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People & EDI Manager

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£45,000 per year

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Job description

SPANA - The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad is the global charity for working animals in low-income countries. Since 1923, we have supported the welfare of working animals, including donkeys, horses, camels and elephants, in communities that depend on working animals for water, transport, agriculture and their very survival. Today, we support working animals across 26 countries, through a series of global projects and partnerships.

The People & EDI Manager will be a key member of the Global Operations Team, responsible for effective and efficient Global HR delivery at both a strategic and an operational level across the organisation.  This position plays a critical role in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.  The role will help foster a culture of inclusiveness and belonging and provide ED&I guidance and support to Directors and teams, resourcing talent management professionals and updating the Head of Global Operations on current issues and standards.

The postholder will work closely with the Head of Global Operations to develop and implement a global workforce Strategy. The role will support the implementation of organisational initiatives, including L&D, our wellbeing offer and lead on team communication related to HR matters with the wider organisation. This role will, together with the Head of Global Operations, oversee the development of the Global Resources Co-Ordinator.

While we classify this role as hybrid, it's worth noting that the vast majority of your work can be done from the comfort of your own home. Occasional in-person visits to our London office (located in Borough High Street), and all-staff gatherings will be necessary. Our full time hours are 34.5 hours per week and we offer core working hours between 10am and 4pm.

Key responsibilities 

  • Ensure timely and accurate advice and guidance is given to line managers and employees on HR employee relations issues, absence management, employment legislation, policies and procedures, referring requests for advice on complex employment matters to legal advisors.
  • Provide in-depth support and legislative expertise and guidance with staff matters, including disputes, performance, disciplinary, and/or grievance matters.
  • Provide support for the performance management system ensuring that it is completed on time each year and outputs are used to inform the talent and career development procedures.
  • Explore opportunities to increase the Society's Apprenticeship programme and make use of the Apprenticeship Levy.
  • Timely recruitment, globally to provide recruitment and interview guidance, and training to interviewers.
  • Define and develop specific inclusion and diversity priorities and targets.
  • Collaborating with senior leaders and directors to plan and facilitate activities that support the organisation’s commitment to inclusiveness.
  • Utilise data and insights to create board and business reports that track progress towards measurable outcomes.
  • Partner with relevant teams globally to maintain consistent messaging and branding for equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives both internally and externally.
  • Oversee the UK monthly payroll preparation.
  • Produce the monthly HR reports for SMT and Committee meetings.
  • Lead on the organisation learning and development program drawing on the outcomes of the performance management process and with input from senior leadership team to identify priority capacity development needs.
  • Work with SLT to develop career paths that help grow internal talent pool.
  • Review and update HR policies, contracts and procedures to ensure they support gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

About you 

  • CIPD Qualified with experience in a senior HR role 
  • Strong knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion best practices and regulations
  • Experience of working for an INGO or similar global non-profit entity
  • Solid understanding of employment legislation
  • Experience working effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience of delivering on HR change and transformation projects would be beneficial
  • Proactive and consultative approach with the ability to work in fast pace environment
  • Hands-on experience with Human Resources Management Software (including payroll and absent management systems)
  • Knowledge of data analysis and reporting


  • 26 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. Further leave will accrue after two years of service up to a maximum of 30 days
  • Company pension scheme (SPANA will contribute 10% of salary, if you contribute 5% of salary)
  • Hybrid working with London Head Office (Borough High Street) attendance approx. 1 day a month (travel expenses not included)
  • Health Cash Plan with Medicash which includes access to virtual GP appointments and a members discount portal
  • Group Life Insurance scheme, which provides coverage at 3x your annual salary
  • Group Income Protection scheme, designed to provide income if illness or injury prevents you from working for a period of time
  • Enhanced Employee Assistance Programme including face-to-face counselling
  • Paid Volunteer Day

The full job description can be found on our website. 

Due to a high volume of applications, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding the status of their application. If you are selected for an interview, we will reach out to you directly. 

To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.

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SPANA View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 22 May 2024
Closing date: 21 June 2024 at 13:59
Tags: Human Resources

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