Interim Head Of HR

Matt Burton Associates Ltd
£50k per year
11 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
IT, Recruitment
We are looking to recruit an Interim Head of HR for a legal services division within a well established company. Based in Leeds - with 2 days each week in Manchester - you will have overall responsibility for the HR & L&D function including development of HR & L&D strategy. Key Result Areas:- Develop an HR & L&D strategy in conjunction with the Managing Director of Legal Services which is aligned to the key strategic objectives and supports the delivery of the cultural changes required within the business Translate the strategy into an action plan and take accountability for the delivery of the plan within the organisation to meet the development needs of the organisation Act as an HR & L&D consultant for the business, working with the Directorates to identify the key learning needs for the business and learning options to meet these needs To support the design and delivery of the internal brand and drive the employee engagement agenda To ensure team can advise / support managers with disciplinary and grievance issues including; issue of associated letters, conducting investigations & note taking in hearings where appropriate To support the management of organisational changes resulting in complex employee relations activities, including TUPE transfers, restructures and redundancy exercises To support with appropriate due diligence activity in preparation for company acquisitions Draft / introduce & regularly review HR policies and procedures in line with legislation changes Ensure compliance with policies and procedures To assist with litigious ER cases and tribunal claims, liaising with legal partners accordingly Review and evaluate the learning offer that is delivered by the Organisation Development Team to ensure that it is fully aligned with the business strategy and meets the key development needs for the organisation Develop and implement a training needs analysis process that is directly aligned to the performance management process and to develop a training plan to deliver the training needs of the business. To work side by side with the Quality Assurance/Call Monitoring Team to ensure colleagues remain fully trained in all compliance matters and address concerns quickly To support the design of the learning requirements within the business which include technical, regulatory & behavioural training Evaluate and review existing training programmes, identify whether they are still fit for purpose and make recommendations as appropriate To drive the performance management framework - work closely with the executive team to analyse and review the performance across directorates to determine the bottom and top performers within the organisation and ensure any agreed actions are implemented To manage a small team of HR & L&D staff and produce appropriate monthly MI in relation to the People agenda To lead the employee engagement programme, considering all relevant vehicles in engagement and how Fairpoint Group can apply these effectively Consistently deliver high quality levels of customer and client service Deliver high standards of compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and client requirements Ensure that significant risks are identified, monitored, controlled and mitigated Experience/Knowledge/Qualifications:- Fully CIPD Qualified Significant experience of working in a senior HR & L&D role in a multi-site organisation Experience of legal services essential Experience of working with Senior Management essential Generalist HR experience across all functions i.e. Resourcing, ER, Development, Reward etc essential Experience working in a regulatory training environment an advantage Experience of managing teams across multiple sites Previous experience of developing, implementing and maintaining performance review tools, talent management and succession planning processes Ability to design and deliver comprehensive and bespoke training programmes Previous experience of designing, developing and implementing leadership development programmes within an organisation with the aim of bringing about a change in the culture You must be able to demonstrate experience in developing internal brand and lessons learned from culture change programs Excellent communication, influencing, conflict handling and relationship building skills Diplomatic, pragmatic, credible and trustworthy A strong team player – working collaboratively and with confidence at all levels Strong problem solving, planning and organisational skills Flexible and adaptable to change Outstanding attention to detail and levels of accuracy A self-starter, able to work with ambiguity Car driver, occasional overnight stays will be required For a full job description please apply online or email This job was originally posted as