Head of Talent Development

Posted 24 May 2023
Salary £70000 - £75000 per annum + car allowance, bens
LocationCentral Bedfordshire
Job type Full time
Discipline HR
Contact NameLindsey Wroe

Job description

Head of Talent Development - Bedfordshire (hybrid, c2 days office) - c£70k - £75k - Permanent

Who is the client?

A national business, they are well established with a great story of how they have evolved and adapted to create a robust, successful and sustainable business. They have an incredibly diverse mixture of roles and responsibilities within the business and Talent Development is a real priority for them.

What is the role?

The Head of Talent Development role is a critical role in the HR team, with a broad remit including Talent & Development, Engagement and ED&I. Forming part of the HR SLT, you will lead a small team to move the Talent and Learning strategy forward. They have some great foundations in place and this will about evolution and taking things to the next level, moving towards a best in class approach. Priorities are around increasing the number and quality of learning interventions across the organisation, as demand for support increases, and taking the talent and succession programmes forward using a variety of methodologies and channels.

You will also own the engagement strategy, they have made some brilliant strides engagement wise but are always alert to new approaches and tools, while also being aware that a variety of factors can impact. Finally, ED&I is something they are passionate about and want to continue to build on, from a strategic perspective this is very much an ongoing project, with lots to do!

This is an incredibly broad Talent & Development role which has so much potential to make a huge impact. While they have some great things in place, they are always open to new ideas - as with most organisations change is constant and they are very keen to keep up with the latest innovations.

Who are we looking for?

Successful applicants for this role will demonstrate extensive Talent & Development experience gained preferably from a service led organisation. Your experience will span both hands on Talent & Development exposure and strategic knowledge. Ideally you will take a thought leadership approach, constantly seeking innovation in the space and be able to recommend appropriate tools, technologies and interventions. The role leads a small team of experts so some team leadership experience will be beneficial.

They business are based in Bedfordshire and operate a hybrid model, realistically this looks like c2 office days with the rest at home. As this is a busy, commercial organisation some flexibility will be necessary dependent on the needs of the business, and this works both ways. Salary is c£70k - £75k plus car and benefits.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to everything that we do. We are committed to these values and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are more than happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require.