Head of People Business Partnering

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Flexible across England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Salary: £57,775 - £64,916 (depending on skills and experience) (+London Allowance of £3,600 where applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 20 January 2020

Interview Date: TBC - interviews to be held in London

Contact: Hannah Slack - Hannah.slack@alzheimers.org.uk or 07885 390638

Head of People Business Partnering

Reference:                VAC1121

Location:                  Flexible location with regular travel to London

Area role covers       National. Please take a look at the locations of our Society offices.

Contract type:           Fixed Term – 1 year maternity cover

Please note the deadline to submit applications is 23:59 on the closing date. 

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. Until the day we find a cure, we will strive to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.

To do this, we need to recruit and develop the best people to work and volunteer with us. Our People and Organisation Development directorate has an exciting and ambitious new people plan, ensuring our volunteers and employees are capable of and empowered to play their part in our vision.

Being part of Alzheimer’s Society is so much more than a job. It’s about being part of one big team that is dedicated to making a difference and mobilise everyone to unite against dementia.

About the role:

Are you ready to take on a senior management role within a large national organisation? Do you have the skills and experience to influence organisational performance at both an operational and strategic level?  And can you lead and inspire others in pursuit of ambitious business goals?

Join our team as Head of People Business Partnering and you will have a significant impact on our future development and growth.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key leadership role in the delivery of the Society’s strategy, driving the people strategy (covering both volunteers and employees) across the Society, ensuring the development and delivery of first class strategy enabling relationships and people solutions across the business. You will use your exemplar leadership, influencing and coaching skills to develop and lead a high-performing team of People Business Partners, HR Business Partners, HR Advisors and Employee Relations team and ensure our business partnering ethos is embedded in the directorate and across the Society.

You will play a critical role in our organisational development - not only by enabling our managers to manage and leaders to lead, but also by ensuring we remain an exemplary employer within our sector.

As a member of the POD leadership team, you will play a key role in the development of the Society’s strategic and operational People Plans, ensuring business needs are understood and delivered through the plans, addressing both volunteering and employee requirements, helping to identify interdependencies and opportunities for collaboration across the Society, ensuring alignment with organisational strategic priorities.

About you

You will clearly need extensive operational and strategic HR experience, as well significant knowledge of the added value volunteers can bring to the delivery of an organisation’s mission, keeping volunteering at the core by including volunteers in everything we do. Excellent knowledge and application of employee relations, employment law and organisational development approaches to business and people practices driving an organisations culture

are essential. In addition, you will need experience of advising on complex TUPE cases and influencing large-scale organisational change management programmes. Add to that your consummate leadership ability and the credibility to build strong working relationships, and you will quickly make your mark as part of our senior team.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

Please note: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here

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