Head of People Services

Martlets Hospice
£38,000 - £42,500 per annum (dependent on experience)
Closing date
25 Oct 2020

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Head of People Services
Brighton, East Sussex

About Us

Established in 1997, Martlets is a local charity that provides the very best care and support to terminally ill people in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas. Over the last 23 years, we’ve supported and cared for more than 25,000 people.

Most people receive care from us in their own homes. We offer specialist palliative care, end of life care, supportive care and bereavement services. This includes physiotherapy, counselling and social activities and we now offer remote holistic support. Some choose to spend their final days here, or to join us as inpatients for respite care or symptom management.

The heart of Martlets and our people strategy is to be an employer and charity of choice. We are looking for an exceptional HR professional to become our Head of People Services and help us to live out our values and promote a culture that creates a great place to work.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £38,000 - £42,500 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Contributory pension
  • Investment in your training and professional development
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Healthcare cashback plan
  • Ride to work scheme
  • On-site parking

This is an amazing opportunity for a confident and passionate HR professional to support the delivery of our strategies.

You will have the chance to make a difference to our diversity, develop a culture of inclusion and champion the wellbeing of our people as we ask our staff to be agile, flexible and adopt new ways of working.

So, if you are inspired by the prospect of making a real impact and want to take ownership of an exciting, challenging and broad portfolio of work, we'd love you to join #teammartlets.

The Role

As the Head of People Services, you will lead our People Services function and foster a welcoming, inclusive culture where both staff and volunteers can thrive. 

In this diverse role, you will lead the People Services Team and resources, including operating standards, governance, staff and volunteer personnel data, system management and all workforce terms and conditions and employment policies.

You will use your gravitas to help managers set clear expectations, find solutions to business problems and lead their people through change. We hope that this will include the delivery of an enhanced hospice building, which will make a real difference to the people we care for.

You will:

  • Act as a business partner to members of the leadership team
  • Develop an annual plan of work for the management of ongoing projects
  •  Present business cases for change
  • Promote the development and delivery of our volunteering strategic plans
  • Support the development and delivery of our EDI agenda

About You

To join us as the Head of People Services, you will need:

  • Significant experience of business partnering, influencing and negotiating on a range of people strategies with stakeholders at senior management level
  • Experience of developing HR management tools and initiatives and aligning this to organisational priorities and objectives
  • EDI and culture change experience
  • Experience of managing a human resource management service, ideally including volunteers
  • Previous experience with reward structures
  • Experience of formulating and presenting policies
  • Up-to-date knowledge of employment law and GDPR in an HR setting
  • The ability to interrogate and interpret data and present meaningful management information

HR and/or volunteering experience gained within the hospice, healthcare and/or charity sector would be beneficial to your application.

Other organisations may call this role Head of HR, Head of Human Resources, People Services Manager, HR Business Partner, Human Resources Business Partner, HRBP, Senior HR Manager, or Senior Human Resources Manager or HR Manager.

The closing date for applications is the 25th October 2020. Interviews are scheduled to be held on the 3rd November 2020.

Webrecruit and Martlets are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment.

So, if you are seeking a rewarding new challenge as our Head of People Services, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week. 30 hrs+ per week will be considered

Martlets is a charity that cares for people living through a terminal illness in and around Brighton and Hove. We’re much more than a hospice and we’re working to change perceptions of hospice care. Today, most of our patients receive care in their own home. Our hospice in Hove is a place where patients and their families can use our therapeutic services, drop-in clinics, visit our in-patient unit or just sit and have a coffee in our café. Our community teams care for people living and dying at home.  Families and loved ones are supported into bereavement. We run a 24/7 helpline for free, personal support, this a collaboration between Martlets and the Sussex Community Trust’s palliative care team.  Our care is only free thanks to the generosity of local people; every donation will help us change lives. 

Contact Us
  • Wayfield Avenue
  • Hove
  • BN3 7LW
  • GB
  • 01273 718788
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