The Human Resources Director has overall responsibility for all the people management functions within a company or organisation. Principal duties include devising and driving the HR strategy, leading the HR team and overseeing all relevant procedures and processes.
Operating at director level alongside the other board members and senior managers, the HR Director’s responsibilities vary from company to company, but typically include:
Setting and enforcing best practice
Developing and leading the HR team
Promoting workforce productivity, efficiency and motivation
Supervising the wellbeing and safety of the workforce
Providing senior management with expert guidance on all HR-related issues
Developing the HR strategy, procedures and policies in line with the aims and principles of the organisation
Advising on compliance and risk management matters
Ensuring that HR policies are effectively communicated to staff and management
Taking charge of recruitment procedures and processes
Providing effective change management strategies
Establishing effective and compliant procedures for investigating and resolving grievances, and for managing redundancies and disciplinary matters
Evaluating and recommending training and development programmes
Managing employee rewards and benefits
Representing the organisation on HR matters
Requirements for the role
Any candidate for the post of HR Director will be expected to have extensive experience in a senior HR management position, proven ability in general HR and change management roles, significant experience in managing a team, strong communication and people skills and up-to-date knowledge of UK employment law. You should also be able to demonstrate the commercial awareness and impressive personal qualities expected in any candidate for a director level role. Most organisations will only consider qualified CIPD members, and will demand education to degree level plus all the relevant HR qualifications.
At Adam Recruitment we have a wealth of experience recruiting into the HR Sector, if you are looking for a job role within HR, send your CV or get in touch with us today. We have a number of sector contacts and a high level of expertise you can rely on.