Rewarding Futures

HR Director - Corporate Services

Type: Permanent
Location: South West, M4 Corridor
Ref No: J10436

As a business that puts its customers at the heart of all that they do, it’s easy to see why our client is the leading - and with 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites - the largest within its market. Add to this a presence across multiple industry sectors throughout the UK and Ireland and a clear approach that embraces innovation to add value at every stage – they are a FTSE PLC that can be seen to continue to deliver with boundless drive and energy.

As HRD of Corporate Services you will report to the Group HR Director and operate as a member of the Senior HR Leadership team - contributing to the overall development and implementation of the wider group HR strategy, partnering with the Directors and Senior Management teams across all central services functions and supported by CoE’s.

To succeed as the HRD of Corporate Services, you must be visible and have the gravitas and ability to motivate and drive teams and colleagues to achieve both company targets and key performance objectives, cultivating personal development through an approach that ensures employee engagement is part of daily operation. Building upon a performance management culture, it’s critical to ensure managers are equipped to manage performance and employee relations effectively.  Continuing to develop an appropriate compensation and benefits strategy across their increasingly diverse population will be key to driving high performance and rewarding a universal orientation.  This will be underpinned by the design and execution of a strong internal communications and employee engagement strategy and programme and management of the CSR programme.   This can only be achieved through the dynamic and effective leadership and development of the central HR team.

We are looking for an HR leader/you could be operating as a Business Unite HRD/ Head of HR or SHRBP with experience of progressing a career within multi-site, fast paced and high growth commercial environments where ROI on change programsis evidenced. This will include exposure of working within an organisation with unionised activities and a diverse workforce, demonstrating an understanding for the associated complexity this can present. Experience of operating within a matrix setting is important, ideally this will also have been accompanied by time exposed to variable environments where continuous development and innovation, and an opportunity to fuse an assortment of methodology, skills and expertise is demonstrated.

Creating and executing a people strategy with impactful results will be proven; refining current practices and maturing organisational development and effectiveness to have achieved aspirational goals.  Solid knowledge across the generalist agenda is paramount, together with a deep expertise across the employee lifecycle. The successful candidate will be a strong communicator with the ability to engage and influence colleagues at all levels within the organisation, embracing their appetite and eagerness for future individual and organisational growth.

It’s a genuinely exciting opportunity to be a part of the team driving the next chapter and we’re looking for someone who is highly commercial, curious and energised, adept at galvanising new ideas and solutions.  Gusto and determination will be balanced with critical thinking capability and pragmatism, and all will be underpinned by a set of strong personal values and high integrity. 

If this sounds like a good fit with your expertise, please forward to us a copy of your CV/resume in the first instance, together with a breakdown of your current remuneration.  We’ll be in touch very soon. 

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