Human Resources Director

Human Resources Director Milton Keynes, England

Precious Homes
Full Time Milton Keynes, England 24284 - 47145 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Title - Human Resources Director
Salary - dependant on experience
Location - This is a hybrid role - there is an expectation to travel to services when needed. Our head office is based in Milton Keynes. We have services based in Milton Keynes, London, The West Midlands.

Precious Homes is looking for an experienced Human Resources (HR) Director to ensure that all human resources operations are carried out smoothly and effectively. Having this experience is essential within a care setting.

Attracting and retaining the right people with shared values is one of our most critical success factors. A primary focus of the role is the strategy for recruitment and retention of our support worker team members. Headcount has increased by over 30% in the last year and the business has ambitious plans to expand and build on its success significantly over the next 4 years.

The Role
The Director of Human Resources has four direct reports within a HR team of 15 and will be responsible for all Human Resource matters and staff development across the organisation.
You will have ownership of the organisation's people strategy including well-being, engagement, policy and process development, HR operations, diversity & inclusion, staff learning & development.
This role will allow you the opportunity to devise, develop and implement the people strategy for HR and the learning and development team. This will include creating an employee relations framework, HR succession planning and large-scale project management to enhance employee engagement and productivity. The role requires highly developed leadership, negotiation and advocacy skills to support the team and wider organisation.
You will be providing leadership advice and guidance to the senior leadership team across the organisation including your HR and Staff Development team. This role will have responsibility for an operational budget, and you will be responsible for producing the annual report in line with the strategic framework for HR.

About Precious Homes:
We provide supported living and residential services and support to autistic adults and adults with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Having earned a strong reputation among Local Authorities and won awards for successfully supporting some of the most complex needs within the social care environment, Precious Homes has delivered 100% growth over the last three years to now offering 40 services across the UK, with over 850 employees nationally.

To achieve this, Precious Homes is committed to best practice in people and business management. As part of its expansion plans, the company is looking to recruit energetic people who love to work with people with a learning disability and who want to make a difference in people’s lives.

You’ll fit in at Precious Homes if:
  • You want to make a positive difference in the lives of the people we support.
  • You’re flexible – you’ll muck in and help with anything
  • You’re proactive and always willing to learn
  • You prefer a fast-paced growth environment because you want to have an impact and love the challenges of scaling up

  • To develop and deliver people management strategies which support the overall strategic aims and objectives of the organisation; particularly the recruitment and retention of our Support Worker colleagues.
  • To deliver human resources practices and objectives that provide a people-oriented, high-performance culture to achieve empowerment, quality, productivity, goal attainment and superior standards
  • To contribute at a strategic and operational level in order to identify HR priorities and recommend appropriate people management solutions
  • To provide a customer-focused HR service, delivering expert professional advice and support to stakeholders including management and employees
  • To manage and guide the HR department to ensure fairness and consistency, reflect employment legislation and best practice and the desire to be an employer of choice
  • To advise on compliance and risk management issues
  • To take overall responsibility for the recruitment process
  • To evaluate and make recommendations on effective training and development programmes

Skills and Qualifications
The post holder will have the following background and experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree, with MCIPD status with proven experience of working at HR Director level across a multiple site organisation
  • A 10-year proven track record in the field of human resources & management and ideally a good knowledge of the care sector.
  • Strong performance management skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and solid business acumen.
  • Solid understanding of UK employment law.
  • Be working, or have recently worked, as an HR Director in the care sector
  • Be able to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills across multiple client groups.
  • Proven broad experience of employee relations, recruitment and on-boarding, retention, learning & development
  • Exposure to working within a private ownership or private equity environment ideally
  • Management experience of a headcount in excess of 1000 and HR teams of 10 plus.
  • Track record in reducing turnover, reliance on temp agency spends and new business launches.
  • Prior experience of a fast-scaling business with fast headcount growth and managing the change in a business around this, ensuring processes/structures in place for this growth.
  • Able to establish credibility and build department accountability

Human Resources Director
Precious Homes
London, United Kingdom
Fergal Cawley
Unknown / Non-Applicable
501 to 1000 Employees
Company - Private
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
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