Head of People

Michael Page Human Resources
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Up to £55000 per annum
Closing date
26 Oct 2021

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Job Details

The Head of People will lead on the development and delivery of the site HR strategy and provide operational support on all people-related matters in line with business priorities and objectives.

Client Details

My client is a leading Manufacturing business based in Newcastle upon Tyne.


Key responsibilities:

  • Implement a robust and relevant HR strategy to support the overall business needs and priorities, as well as providing a proactive HR service across the site, leading on all ER matters
  • Understand the strategic and tactical needs of each business function and translate these requirements into an effective HR practice
  • Achieve business objectives and drive up standards and overall performance
  • Ensure all employee relations matters - disciplinary hearings, grievances, absence and capability issues - are handled promptly and in line with employment legislation
  • Develop a robust recruitment process from start to end for all areas of the business, including onboarding
  • Lead the annual performance appraisal process, recommending development and succession plans to support current and future organisational needs
  • Develop a reward system that will attract, retain and motivate employees and drive continuous improvement
  • Review, develop and implement people policies to drive continuous improvements
  • Establish an effective internal communications strategy, to improve levels of employee engagement and shape the business culture
  • Collaborate with the Training and Health & Safety Manager to identify training requirements and solutions to develop and retain employees
  • Work with the Health & Safety Manager to ensure a safe working environment and compliance to HS&E legislation
  • Coach and build the capability of site leadership
  • Coordinate all transactional HR processes and procedures
  • Support and lead on wellbeing initiatives


  • A degree or equivalent qualification in Human Resources Management - e.g. CIPD
  • Solid generalist experience in a Management or 'Head of' position within HR
  • Previous experience working in a Manufacturing/ Industry setting
  • Extensive HR experience
  • Strategic and hands on experience of HR policies and ER processes
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience of driving HR initiatives in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong leadership and influencing capabilities

Job Offer

  • Salary £55,000 per annum
  • 30% company bonus
  • Full-time and permanent position


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