Human Resources Director

08 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
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Principal Accountabilities:

  • Create and deliver a strategic workforce plan which meets the current and future needs of the business.
  • Build a leadership and management pipeline which meets the current and future needs of the business via succession planning, the development of high potential people and an effective resourcing plan.
  • Take the necessary steps to drive employee engagement in order to improve productivity and customer service.
  • Lead and/or project manage organisational design and change activity within the business to ensure optimal cost efficiency and maximum productivity
  • Creation of positive employee relations, leading consultation at a business level where required.
  • Support and coach the MD with complex Employee Relations issues, senior recruitment selection and remuneration issues - liaising with the other HR functions as appropriate
  • Coach and work with the MD to create a high performing cohesive senior management team.
  • Develop, and ensure delivery of, a Training Plan which fulfils the learning and development needs of the business.
  • Ensure the business has the required levels of skill, knowledge, qualifications and capability to meet its current and planned business needs.
  • Champion and delivery an Apprenticeship Programme which meets the needs of the business
  • Use HR data to identify trends and improvements needed, developing initiatives and interventions to deliver the improvements, and revising HR plans and activities accordingly
  • Ensure the operational fulfilment of core HR services meets the business needs, monitoring service performance data and fostering the relationship between the business and the HR Service Centre (HR Operations)
  • Ensure the effective facilitation and delivery of HR calendar events, e.g. Resource planning, Pay review and annual appraisal.
  • Ensure development of line managers' HR capability and people management competence, professionalism and consistency of approach to mitigate legal risks and associated costs.
  • Ensure complex/high risk ER cases are managed pragmatically and within an acceptable level of business risk
  • Acts as a role model for Health & Safety

Qualifications, knowledge and experience:

  • A demonstrable track record of leading a HR function for a large construction business of comparable size or more.
  • Experience of operating in a complex, commercial, multi-divisional organisation.
  • Demonstrable record of achievement for delivering business outcomes through HR strategy and plans
  • True HR generalist having operated at a senior level for some time, including: employee relations, resourcing, organisational development and learning and development.
  • Experience of organisation design, development and change.
  • Track record of operating as part of a senior management team with strong business partnering experience
  • Strong Project Management skills

Behavioural Skills:

  • Results focussed
  • Strong commercial acumen and financial awareness
  • Strong verbal and numerical reasoning skills
  • Excellent leadership and coaching skills
  • Able to lead change
  • Able to maintain a high level of personal integrity under challenge
  • Excellent influencing skills and able to challenge appropriately
  • Innovative and embraces new thinking and technology
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills at all levels. Is able to build and develop good quality professional relationships.
  • Ability to balance focused delivery with a broader business-wide perspective
  • Good IT skills including MS Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint