England, United Kingdom
Competitive, plus excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

No one in the UK should need a food bank’s help. We want a future without food banks, without hunger, and without poverty. Last year, food banks in the Trussell Trust network gave out a record 1.6 million food parcels to people in crisis – a 19% increase on the previous year. More than half a million of these went to children. This isn’t right, and it can change.


The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks which provide emergency food and additional services to people locked into poverty. We also campaign for change, challenging the structural issues that keep people there. This is an exciting time for the Trussell Trust. We’re about to implement our new five-year strategy, working with food banks and people who are referred to them, and we have ambitious plans to grow our impact and advocacy work to end the need for food banks in the UK.


Director of People

The Trussell Trust 

Competitive, plus excellent benefits

Salisbury or London


Our new Director of People will play a key role in ensuring we deliver our ambition to end the need for food banks in the UK. The Director of People will be instrumental in developing and delivering our people strategies, encompassing our staff and our volunteers, to support our new volunteer-powered organisational strategy. Responsible for all HR functions, including organisational design and development, the Director of People will oversee a programme of upskilling our volunteer support and will develop an HR strategy that supports our food banks. They will also oversee our safeguarding and quality functions. The Director will lead a culture of collaboration, empowerment and innovation, shaping our new organisational strategy and working closely with the senior leadership group to futureproof our people resources.


We are looking for a highly-relational, motivational and collaborative MCIPD leader who brings HR expertise across the range of HR specialisms, particularly strategic people management, learning and development and culture change. You will be CIPD qualified (Level 7 and above) and have successfully managed a breadth of talent in change environments, including restructuring and setting up new functions. You will be a passionate about development, enjoy building relationships with internal and external stakeholders and will thrive in a dynamic and proactive environment, where you will ensure the organisation’s vision is upheld at every turn. Most importantly, you will be passionate about the work of the Trussell Trust and share our aim to end the need for food banks in the UK.


To arrange a confidential conversation about the opportunity, please contact Anna Gardet or Suzannah Fazackerley at Prospectus with a copy of your CV.


Closing date: Thursday 20th February 2020 

Initial interviews with Prospectus: 27th February – 10th March 2020

Panel interviews:  17th March 2020 in London


The Trussell Trust is committed to achieve greater diversity in its executive team and welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.

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Posted on: 20 January 2020
Closed date: 19 February 2020
Job ref: HQ00176688
Tags: Senior Management