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Head of Talent / L&D

Midlands/ East of England – Home based (Travel as required across our geography)
Up to £56,705 plus car allowance
Closing date
10 Jun 2022

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Head of Talent / L&D

Midlands/ East of England – Home based (Travel as required across our geography) 

Up to £56,705 plus car allowance 

Permanent, Full Time  

Our clients people are at the forefront of delivering their ambitious vision and they’re looking for an experienced, inspirational, and strategically minded Head of Talent to join a forward-thinking organisation focused on high performance and being an employer of choice. 

Their vision is clear; to improve lives. Intrinsic to this is an absolute commitment to be a high-performing and inclusive organisation that enables their people to be themselves and perform to their highest ability. To achieve this goal, they are now looking for an inspirational Head of Talent to shape their talent management, resourcing, learning, career, and leadership development across the Group. 

This role will be pivotal in ensuring that quality people are at the heart of everything they do at and have the skills, capabilities, and motivation to deliver exceptional results and levels of customer experience. Engaging with their Senior Leadership team, you’ll develop inclusive and fit for purpose workforce strategies that ensure they have the skills and talents they need now, and in the future, addressing existing and predicted labour shortages. 

As they progress their digital journey and enhance their digital offering to their customers, you’ll play a key role in building the digital capabilities of their people to maximise the benefits of their investment. 

You’ll be instrumental in the design and delivery of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy and approaches to build an inclusive and welcoming environment where colleagues can thrive. 

A key part of their leadership team, you’ll lead a first-class learning and development and talent function that supports the needs of an ambitious organisation and, ultimately, supports their people to provide the best possible service to their customers. 

The Person 

An inspiring strategic leader with significant experience and expertise across all talent management and resourcing areas, you’ll be passionate about driving high levels of engagement and a culture of learning. Possessing strong analytical skills, you’ll also be adept at measuring the benefits and return on investment of learning approaches. 

You’ll have knowledge and experience of leading equality, diversity and inclusion strategies that have supported the development of an inclusive organisational culture. 

Highly-motivated, self-aware, with excellent communication and organisational skills, you’ll be proactive, enthusiastic and able to influence and inspire others. 

You’ll have experience of leading a business focused, highly performing learning and development and talent function to deliver related strategies, policies and services that support the Group’s vision and strategic aims. 

If you match the job description and person specifications and feel you could help them realise their vision and their ambitions, they’d love to hear from you. 

Their Offer  

Their offer has been created to underpin their two key pillars (health and wellbeing and economic resilience) and five core values: In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the boundaries and Fun and Fair. 

Demonstrating their strong investment in your health and wellbeing and economic resilience, they offer: 

  • A competitive 31-day annual leave plus bank holidays 
  • Pension Scheme 
  • Life Cover (as part of pension scheme membership) 
  • Membership of our Health Care Cash Plan including Employee Assistance programme 
  • Free Eye Tests 
  • Free flu vaccinations 
  • Investment in your personal development through our extensive learning and development opportunities. 
  • Professional subscription for membership fees relating to your role. 
  • Family friendly, carers leave plus other paid leave 
  • Long Service Awards 
  • Carers Networking Group and resources to support Unpaid Carers 


If your CV shows that you have the right knowledge and skills and that you share their values, they'll invite you to meet one of their team. They can’t wait to meet you… 


How to apply 

Please click apply now to submit your CV today. In the event of high applicant volumes, they reserve the right to close this advert and CV submission window early. 

Vetting Requirements 

The important things – Naturally working with their customers they need to complete pre-employment checks before you join them. This role is conditional upon receipt of two satisfactory references (one from your current employer).

They can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Original proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature). 

Equal Opportunities 

As an equal opportunities’ employer, they are committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. 

They pride ourselves on looking after their colleagues and as part of their commitment they are an Employer for Carers and would welcome your application if you have additional unpaid caring responsibilities. 

They aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join them. 



Since our establishment in 2001, networx has been at the forefront of the online recruitment industry.  Through our unique and tailored approach to recruitment, today we are market leaders in the provision of online recruitment solutions and the chosen partner to hundreds of UK businesses.

Find Us
(0) 1943 467 766
The Engine House
Wharfebank Business Centre
Ilkley Road
LS21 3JP
United Kingdom
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