up to £51,147.93pa (£53,794.00pa London Weighting)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of People Support. Home working with occasional office attendance in the Midlands & London.  Salary up to £51,147.93 (£53,794.00 London Weighting)

Are you someone who drives and embeds a customer focused ethos within the people function, putting people at the heart of everything you do?

Do you spot new ways of working and make recommendations for change (which will better position the charity as an Employer of choice)?

We are seeking a talented Head of People Support (reporting directly into the Associate Director for People and Organisational Development) who is an experienced & qualified HR professional with core HR and operational capabilities, to lead our People Support team.

As the Head of People Support, you will play a pivotal role in managing all aspects of the employee life cycle and ensuring the People Support function is a true partner to the organisation.  You will drive a customer focused team delivering expert HR support and advice to enable to the organisation to achieve its aims and objectives.   In addition, you will be critical in ensuring that our employee, bank and volunteering offering is sound and well-co-ordinated, so that the experience of core-staff and non-core workers is a positive one. 

Collectively with the other Heads of within the People team, you will support the Executive Team to embed a culture of care and importantly, you will play a fundamental role in ensuring continuous improvement is embedded within the team. You will oversee our current HR systems and the implementation of a new integrated HR system, with the aim to improve efficiencies/processes, data / reporting, and the end user experience.

You will use our people data, surveys and HR KPIs to inform stakeholders of key issues affecting the achievement of business objectives and you will work with them, alongside the wider People team, to develop robust solutions and inform the HR strategy.

If you are an experienced HR Manager that’s led and delivered a first-class HR Support function and this sounds like a role that interests you, then take a look at the Job Description on our website. This will provide more information about the role, us as a Charity and the great work we do.

Caring for our people.

We offer a wide range of support. Some of our benefits include:

  • Wellbeing support: our Wellbeing hub gives physical, emotional, and mental health support. We also have a BUPA Employee Assistance Programme with access to appointments.
  • Taking time for you: we work flexibly –you get to choose where you work, managing your own diary. We have generous annual leave, starting at 25 rising to 30 days, plus bank holidays, as well as your birthday off.
  • Planning for the future: We have a contributory pension scheme.
  • Structured Corporate Induction: Onboarding you into the Charity supporting your wellbeing along the way.
  • £300 when you introduce a Friend: receive up to £300 when you introduce a friend or family member


Who are we?

We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.”

It is an exciting time to join our growing charity. We are on a transformation journey, one that supports the delivery of the organisation strategy – delivering Communities that Care. Supporting employees, managers and leaders through this change is a key priority for the People function. Just like its key that we attract diverse people to come and work for us.

We need diverse people who bring different perspectives and represent the communities that we serve. So, we welcome applications from everyone. Applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ ), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles, in helping us to achieve this.

Additional information:

Closing date 5th June 2022.

First stage interviews will take place Friday 10th & Monday 13th June 2022 and will consist of a Competency/Behavioural interview. Second stage will be on Monday 20th June and will be a presentation/brief, which will be provided closer to the date if successful.


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Refreshed on: 30 May 2022
Closed date: 05 June 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Human Resources, Management

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