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HR Director (Interim)

Job ref: CH11052018

JOB PURPOSE           

To design, deliver and evaluate all aspects of the HR department strategy ensuring the Checkatrade ethos and values are paramount at all times.  To inspire a people orientated, high performance culture which empowers individuals at all levels to develop to their full potential and achieve outstanding business results.

As an interim, you will work in parallel with the incumbent Head of HR and L&D before her departure from the business, handing over to, and working with the new HR Director on their arrival and on-boarding into Checkatrade.  Your input will be to provide seamless consistency for peers and direct team as well as ensure effective and timely decisions which enhance the business objectives.

Business alignment and strategy

  • Swiftly understand the business priorities and KPIs to be achieved. Take a view of how the People team can support and enable success
  • Deliver and progress the operational plan for HR, L&D and Pay & Bens which fully supports the Company’s overall business strategy
  • Build effective working relationships with Senior Leadership team, especially those new to the business (CEO, FD, Product Dir). Work with peers to start to enable and sustain a one-team ethos and spirit
  • Build great working relationships with the senior team at Homeserve. Understand the resources, systems and processes available to support the transition and growth of the Checkatrade business and people
  • Coach and mentor the SLT and line managers to be excellent managers of people and to fulfil their own roles
  • Maintain and progress the talent management and succession plan for all departments, promoting organic growth and ensuring that Checkatrade has effective trainee cohorts in place for future demand
  • In conjunction with the SLT, ensure the recruitment plan is achieved. Build relationships with recruitment agencies and conduct senior management interviews when necessary
  • Conduct an organisational training needs analysis as required and carry out the subsequent design, delivery and review of training solutions to meet the needs of all departments, levels and individuals in CAT
  • Seek continuous improvement and identify innovative business solutions

Leading the team (incl of HR, L&D, P&B, Gym and facilities)

  • Help the newer team members settle into their roles (likely to be HR Manager, HR Advisor, Facilities & Charity Coordinator) ensuring timely specific feedback to strengthen their contribution
  • Lead, motivate and develop the team to provide a full consultative service, providing expert and informed advice to individuals at all levels
  • Ensure the team and individual roles are structured to reflect and support the business need. Enable and empower the team to work effectively and cross-functionally
  • Ensure the team’s development and knowledge of legislation and effective custom and practice within their designated areas is comprehensive, up to date and sufficient to support the business through organisational change
  • Continually review the team’s personal development to ensure their individual aspirations and business objectives are achieved

Operational matters

  • Lead on HR policy and procedures to ensure consistency and effective practice. Review and uphold the integrity of all policies and processes in line with changing legislative and business need
  • Ensure all matters of performance, conduct or grievance within the business are dealt with in a people focussed, legally compliant and professional manner
  • Safeguard the H&S and Wellbeing of all employees through initiatives that support their physical and mental health. Conduct operational health referrals and provide pastoral support and advice for employees
  • Support immediate business initiatives and decisions related to Lakeside, working hours, business reorganisation, job design (this list is not exhaustive)
  • Support the launch of initiatives related to company Values, Engagement, and the plans associated with the Happiness Index Survey
  • Support the Pay & Benefits Lead as she prepares and implements the new HRIS (MHR). Give advice, back-up and ideas to enable a successful launch and minimal snagging
  • Carry out regular staff salary and benefit reviews and present findings with evidence of external benchmarking to the MD and department Directors/Heads for consultation. Implement any subsequent changes
  • Continually review the Gender Pay Gap and implement initiatives to eradicate anomalies
  • Provide MI and analysis on data such as recruitment, attrition rates, sickness and attendance, performance management and training costs per person, equal opportunities and diversity (this list is not exhaustive). Provide meaningful commentary and initiate strategies to improve
  • Own the HR and L&D budgets in consultation with Managing Director and Director of Finance. Ensure Apprenticeship Levy is effectively managed
  • Support business change (including to this role) and management initiatives

Scope of role:

Anticipated to be for 4-6 months

Currently a wider team of 14 with 5 direct reports

To all recruitment agencies: Checkatrade does not accept speculative agency CV’s. Please do not forward CV’s to our jobs alias or Checkatrade employees. Checkatrade is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CV’s.

Salary Competitive (depending on experience)
Location Selsey, Chichester West Sussex
Job type Contract
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