People and Culture Director

Posted 30 April 2024
Salary £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits
Job type Hybrid
Discipline HR
Contact NameLindsey Wroe

Job description

People and Culture Director - £70k - £80k - East Manchester / Derbyshire (hybrid) - Permanent

I'm delighted to be supporting this well established and successful business in their search for their first permanent People and Culture Director. This family owned business has a rich heritage and a strong focus on driving a positive and supportive culture which allows people to thrive and in turn deliver exceptional service to their customers. They are very much focused on growth and the next phase of the business, and are acutely aware that an engaged and supported workforce is critical in making this a success.

The role is part of the Senior Leadership Team and reports into an MD who is very passionate both about the business and people. As a team they are excited to recruit their first People and Culture Director who will bring new ideas and innovation, while embracing the great culture they have built to date with family values at their core.

The People and Culture Director will find that there is an established team in place, and they have had the support of a well thought of external consultant so this is not a build from scratch scenario, more of an evolution of the function and a focus on taking the business to the next level from a people perspective.

The role is incredibly generalist, therefore the remit will be varied and the projects wide ranging, however they do have some key priorities around talent - both from a talent acquisition and a learning perspective and all that entails, along with how they can further embrace AI & Tech, and continue to evolve and develop as a leadership team.

It goes without saying that the People and Culture Director must have strong employment law knowledge, and be able to support managers and leaders with any issues that do arise from time to time, in addition to leading through the future growth.

The ideal person for this role will demonstrate HR generalist experience at a senior level. You will ideally have led a team in an owner managed or family owned SME environment, and be a great relationship builder who is able to align HR strategy to business strategy effectively. As part of the Leadership team you will be comfortable challenging and being challenged in a professional and respectful way, and you will also be someone who can blend strong and established family values with innovation and ideas that raise the bar from a people perspective. Some experience of executive coaching would be an advantage.

On offer for this role is a salary of c£70k - £80k plus benefits including healthcare. They are based on the outskirts of Greater Manchester / Derbyshire and offer hybrid working (c3 day office).

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.