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Greater London (Hybrid)
£60,000 - £70,000 per year
Contract, 1 year, Full-time
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Job description

The purpose of your role

We are seeking a talented Head of People; an experienced, qualified HR professional with core HR and operational capabilities to lead our People function. This role will operate as part of our Senior Leadership Team and will bring a workforce-focused and commercial mindset to support organisational, strategic and local decision making.

The role oversees Police Now’s People Strategy, covering HR activity, strategic workforce planning, recruitment, resourcing and absence management, reward and recognition, performance, and staff learning and development. The Head of People also oversees legal reviews and guidance (with support from our external legal partner) and office management. We require someone with strong leadership, management and communication skills to continue delivering a professional and high quality People function. The role will be supported by an HR Assistant Manager, HR Officer and a Recruitment Officer. The right candidate will bring experience as a Senior HR/People Leader, who can share their knowledge, experience and expertise with staff at all levels to support informed and smart decision making, and ultimately drive a high performing, inclusive and development focused culture.

What you’ll do

  • Strategic HR: Maintain our high-performing People function, producing tailored data-driven insights into Police Now’s workforce and operational needs to meet Board and Senior Leadership Team requirements and help to drive strategic decision-making and risk management. Provide strategic advice and contribute to the development of Police Now’s strategy.
  • People strategy: Lead the delivery, measurement and development of the Police Now People Strategy, a key strategic document and implementation plan, working closely with the COO to ensure this supports our overall strategy and delivery of key performance indicators on a regular basis.
  • Workforce planning: Develop an iterative workforce plan for Police Now, which anticipates our future resourcing needs and supports the Senior Leadership Team in deploying staff as effectively as possible. This includes identifying future talent needs, forecasting and mitigating challenges of knowledge loss as staff leave.
  • HR advisory: Provide leadership, advice and where appropriate robust challenge on people matters including performance, absence, employee relations and staff engagement.
  • Learning and development: Deliver, measure and develop a fit for purpose L&D plan, seeking opportunities to truly drive a high performance and development focused culture. This includes identifying regular and one-off opportunities for external and internal training that represent value for money.
  • End-to-end recruitment lifecycle: Oversee the attraction, onboarding and retention of staff, guiding the
    HR team to recruit mission aligned people and develop excellent talent in pursuit of our mission.
  • Benefits, remuneration and wellbeing: Work closely with the Executive Team to determine appropriate pay, benefits and wellbeing support for staff, reviewing this in line with trends.
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Play a lead role in inclusion and diversity, supporting the Senior Leadership Team to consider EDI in decision making, and ensure that staff feel valued, respected and able to contribute their best. Practically this includes completing gender and ethnicity pay gap reporting, applying positive action, and sourcing training.
  • Driving high performance: Working collaboratively with SLT and Managers to effectively manage staff performance covering formal performance/appraisal processes and identifying and addressing both exceptional and concerning performance. Providing support, guidance and training where required to aid people managers in driving high performance in their teams.
  • Disciplinaries and termination: Support managers where required to implement and manage disciplinary action, including warnings, mediations, decision panels, and terminations, whilst maintaining appropriate records for audit trails.
  • Budget management: Approve and effectively utilise spending across the HR, Legal and Office management budget lines to ensure value for money in our spending.
  • Leadership and management: Lead, motivate and continue to develop the high-performing People team, including oversight of day-to-day activities, direct line management, providing robust feedback, coaching and development opportunities.
  • HR data and policies: To ensure staff data is updated and accurate, so it can be used to share insights into organisational performance to aid decision-making. Lead the development of HR policies and procedures, ensuring they
    are implemented consistently and kept up to date with relevant employment law changes.
  • Office Management: Oversee the management of the office, including supporting the organisation in
    effectively operating in a hybrid world, working closely with IT and Finance.

What you’ll need

  • 2+ years operating in a senior HR/People position, either as a Head of HR or Senior HR Manager in a larger organisation; experience managing teams of 2 or more within an HR setting is essential.
  • Demonstrable leadership experience working with senior stakeholders including Boards, influencing senior management, and building strong relationships internally and externally at a senior level.
  • In-depth knowledge of all core HR processes and up to date knowledge of HR best practice, employment law / HR legislation. Experience working with external legal teams a plus.
  • Experience of developing and implementing a wide range of projects and activities in all areas of HR including, including: organisational culture and design, recruitment and talent planning, learning and development, performance management, compensation and reward, employee engagement, and employee relations.
  • Proven track record of delivering against operational and strategic HR requirements in support of organisational strategy, and the ability to react responsively to a wide breadth of issues and opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate at the highest levels of confidentiality regarding sensitive staff and organisational information, and to act with integrity and professionalism. Please note, basic vetting may be required due to the nature of our work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong proficiency in using Microsoft Office, and the ability to analyse and present data effectively.
  • CIPD qualification (level 5 or above is advantageous but not essential) ​​​​​​​

What you’ll get from us

  • A bright, airy, modern and buzzing office near Zone 1.Please note that during the Covid-19 pandemic, online/remote working and inductions will occur.
  • A supported working from home set-up with the technology and certain equipment required.
  • Competitive salary of £60,000 - £70,000 per annum dependent on experience and location
  • Flexible working
  • 27 days holiday each year plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work and smart tech
  • Access to over 750 retailers and discounts 
  • Sanctus coaching (private mental health coaching for the workplace)
  • Access to the Vitality programme which includes healthcare benefits, an Employee Assistance Programme and discounts
  • Training opportunities for personal development 
  • Participation in a pension scheme (with 6% employer contributions and 3% employee contributions)

Please note

This role is a maternity cover role and we are looking for someone to cover this position until 31/10/2023

Applications will be screened as they are received and invited to interview accordingly.  Police Now reserves the right to close the advert prior to the advertised date, should a suitable applicant be appointed.  Early applications are therefore encouraged.

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More about Police Now

Police Now’s mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, and increase the public’s confidence ... Read more

Posted on: 16 May 2022
Closing date: 15 June 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Human Resources,Management

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