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Head of HR

Reference: CSO1044030
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Job Type: Permanent
Job Sector: Management
Date Posted: 19/06/2009
Recruiter: Robert Walters

This newly created role as Head of HR for the Birmingham office will be responsible for implementing and running the appropriate HR infrastructure and services for the staff in Birmingham and be part of the HR operating committee.
This global, blue chip organisation currently has c450 staff based in central Birmingham with a planned increase to 550 by the end of 2009.
The business employs over 8000 people in the UK.

Key Deliverables:
Supported by a team of 3 business partners, an L&D; specialist and a recruitment specialist, they will be required to partner with the Senior Management team to embed and evolve the people element of the business strategy ? key aspects will include recruitment, retention, training and motivation of a relatively young workforce
As a member of the Birmingham Operating Committee, the incumbent will be required to make a significant contribution in shaping the culture of the Birmingham site.
Drive the employee engagement activities, establishing the CSR program and setting up affinity groups.
Translate business needs into a staffing strategy and work with the resourcing partner to develop requirement plans, focusing on implementation of varied internal and external sourcing channels.
Support the annual compensation round ensuring consistent and fair decisions are made in the promotion, bonus and salary increase processes. Also ensure those decisions are market and performance driven.
Implement a reward strategy aligned to a service centre
Managing employee relations, coach managers on how to manage their teams and recruit effectively
Identify skills gaps and source appropriate training interventions, coupled with cost-effective delivery.
Implement a culture of Operational Excellence ? making HR a metrics driven function
Delivering on financial targets
Driving Employee Value Proposition and the creation of an HR brand
Establish and manage the operating model for interaction with company wide HR.

The candidate:
Their background will ideally incorporate HR generalist expertise gained within the private service sector coupled with start up and project management skills. People management skills will also be required to manage and shape the existing HR team which has previously lacked direction.
The ability to build credible internal relationships within the wider HR community (based in London) and with local and London based operations teams is essential.

If you would like to apply for this role or find out more, contact Jo Wake at Robert Walters on 0121 698 8764 or jo_wake@ robertwalters.com quoting the reference CSO 1044030

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