Head of HR

Job Title: Head of HR
Job Reference: TL/HQ00055177

Location: London
Job Type: Contract

£75000 - £85000 per annum, Benefits: + Strong Benefits
Sector: HR & Personnel

Posted 9 days ago

Head of HR, Up to £85,000 + Strong Benefits, London W6 Area, 6-12 Month FTC with strong possibility to progress into a permanent role. 


Reporting into the COO, the role of the Head of HR is to work closely with the Group and the wider Management Team to shape and deliver the people management plans and deliverables that support organisational aims. 

The Head of HR will have 1 direct report and will oversee HR services delivered to the business, contributing to the design and delivery of these services to ensure that they are fit for purpose for the business.
The HR function works in true partnership with the business to deliver an organisation wide approach to the management of people to maximise the contribution and potential of all employees. HR is accountable for delivering a robust, compliant and efficient service across the UK and other global offices. The function defines and delivers the organisation’s approach to effective and compliant people management, talent retention and development and employee engagement, operating with the corporate governance and risk frameworks. HR develops and implements people management interventions that result in improved organisational performance, sustainability and profitability through the appropriate resourcing, development and reward of its people. 

Overseeing all Starters and Leavers from interview, offer through to leavers

Taking Responsibility for running recruitment campaigns for Permanent and Temporary employees.

Supporting Senior Management (CEO, COO etc) in all areas of HR throughout the business, this ill involve being a true business partner to the business

Assisting the company with growth plans both in the UK and US

Managing any Disciplinaries as and when required

Monitoring of sickness absence on a daily/weekly basis

Ensuring payroll is aware of any changes, moves, new starters/leavers on a monthly basis.

Being involved in the HR Transformation Programme, around Change Management and anything people related.

Advise, represent and counsel the MD and Senior Management on all HR matters which affect the business, drawing on expertise from previous experience.

Contribute, as a key stakeholder, to strategic business initiatives from an HR and people perspective, including mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructures.  
Partner with the business to support the successful delivery of strategic and Business as Usual HR projects within the  business

Working closely with the CEO & COO to lead the development of the medium and long term people strategy to meet customer and stakeholder expectations.

Act as an role model for company values and leadership qualities, cultivating key relationships within the business to enable a consistent approach to the business.

Actively contribute to the broader HR agenda and work closely with other HR teams to ensure a best practice and consistent approach to people matters across the wider organisation. 

Provide direction on, and sign off for, complex Employee Relations case, including senior exits, in the business

Ensure that the HR organisation and delivery model is fit for the present and the future  business

Ensure that people capabilities, culture and talent management are on track to deliver a high performing team, acting as a role model for the business and its visions and values

Encourage a customer culture across the HR team, ensuring a strong focus on customer need and balancing a commercial approach with regulatory and compliance responsibilities 

Ideal Background:

Good generalist HR knowledge of all areas of HR Business Partnering, including Change Management, Compensation and Benefits, Training and Development, Employee Relations and Resourcing

Proven track record of providing sound, reliable, timely and commercially driven counsel and services
Track-record of leading and inspiring people through change, with a proven ability in adapting and performing in a rapidly changing and challenging environment

Track record of working at senior level, contributing to the wider debate and business strategy

Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

Related Industry Insights

How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.


In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.


What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.


On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.


Where’s the future at?


It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.


Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.


As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.


If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or commercial@jenrick.co.uk

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