Director of People and Organisational Development

Aldgate, London E1
Up to £70,000 per annum
09 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017
Human Resources
Full Time
Contract Type

Director of People and Organisational Development

Aldgate, London E1

Up to £70,000 per annum

35 hours pw (will consider 28 hours pw part-time and flexible working)

Want to…

…join a fast-paced charity with BIG ambitions?

…lead our organisational development plan to take us to the next level?

…help develop and retain a highly motivated and passionate workforce?

Up for the challenge? The Director of People and OD role at Asthma UK could be for you!

Why Asthma UK?

It’s ‘only’ asthma right? Wrong. There are 5.4 million people with asthma in the UK, which means asthma affects one in every 11 people and one in five households. With the right medicines and good basic care, most people can manage their symptoms and live well with asthma. But every 10 seconds someone in the UK has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack and every day the lives of three families are devastated by the death of a loved one; tragically two thirds of these deaths are preventable.

Asthma UK’s mission is to stop asthma attacks and cure asthma – and we want to end the complacency that surrounds asthma by designing and delivering ground-breaking products and services. We have an international reputation in asthma research and are increasingly sought-after to broker innovative partnerships across sectors and disciplines.

We could not deliver this without our enthusiastic team of around 80 talented employees and our strong commitment to delivering a culture that instils high levels of employee motivation and performance.

What the role involves

As our Director of People and Organisational Development, you’ll join our 80+ strong team of highly motivated, mainly millennial charity professionals. We have finished a major programme to change our organisation model to be more strategic, agile, collaborative and digital – all to achieve our vision to Stop Asthma Attacks and Cure Asthma.

Reporting to the Chief Executive and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this role will lead our organisational development to the next level. This role leads a small team to ensure the core HR services from recruitment to reward are effectively provided. However, with high levels of employee satisfaction and improved performance metrics already achieved, the challenge is to design, deliver and monitor a continuous programme of internal change – all focused on developing and retaining our workforce to achieve real impact with people with asthma in a constantly changing world.

We are open to people from different career paths; though empathy with charitable objectives and knowledge of working with similarly sized teams in a fast paced, customer focused organisation would be an advantage. We’ll also consider applicant from candidates who wish to work part-time and can offer flexible working arrangements.

Want to know more?

Please visit the Asthma UK website to find out more about us. For more information on the role and to apply, please click on the Apply button now!

Closing date for applications: 27 March 2017 at 8am.

First round interviews: 18 April 2017

Second stage interviews: 27 April 2017.

Please also be available for a short telephone interview with one of our trustees on 24/26 April.