BMA (British Medical Association) Director of HR
A key part to the BMA's success is their staff. With offices in all four nations of the UK as well as staff working on the ground in our members' workplaces, the BMA's staff are central to supporting members throughout their careers. The director of HR is accountable for the development and execution of the organisation's overall people strategy to maximize the performance and talents of its people and to enable the achievement of the BMA's overall business strategy.
Reporting to the chief executive, and as a member of the senior leadership team, the director of HR must be an inspirational leader with the skills needed to lead, motivate and develop others. The role will also be instrumental in supporting the BMA's people and culture and desire to focus on continued improvement.
The role involves:
- Developing and implementing an organisational design and framework and coach other directorates to implement internal change.
- Creating innovative and forward-thinking people solutions and a performance culture, which are aligned to the overall business strategy and are communicated in a clear and motivational way.
- Developing and communicating a reward strategy, which enables the BMA to attract and retain talent and accommodate new ways of working, whilst ensuring consistency.
- Mitigating risk to BMA's people and reputation through effective people policies and governance frameworks for all people processes. This will include an employee relations strategy and framework, which facilitates forward-thinking dialogue with union partners.
- Providing HR leadership, expertise and advice to the Chief Executive, Board and wider leadership team, on a range of people-related matters and ensuring effective learning and development solutions to meet business and individuals' needs.
- Developing effective workforce plans and succession plans to manage current and future talent in the organisation, aligned with business strategy.
- Building the BMA's employer brand to enhance the profile and understanding of the BMA as a great place to work and forging relationships with external stakeholders to the benefit of the organisation.
- Leading a high quality operational and transactional HR provision and looking for ways to continually improve, whilst ensuring data is measurable against the progress of HR strategy
Skills and experience required
It is essential that the successful applicant has demonstrable experience as an inspirational HR Director and a strong academic background. This will include strategic HR management, reward, ER and organisational design. The director of HR must also be able to demonstrate the following key skills:
- Ability to lead and influence at board level and translate people strategy into manageable plans and actions.
- Strong commercial skills and expertise - ability to contribute to the wider operational and financial management of the organisation
- Experience of organisational design and successful cultural change management programmes linked to business strategies.
- Strong leadership and a track record of managing, developing and motivating effective teams across the different HR disciplines.
Oakleaf Partnership is working on behalf of the BMA to appoint its new director of HR.
The BMA welcomes applications from experienced HR directors from a broad range of backgrounds. This could include but is not limited to Charities, Membership Bodies and Professional Associations, Professional Services or other regulated commercial environments.
Applications should be submitted online to Oakleaf Partnership before the deadline.
Closing date for applications will be Friday January 18th. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified after this date.