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience in leading people-focused initiatives.
  • Leadership and team management skills.
  • Experience driving business growth initiatives.
  • Strategic thinking with the ability to translate vision into actionable plans.
  • Familiarity with technological advancements and a willingness to innovate.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Analytical mindset with project management experience.
  • HRIS experience, preferably with Workday.

Do you thrive on pioneering ideas which can catapult the trajectory of a business with a focus on people, culture and values? If you're ready to embark on a journey of growth and innovation where you can hone your strategic thinking to help us achieve new heights as an employer of choice, we would love to hear from you!

Why Dalcour Maclaren? What makes us different?!

Really and truly, it’s our people and our culture. We are ‘One Team’, and this is the lifeblood of our organisation. We champion new ideas and are fully committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, and our Diversity & Inclusion. Our winning formula for success is investing in the fantastic people within our team to deliver an unparalleled and unique service to our clients. If you are looking to work for a growing organisation who are not afraid to be brave, bold, and push the boundaries to challenge the ‘norm’, then a career with DM should be the one for you!

Dalcour Maclaren is an equal opportunities employer.


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