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Head of HR

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Good Benefits Package
REF: 3517_1643972452
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Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for our client a leading retail brand with a strong store portfolio throughout the UK as well as a large online presence. This role requires someone from a similar HR retail background . You will be responsible for the leadership and delivery of a commercially focused HR Function.

This role offers Hybrid working, an excellent benefits package, and the opportunity to work for a forward-thinking organisation . This is a hands-on HR Manager role and requires someone with a can-do attitude and high levels of energy and enthusiasm.

Main Duties and Responsibilities will include

  • Responsible for having the right people in the right place at the right time
  • Responsible for all induction and on-boarding arrangements for new staff
  • Ensure all roles have identified successors and the business has a strong pipeline of talent
  • Responsible for producing monthly reporting to the FD & Group HRD
  • Establish metrics to monitor trends, communicate progress, and measure success
  • To ensure all HR activity is in line with employment law & best practice guidelines
  • Proactively identify Training and Development needs and in collaboration with the L&D team
  • Own and manage the Development Review process within the business
  • Leadership and management of all employee relations ensuring line managers have the correct skills and advice
  • Ensure professional knowledge, practice, and compliance is demonstrated to ensure the business is duly protected from tribunal claims
  • Proactively contribute to the design and development of pay, reward, and policy arrangements for the Brand
  • Lead and manage the annual pay and reward across the business ensuring full compliance
  • Ensure that all staff data is correct and that accurate

Person Specification

  • Demonstrated success in a previous HR management role in a fast-paced multi-site omnichannel business, within the retail industry
  • Proven experience of running a commer focused HR team
  • A strong leader with a track record of building high performing teams
  • Able to provide effective and professional advice and guidance to senior leaders
  • Highly organised individual with a strong background in negotiation and influencing
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong decision maker, agile and resilient are characteristics that are vital to being successful in the role
  • High attention to detail, numeracy & analytical skills
  • Vision and creativity and the ability to constructively challenge conventional thinking
  • Determined and confident, driving results through people and performance
  • Highly adaptable and pragmatic but able to 'stand your ground' on a point of law or principle when required
  • Commercially astute & gets involved and gets things done
  • High levels of energy and enthusiasm, but able to remain calm and focused in pressurised situation