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Head of People

Michael Page Human Resources
West Midlands, England
£85000 - £90000 per annum + car, bonus, shares
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Retail & Wholesale
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Director

Job Details

The Head of People will lead the HR strategy, aligning business objectives with employees and management in the designated business unit. They will maintain and enhance the organisation's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating human resources policies, programs, and practices.

Client Details

This organisation is a large, well-established retail company. It operates nationwide, with its headquarters located in the West Midlands. The company is recognised for its commitment to employee welfare and professional development, and for its significant contributions to the retail industry. This is a home based contract with National trvael. Requirement to be in the Birmingham office 1 day a week.


  • Lead HR strategy within the retail and logistics departments.
  • Align business objectives with employees and management in these departments.
  • Maintain and enhance the organisation's human resources policies, programs, and practices.
  • Oversee employee relations, including managing potential conflicts and implementing resolutions.
  • Coordinate with other department leaders to ensure a cohesive approach to HR across the company.
  • Conduct regular reviews of HR policies and implement changes as required.
  • Advocate for employee rights and needs.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant legal and company regulations regarding employment.


A successful Head of People should have:

  • Degree level education, preferably in Human Resources or a related field.
  • Proven experience in a similar senior HR role within the retail industry.
  • Experience in a Matrix environment within a large company is advantageous.
  • A solid understanding of UK employment law.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong leadership abilities, with a focus on supporting and developing staff.
  • The ability to formulate and implement HR strategies that support business objectives.

Job Offer

  • A competitive salary of between £85,000 - £90,000 per year.
  • A comprehensive benefits package including CA, Bonus, Shares etc.
  • Generous holiday allowance, plus bank holidays.
  • Opportunities for professional development within a leading retail company.
  • The chance to make a real impact in a senior role at the heart of the business.

If you are a strategic HR professional with a passion for people and retail, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


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.

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