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Director of People

MLC Partners
London (Greater)
£107,637 - £122,695
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

Job Details

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary Director of People to join our senior leadership team within the People and Culture Department at NHS North East London. NHS NEL works with North East London Integrated Care System along with our health, social care, voluntary and community partners and residents to plan and buy health services to meet our population’s needs, making sure all parts of the local health and care system work effectively together.  This pivotal role involves shaping the future of health and social care by leading our Human Resources (HR) functions and will ensure our organisation is supported by highly capable and professional HR services that are customer-focused and provide value for money.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership of HR Function: Oversee and lead a high-performing, customer-focused HR function in line with the NHS People Plan, fostering innovation and best practices to ensure a robust, resilient service.
  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI): Embed EDI into all workforce policies and practices, provide leadership on EDI initiatives, and work closely with staff networks to understand and improve the lived experiences of all employees.
  • Talent Management: Establish NHS NEL as an exemplar employer by attracting, recruiting, retaining, and developing high-calibre individuals, implementing leading-edge people management practices.
  • Leadership Development: Create and oversee leadership and management learning programmes, supporting the organisation’s statutory functions and enabling all employees to thrive.
  • Strategic People Planning: Develop and implement the ICB People Plan, advising on the people elements of business planning and ensuring alignment with long-term strategic goals.

The successful candidate must provide expert guidance on a wide range of technical HR issues, including workforce planning, analytics, and change management. They will be an innovative leader with extensive previous experience in a senior HR leadership role, with a proven track record in developing and implementing HR strategies. A strong leader with exceptional team management skills and a solid understanding of EDI principles and practices is also imperative.

This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of health and social care in North East London. As the Director of People, you will be instrumental in fostering a progressive organisational culture and supporting our transformation journey. If you are a strategic thinker, an inspiring leader, and passionate about making a difference, we would love to hear from you.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and a cover letter outlining their suitability and motivation for the role. The deadline to apply is Sunday 14th July. For an informal chat and further information, please contact Stephanie Robinson on 07951 795790.

We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities.



Picture the scene. It’s 2015. A young(ish) Pete Marshall, top of his recruitment game, a top performer. But something didn’t feel right, something had to change.

A move to another agency or a career change wasn’t going to cut it. Pete needed more. Having always wanted to run his own business, now was the time to launch a new consultancy – a consultancy that listened, that was honest, that delivered a contemporary approach to recruitment for today’s businesses, emerging talent and consultants. Not the same old, same old.

And so MLC was established to not only be a recruitment partner of choice but to change the face and reputation of the recruitment industry.

2022 saw MLC undergo a change of its own with the introduction of Angharad Kenward as Co-CEO – energetic, ambitious, a true recruitment nerd. Pete had met his match.

Now, almost 10 years on, MLC is an award-winning agency for the public and private sector, 20 people strong and growing. We may look different from the MLC of 2015, but our commitment to building a business around our people, driving change and exceeding expectations remains the same.

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