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Head of HR Operations

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£60,000 per annum FTE, plus 6% contributory pension scheme
Job description

Anna Freud is a world-leading mental health charity for children, young people and their families. Our mission is to close the gap in wellbeing and mental health by advancing, translating, delivering, and sharing the best science and practice with everyone who impacts the lives of children, young people and their families. More information about Anna Freud is available on our website.

We value diversity and aim to have diverse workforce that reflects the community and our service users, in line with our vision, values and inclusion commitments. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Our People & Culture team is undergoing a restructure, which will mean significant growth and innovation in 2024. This in response to our ambitious People & Culture Strategy, recently launched following approval by our Board of Directors.

The Head of HR Operations joins a motivated team to lead on bringing people, process and technology together to deliver core services as efficiently and effectively as possible. The post-holder will promote our continued culture transformation and provide leadership for a broad array of HR functions, including payroll, recruitment, onboarding, employee benefits, the HRIS system, and compliance procedures.

The successful candidate will join Anna Freud at an important and exciting time. We have an ambitious five-year strategy to close the gaps in mental health support by empowering children, young people, their parents, carers and the millions of professionals working with children and learning from them.

Please email Recruitment with any job enquiries, or if you require assistance or experience difficulties when applying. Please note that successful candidate(s) will be asked to evidence their Right to Work in the UK post-job offer – we do not hold a sponsor licence therefore we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship.


Hybrid working (a mixture of onsite and home/remote working). Staff are working onsite for at least 20% of their working hours at our London site (4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH).

Contract duration


Closing date for applications

Midday (12pm), Friday 8 December 2023.

Notification of interview

Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Friday 15 December 2023. During shortlisting, applicants are anonymously assessed using the criteria visible in the Job Profile. Please note: due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.


Interviews will be held in the week commencing 8 January 2024.

How to apply

Please visit our Careers page to register an account and apply online. We are unable to accept CVs and kindly request no contact from agencies.

More about Anna Freud

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Posted on: 20 November 2023
Closed date: 08 December 2023 at 12:00
Job ref: AF/1341
Tags: Human Resources, Senior Management, Management

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.