We are looking to appoint a Director of People & Culture. This is a unique opportunity to join a leading children’s charity at a challenging and exciting time as we evolve our future strategic direction and develop innovative ways to enable our people to deliver our ambitious strategic priorities. It provides a great opportunity to lead on the total people agenda, fostering a positive culture & employee engagement.
Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. We support families across Surrey and London from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.
The role will be a key member of the senior management team shaping the future direction for the charity, with a particular focus on our strategic people priorities. The job holder will cover the broad HR spectrum of responsibilities with a small team and will also manage our Volunteer Development team who orchestrate c800 volunteers across Care, Fundraising & Retail. A key part of the role will be to provide coaching to leaders, trustees, and managers. The role will provide both HR and Volunteer strategic oversight and operational ownership of all people related aspects for the charity.
The successful applicant will have significant and diverse HR experience gained in a senior advisory capacity as well as proven experience of leading a team and coaching at a senior level. You will be able to demonstrate excellent collaboration and communication skills and should have experience in delivering organisation and cultural change. Previous experience of working with a trustee board and with volunteers would be desirable. Applicants should be educated to degree level and membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development would be preferable.
The post could be based at our hospice and support office in Hampton or at our hospice at Guildford with frequent travel to the other locations and with some flexibility to work from home. The role is full time, 37.5 hours per week, or four days, flexible working options will be considered
There will be some requirement to attend other locations and some evening meetings.
Please note that appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance
Closing date: 29th September 2021
Interview date: We will be screening candidates throughout the campaign so encourage early applications. It is anticipated that initial conversations with longlisted candidates will be conducted ahead of interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held on Tuesday, 5th October
Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements.