Human Resources Director - Northampton

Reed Global
£80,000 - £100,000 salary + benefits
12 Jun 2018
10 Jul 2018
Job Type
HR Director
Contract Type
Full Time

REED is the most trusted recruitment brand, with an unrivalled presence in all areas of the market. We are the world’s largest family owned recruitment business and are passionate about delivering the best service to our clients and candidates.

We are seeking an HRD to be responsible for HR across all areas of Reed Specialist Recruitment, with particular focus upon recruiting and retaining the best people and managing that talent effectively; creating streamlined operations with highly productive teams who deliver excellent customer service; and optimise and drive our performance culture. 

The HRD will report directly to the Group’s Chief HR Officer, with responsibility for providing all HR services to the Global MD of Reed Specialist Recruitment and holding a place on the executive board for this business. The HR function is a hugely important part of the business because dealing with people is at the core of what we do. The HRD will provide leadership to an established and highly respected HR team, whilst liaising with our own group Talent Acquisition, Reward, and Learning & Development teams to deliver world class service to the business across the UK, EMEA and APAC.  The HRD will be instrumental in developing a customer-led approach through Reed Specialist Recruitment and will be expected to use innovation in line with current business needs including improving income contribution, retention and productivity.  With an eye to the future in mind, the HRD will be aware of how technology is developing in today’s society and how business processes and operations will need to adapt to remain competitive. In addition, the HRD will be responsible for managing a team of experienced HR professionals. 

Who are we?
Reed Specialist Recruitment is a market leader in the provision of permanent, temporary, contract and outsourced recruitment solutions; employing more than 2,100 permanent Co-Members and c20,000 Temporary Workers at any one time.  

We are an established employer of choice for several clear reasons:


  • REED is the largest family run recruitment company in the world and has grown organically through innovation and service.  Being the most recognised recruitment brand in the UK provides a competitive advantage when working with both our clients and candidates.
  • We have a shared belief in people and purpose; our business values are the same as our family values and we want people with passion and ambition that help shape our future. 
  • We are passionate about developing people. We want to create opportunities at REED and we want people to join us who will make the most of these opportunities. Our industry leading learning programmes and career frameworks support both progression and reward for our Co-Members. 
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Who are you?

You will have a proven track record in running an effective HR function, alongside a sound knowledge base, gained from extensive experience of human resources, including recruitment and selection, employment law, and talent management. You will have a character which fits with our core values, and the ability to influence and challenge others through both words and actions. You will possess the ability to “get things done” alongside providing a strategic input to our business direction.

Your home office location will be in Northampton, with travel required.
This vacancy is open for applications until 10 July 2018.

For more information or, to apply in confidence, please contact Carly O’Connell, Area Manager –, tel. 01212 372647

All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. REED is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

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