Head of Talent and Development

Location Bedfordshire
Job Type Full time
Salary £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + benefits
Contact Lindsey Wroe
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Reference BBBH12877_1612281891
Head of Talent and Development - Bedfordshire - Permanent - c£75,000

The business

The UK division of a global business with a highly technical workforce. Their service and products are cutting edge and industry leading spanning a diverse portfolio of sectors and industries. Having recently entered a phase of growth and transformation they recognise that people and development are absolutely crucial to achieving their future plans and are prepared to invest significantly in this area, backed up by their commitment to this key hire.

The role

The Head of Talent and Development is a newly created role which will work with the HR Director to pull together multiple strands of the people strategy, and drive forward the talent, development and diversity and inclusion agenda to shape and embed a high performance culture.

Initially undertaking a review of any current or previous activity around this, you will ultimately, along with your team, develop a Talent strategy from scratch, using (amongst other diagnostic tools) stakeholder feedback to gauge priorities and pressure points across the organisation.

Key focuses in this broad role are anticipated to include development of an end to end talent acquisition strategy with a particular focus on future talent and employer brand, the building of a talent framework which supports succession planning and the identification of high potentials, the development of a suite of L&D interventions which meet both people and business needs, and the develop of a robust diversity and inclusion strategy.

The person

First and foremost we are looking for an individual with a proven track record of leading the development of a robust talent and development framework which includes the areas detailed above (Resourcing, L&D, Talent Management, D&I).

Additionally we are looking for someone who is excited by the opportunity to create something from scratch, working with a leadership team who will look to them for their expertise and a technical, highly skilled workforce who haven't previously had this level of focus from a Talent perspective.

Preferably you will have worked in a highly technical business such as engineering or high tech manufacturing, and some exposure to international businesses would be helpful.