Global Head of HR - Bristol

Human Resources
Ref: 105 Date Posted: Monday 17 Feb 2020
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We are very excited to be representing an International business with the introduction of a Global Head of HR position. Reporting into the Business Directors and being a vital part of the Senior Leadership team. This is a brand new role due to growth and a very exciting time for this award winning organisation. 

Do you have a track record in leading an HR function in multiple countries?

Do you have a keen interest in travel and culture, maybe you have a creative edge to your approach?

Then we would love to hear from you. 

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing HR initiatives in line with organisational objectives
  • Leading the organisation’s core HR functions
  • Liaising directly with the Board and being accountable for the performance of the HR function and the departments within it, as well as providing strategic counsel on all people matters
  • Contributing to long-term goals around business and people development, including succession planning and talent acquisition
  • Expanding the worldwide Learning & Development capability to ensure our desired culture of self learning is embedded and supported through appropriate systems and resource
  • Developing company well being, health and counselling policies
  • Obtaining and interpreting key employee feedback and data into an effective and commercially focused HR and people strategy, working with senior management to create a more engaged culture
  • Creating and managing the HR department’s annual budget
  • Taking oversight of the company’s culture and integrating this internal branding into our recruitment strategy Introducing and driving change management initiatives, including the introduction and implementation of new systems
  • Overseeing investigations and complex employee relations issues including redundancy and grievance
  • Keeping all employees informed of key organisational issues
  • Acting as the externally facing representative for HR for the organisation

Experience and Skills required

Senior-level Experience - extensive experience in senior HR roles, preferably as a qualified CIPD member

Organisational skills - personal efficiency, time management skills and the ability to prioritise competing demands are key

Communication skills - to lead the HR team, managing diverse personalities and viewpoints, strong emotional intelligence and the ability to build relationships and collaborate with others is vital

Commercial acumen - the Head of HR will be heavily involved in strategic decision-making within the business. Being able to understand company finances, resourcing and the ultimate aims of the business and align the HR strategy and decision-making accordingly is critical

Role modelling - As a member of the senior leadership team, the Head of HR is expected to demonstrate and lead on the values, initiatives and culture of the organisation

Professional expertise - A strong working knowledge of employment law issues, best practice processes for disciplinaries, redundancies and payroll is required, as well as experience of employee relations

Coaching and mentoring - Whether working with senior executives, junior colleagues or middle management, you will be proficient in developing skills

Trust - As a member of the executive team, you will become a trusted confidante on talent issues, unafraid of sharing your opinions and expertise

Beneficial experience and skills

Experience of working in multi-national, multi-cultural environments

Experience of introducing effective matrix management structures across international and departmental boundaries