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Head of HR

Oakleaf Partnership
City of London, England
£70000 - £80000 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2022

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IT, Internet and New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR (General)
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Head of HR

Global Events Management Firm


£70,000 - £80,000

My client are a global Events and Project Management firm based in the City of London. Due to movement in the team, they are looking for an experienced Head of HR to join them and help with the global growth of the business. They are looking for an experienced HR generalist to set a business aligned strategy and manage all HR operations. Sitting on the Operational Board the Head of HR will advise on all resource planning, people related employee relations and HR systems. This will also lead a small team in London and remote relationships in satellite locations including France, Japan, US, Middle East.

Key responsibilities:

  • Define overhead planning and approval process to identify key new hires and projections
  • Assist in designing competitive compensation offers for multiple roles backed by industry research and market knowledge
  • Support the creation of fit for purpose job descriptions, identify best recruitment methods and manage recruitment proves
  • Management of skills to identify training and development opportunities
  • Oversee design of employee induction
  • Support and input on the design of a remote working model to best support satellite locations, maintaining relationships and reporting
  • Work with stakeholders to create a fair pay structure with the introduction of banding linked to job roles and competency-based banding
  • Manage employee benefits and renewals
  • Oversee the performance management process including guidance and support for line managers
  • Manage apprenticeship schemes and work to develop apprenticeship opportunities across the business
  • Oversee the onboarding process in all locations supporting local legal framework
  • Updating and drafting onboarding offer letters, employment contracts
  • Own, manage and update as relevant all HR processes and policies
  • Facilitate all elements of employee relations including performance management, disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Support the provision of relevant information required for payroll for all starters, leavers and changes
  • Liaise with local payroll providers to set up and manage payroll process outside the UK
  • Manage HRIS (Bamboo HR) and any relevant add-ons for reporting purposes

Key experience/skills:

  • Proven experience in a similar level role
  • Global experience
  • Ability to create and own processes from scratch
  • Decisive decision maker and a clear communicator
  • Resilient and works well under pressure
  • Happy working in an SME environment - sleeves rolled up role
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Experience working with remote satellite offices would be advantageous


Oakleaf Partnership is the UK’s largest independent HR recruitment consultancy. Founded in 2005, we have built enduring relationships with HR functions across every sector; thanks in part to our expertise, but also our collaborative approach. We listen. We share our insights. We take the time to truly understand the culture of an organisation – the person behind a CV.

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