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Head of People

NFP People
£45000 Per Annum
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

Job Details

Head of People

We are looking for a warm, people-first individual with exceptional interpersonal skills who can drive improvements in the organisations recruitment efforts, whilst also prioritising the well-being and development of 250 staff and 60 volunteers.

The organisation is at an exciting stage of its development with a strategy of cautious and sustained growth, so if you want to be part of the next chapter of growth and development… then apply today!

Position: Head of People

Location: London/hybrid (with frequent travel to Birmingham)

Hours: Full time: 37.5hours

Salary: £45,000 depending on experience

Duration: Permanent

Closing Date: Friday 19th April 2024

Interview Date: Week beginning 22nd April 2024

The Role

As the Head of People, you will be instrumental in fostering a positive and inclusive workplace culture. Reporting directly to the CEO and serving as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), you will lead efforts to nurture an already vibrant organisational culture and further build on it.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Lead initiatives to reinforce and strengthen organisational culture
  • Ensure that the culture and environment is inclusive
  • Provide leadership to the People Team
  • Develop and implement strategies to foster high levels of employee engagement and satisfaction
  • Champion professional development opportunities and career growth pathways for staff members
  • Drive and lead the recruitment process
  • Serve as a trusted mediator and advisor in resolving interpersonal conflicts or workplace issues
  • Spearhead initiatives to prioritise the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of the team
  • Stay abreast of relevant employment laws and regulations
  • Oversee the collection and analysis of data on key performance information
  • Contribute towards driving the overall strategic direction

About You

You will have experience of working within People and HR teams at senior level and of managing teams of staff and volunteers within corporate and/or voluntary sector. A values driven individual and with a passion to make a difference to the lives of autistic people and those who love and care for them, you will have excellent communication skills and be adaptable to different populations including: colleagues, external professionals, service users, families, volunteers, donors.

To apply you will be asked to submit a one-page covering letter and your CV.

About the Organisation

The organisation has been around since 1997 and started as a small playgroup set up by parents dismayed at the lack of provision for their autistic children. Since then it has grown into a major deliverer of services and support in London and the West Midlands with a turnover of around £2.6m per year. The mission is to support autistic people to live happy and fulfilling lives, to change society’s attitude to autism whilst also providing essential services and enriching opportunities to autistic people. A value-driven organisation which employs value-driven people who want to make a difference.

You will play a vital part in ensuring that there is a resource to sustain this amazing work.

Benefits include:

  • Flexible working patterns with the option to work in a hybrid way
  • 25 days of leave (pro rata for part time roles) each year plus 8 bank holidays and the additional office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • Access to ongoing training and progress in the areas that interest you
  • Access to our wellbeing initiatives and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enrolment on to our pension scheme
  • A supportive, warm and fun working environment made up of values driven people who are passionate about changing the world for autistic people

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and global majority candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and disabled candidates, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level at the organisation, as greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the community. The organisation are working to improve the ways in which it recruits and supports neurodiverse employees and those with lived experience of neurodiversity.

You may have experience in areas such as Head of HR, Head of People, Head of Personnel, Director of HR, Director of People, Director of Personnel, HR Director, Personnel Director, HR Manager, Head of Human Resources, Human Resources Director.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.


We are Not-For-Profit People.

We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

Company info
01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR

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