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Head of HR - 12 month FTC

Macmillan Davies
Greater Manchester, England
£70000 - £75000 per annum + Car allowance and further bens
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Macmillan Davies are partnering with a leading logistics and distribution organisation to recruit an experienced Head of HR to cover a period of maternity for 12 months.

Based out of their North West headquarters, this fixed term contract isn't designed to plug a gap. The organisation are keen to attract a senior HR professional who can immediately add value in to this role and team as the business look to improve the HR offering nationally. In short, the business never stands still.

About the role
Reporting to the HR Director the Head of HR role will come with a broad remit. Key responsibilities will ask you to:
*Develop and grow key relationships with functional leadership teams, ensuring that HR Plans are integral to broader business priorities and plans.
*Own and deliver change initiatives, drive a culture change in a resistance or challenging environment.
*Play a pivotal role in all Companywide Union related matters such as formal consultations, Terms & Conditions changes and annual pay negotiations
*Lead the successful delivery of cross-functional projects, providing subject matter expertise to ensure success.
*Lead, coach and develop the HR Business Partners and HR team, ensuring a proficient business partnering approach and service to stakeholders' business wide.
*Co-create and deliver interventions for Organisational Development initiatives, with high priority given to org design, succession planning, talent management, culture and change management.
*Attract, develop, and retain people capability that drives and supports the organisation's short-, medium- and long-term objectives
*Work alongside the People Director to develop 'employer of choice' status.
*Lead the analysis of employee feedback and data, with the aim of creating a highly skilled and engaged workforce.

About you
We need somebody great! There's a lot to achieve in this role and requires someone who can demonstrate:
*Commercially focused expertise and a proven strategic thinker who combines sound senior-level generalist experience with a results-focused approach
*Experienced Head of HR or Senior HR Business Partner ideally within a changing growth environment (ideally Logistics, Retail or Service)
*Worked within a Unionised environment and led on consultations including knowledge of pay negotiations
*Experience of managing and leading a people function up to and including Senior Management level
*Experience of shaping, developing and implement HR strategic plans that drive continuous improvement and encourage efficiency
*Demonstrate gravitas and credibility with senior managers to influence and challenge the status quo
*Experience of driving culture change in a resistance or challenging environment
*Has completed TUPE transfers in the past so has broad knowledge of the key steps, timescales and process
*Extensive ER involvement with broad Employment Law knowledge and the ability to confidently advise on the majority of and serious ER cases
*Have experience of leading and facilitating transformational change and organisation design negotiation and influencing skills and remove barriers to change
*The ability to engage and build open, honest, and positive working relationships with colleagues, peers and stakeholders

If this sounds like you then please don't hesitate to get in touch. An exciting 12 months awaits

What's on offer
Salary from £70k - £75k plus car allowance and broader benefits.
The Business operate a hybrid week normally split with 2 or 3 days in the office dependent on workload and where that needs to take you. There will be some occasional national travel.



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Engage. Consult. Recruit.
For many HR professionals, we’ll need no introduction. We are one of the longest-established specialist HR recruitment consultancies in the UK, with expertise in every sector, including financial services, technology and communications, retail, and professional and business services. However, it’s our consultative way of working that really sets us apart. Engage Macmillan Davies and you’ll find the focus is firmly on you and your needs. 

Professional. Proven. Personable. 
Whether you’re an established HR Manager or just beginning your career as an HR Administrator, you’ll find our focus is on long-term candidate relationships, not short-term fixes. We’ll take as much time to understand your needs as we do client ones. Rather than simply pointing you towards a permanent or interim job in HR, we’ll ensure you make the right career move. 

Our history
To say we’ve a wealth of experience in HR recruitment is an understatement. Macmillan Davies has been a dedicated HR recruitment consultancy since 1979. Since then, we have developed into the business we are today: a market-leading HR recruitment firm with offices in London and Manchester and part of a global network that spans Asia, Australia and Europe. 

Our approach
Our approach has been developed over three decades at the forefront of HR recruitment consultancy. In that time, we’ve developed an excellent track record of adding value to leading clients in every major sector, a well-established global network and a collaborative working style.

Together, these qualities add up to a unique proposition in HR recruitment. Not only do we have the expertise to deliver what you need, but our consultative and professional approach also means that search will be a rewarding experience.

At Macmillan Davies we take our responsibilities seriously, as we’re guardians of both our clients’ brands and our candidates’ careers. But we also make sure this professionalism is balanced with a personal approach. How we deliver is just as important to us as what we provide – and the reason so many of our clients and candidates return for our advice again and again. 

Supporting your HR career every step of the way
We’re a long-term career partner to many of our candidates, supporting them as they progress from HR Assistant jobs to HR Director levels. All of which is made possible by our specialist practices. If you’re looking for a senior HR role, our Executive Resourcing practice is a specialist in the field. Our Interim team will handle your day rate and fixed-term HR assignments, while our Futurexec team will provide the support and opportunities you need earlier in your human resources career.

Darren Hayman – Director, Executive Resourcing
0203 587 7066

Nick Allwood - Director, Manchester
0161 416 6295

Macmillan Davies London
Kemp House
152 - 160 City Road

Macmillan Davies Manchester
First Floor, Swan Buildings
20 Swan Street
M4 5JW

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