HR Director – union experience required

  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: UK , Gloucestershire
  • Reference: HRDG

The last 18 months have seen strong vision and strategy with an impressive sales pipeline and a number of key acquisitions. A lean organisation with hefty growth plans where commercial HR is truly valued.

This is a HR Director opportunity to support our client’s sites in the UK and Europe.

With investment, business growth and future expansion plans into new markets has there has been the opportunity to reshape HR in the new organisation. The role of HRD is therefore a newly created role within the new model and will sit as a peer with the other senior leaders and partner with Site Leaders.

We are seeking a proactive, commercially focused individual with an interest, desire and capacity to develop. There is clear trajectory to the role of Global HRD in c. 3 years and you will demonstrate drive, be outcome focused, creative and entrepreneurial. In addition to leading HR across sites you will be someone who can operate as part of the global team and across global projects.

A background in manufacturing / engineering / high-tech environment would be helpful, or another organisation where it’s understood that commodity selling isn’t necessarily a product (eg. business services).  You will be someone familiar with operating within a growth environment, operating with a value-add mind-set and a direct, no nonsense HR approach. Solutions and decisions happen quickly as the organisational structure is lean and flat resulting in a fast pace and an apolitical environment.

You will need a broad understanding of commercially aligned HR and an appreciation of all touch points across employee experience.  Given growth and acquisitions, an orientation towards organisational development would be useful and experience of operating within a unionised environment is essential.

Based in Gloucestershire there will be a requirement to be site based c. 4 days a week with 1 day flexing to work from home is desired.

If this opportunity is of interest please submit a CV by way of application.

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VANA HR Resourcing

Date Posted: 31/08/2021

Closing date: 30/09/2021

Client testimonials
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Debbie is an outstanding recruitment, talent and client management professional. I have had the pleasure of working with her a number of times in the last 7-8 years, and unlike many peers in her industry, she and her partner Jo consistently treat clients and candidates with the level of respect, professionalism and most importantly with a personal service, such a big decision requires. Her ability to really understand client needs, candidate capabilities and matching the two, while retaining the role of a true trusted advisor is very impressive. I would wholeheartedly recommend Debbie to any prospective blue chip client, or HR professional looking for a new opportunity.

Chris Jones, Group Head of People Development, Merlin Entertainments plc