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Interim Head of HR

Michael Page Human Resources
South Yorkshire, England
£75000 - £80000 per annum + Car Allowance
Closing date
13 Sep 2022

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Construction & Property
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Director
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Job Details

A senior level Head of HR role for the next 12-18 months, working closely with a HRD to design and deliver people strategy, managing a remote team of HR Business Partners.

Client Details

A leading Yorkshire based engineering and construction business.


The interim Head of HR will lead a team of HR Business Partners to deliver a full service to the business, including employee relations and project implementation.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with the HRD and HR leadership team to design and deliver a people strategy
  • Manage a team of remote HR Business Partners to deliver a full and effective service to the business, driving a true partnering function
  • Develop and mentor team members to promote a positive culture with extensive thought given to succession planning and driving performance
  • Coach the HR team to provide commercial HR advice across a broad range of employee relations issues, taking ownership of more complex cases.
  • Ensuring company policy and practice is up to date and fit for purpose
  • Building strong relationships with senior stakeholders and upskilling them in HR matters
  • Work closely with the HRD to ensure a positive culture and behaviours are embedded and practiced within the business and leadership team
  • Ensuring MI is accurate and work with the leadership team proactively
  • Drive the design and implementation of a variety of HR projects
  • Work with the business to drive employee engagement
  • Other ad hoc duties


The interim Head of HR will be/have:

  • CIPD qualified to at least level 5 or equivalent
  • Strong experience of managing employee relations at a senior level in a similar environment such as engineering, construction, manufacturing etc
  • Exceptional employment law knowledge
  • Extensive proven experience of managing HR teams and their ongoing development
  • Solid experience of operating at a senior level and working as part of a senior leadership team in a mid-large business
  • Flexible approach to work and with team, able to travel within the role (not extensively but as required)
  • Able to start on short notice, ideally by the end of September at the latest, and commit to the full 12-18 month contract

Job Offer

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced interim Head of HR to make an impact in a fast paced business. On offer is:

  • Salary £75-80k plus generous car allowance and package
  • 12-18 month fixed term contract
  • Immediate start or in September
  • S. Yorkshire base with hybrid working and some travel


Michael Page Human Resources is acknowledged as one of the leading recruitment companies for human resources with over 30 years of recruitment expertise and a team of specialist consultants based in offices nationwide.  If you’re looking for permanent or temporary job opportunities in human resources, let us use our extensive network and strong relationships to help you find you the next step in your career.

Michael Page Human Resources recruit HR roles nationwide, ranging from HR Administrator to Global HR Director and also within the specialist areas of HR including Learning & Development, Recruitment, Reward, and Talent.

We offer vacancies across executive, director, manager and junior levels with many of the UK’s leading companies. Our teams have specialist consultants that focus on permanent, interim and contract opportunities. Find out more about our consultants here.

To get started browse for human resources jobs or contact one of our offices directly to find out how our expertise could make a difference to your HR recruitment process.

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