Westminster, Greater London
£40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Job Title:        Head of People

Responsible to:    Chief Operating Officer

Salary:    £40K,000 per annum

Tenure:     Permanent

Benefit:    8% Employer’s Pension Contribution 

Hours:    Full time 37.5 hours per week 

Location: This role is based out of our central london office but your time can be split between here and working from home.

Purpose of job

You will create and lead a people development strategy for the organisation, promoting best practice around recruitment, training and management of staff and volunteers.

You will oversee HR policies and work with senior management to deliver strategic HR projects and organisational change.

You will advise on and ensure the Party’s compliance with employment legislation and our internal complaints and disciplinary procedures.

You will be our leading advocate for an improved workplace, staff wellbeing, effective communication, and engagement of staff and volunteers across the Party.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Create and lead a people development strategy for staff and volunteers across the Party, working closely with the Chief Operating Officer and senior


  1. Ensure our payroll is run accurately and on time each month.

  2. Oversee our HR policies and work to embed best practice with all employees around recruitment, training, performance, management and wellbeing.

  3. Lead on strategic HR projects and support the Senior Leadership team in delivering organisational change.

  4. Oversee our employee training programme.

  5. Provide advice on employment law and HR policies to staff and the wider Party.

  6. Continually improve our HR processes, policies and structures.

  7. Manage a team that includes a People Officer, an HR Administrator and a Wellbeing Officer.


Essential Skills and Experience

  1. Experience in senior HR role(s) and in helping lead strategic projects and developing people across an organisation.

  2. Excellent knowledge of HR policies, processes and UK employment law.

  3. Experience of managing employee relations cases.

  4. Excellent eye for detail and comfortable with numbers. Experience in running in house or working with an outsourced payroll provider is a must.

  5. Proven ability to manage complex projects with many stakeholders, developing positive working relationships and anticipating problems before they arise.

  6. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to adapt your working style to different people.

  7. Excellent communication skills - both written and oral. You must be digitally savvy and be comfortable with using G suite or Microsoft tools to present ideas and influence.

  8. Diplomacy, patience, resilience, integrity and discretion.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  1. Experience using commercial HR software such as Cezanne.

  2. Experience of leading a training programme for employees and/or volunteers.

  3. A commitment to the aims and values of the Liberal Democrats.


For questions and further details, and to submit an application by attaching: 

  1. A copy of your CV; including complete work history.

  2. A Covering Letter; no more than 2 pages of A4 in length, indicating clearly how your experience and skills meet the criteria stated in the job and person specification. Please also write your name on top of your supporting statement.

We will be reviewing applications as they come in and reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date

Please note: We will not be able to employ you if you are not eligible to work in the UK. We will not be able to obtain a work permit on your behalf.

Applicants are encouraged to inform us if any reasonable adjustments are needed to be made during any part of the recruitment process. 

Please let us have details of your current salary and two referees including one from your current employer – if you would prefer us not to contact them until a later stage of the selection process, please let us know. 

The Liberal Democrats are equal opportunity employers and particularly welcome applications from groups who are currently under-represented in our staff.


The Liberal Democrats are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all of our staff. That’s why we’ve taken the Time to Change Employer Pledge. We encourage applications from persons with experience of mental health and are committed to supporting our employees to fulfil their potential and perform at their best in work.”

Refreshed on: 13 February 2021
Closed date: 19 February 2021
Job ref: Head of People
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