Head of People
For further information, please refer to our website via: https://www.theaccessproject.org.uk/join-our-team
Applications close: Thursday 31st January 2019, 9am
Interview date: TBC
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract: Fixed-term for 12 months, with potential to become permanent,
Hours: 0.7 FTE: we are very open to agreeing a flexible working pattern to best suit the successful applicant
Job Location: The Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF
Salary: £35,000 (+ £3,000 London weighting), pro rata
Annual Leave: 25 days p.a., plus additional leave over office shut-down between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, pro rata
Benefits: Employee pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, travel card loan, flexible working arrangements, particularly around working from home
PLEASE NOTE: PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY - THANK YOU
Overview of the role
The Access Project’s growth ambition in the next three years means growing the organisation from c.40 staff to c.70 staff. Currently staff are located in London, Birmingham and the Black Country, and in the East Midlands towns of Ashfield, Mansfield and Shirebrook. We have core staff in offices in London and Birmingham and staff in each area who are based in school Monday-Thursday.
We have a high calibre staff body and a positive, mission-oriented culture. We are now seeking an experienced HR professional to work with our Operations Director to help us develop thoughtful processes to make the most of these assets, which will guide us through our next period of growth. They will work closely with the Operations Manager and Senior Operations Coordinator to ensure the roll-out and implementation of best practice around all aspects of HR
Duties and responsibilities
Work with the Operations Director to lead the delivery of a comprehensive HR service for the organisation:
- developing a People Strategy to underpin TAP’s strategy for growth and aspiration to be a leading employer
- identifying and implementing a creative approach to people management, working with an evidence-base and/or developing one when an innovative approach
- managing the development and implementation of an eHR system
Policies and procedures
- ensuring all charity policies and procedures are up to date and in line with current employment lawensuring line managers are up to date with any changes in policy
- ensuring policies underpin a flexible, supportive, enabling and consistent approach to people management
- measuring employee satisfaction and identifying areas that require improvement, engaging employees in a meaningful way
- developing the use of evidence and analysis to provide insight into the factors which create or inhibit a positive and effective working environment and put in place a programme of actions to deliver continuous improvement
- coaching managers on performance management to develop and support our talent
- Working collaboratively across regions as required, ensuring all employees experience is consistent
- addressing and resolving grievances and disciplinaries if they occur
Acting as a senior leader within the organisation:
- modelling the tone and behavioural expectations of The Access Project amongst staff
- leading and inputting to significant cross-team projects
- representing the charity externally with senior stakeholders when required
Essential characteristics and experience:
- CIPD accredited (or equivalent) qualification
- At least 5 years’ experience as an HR generalist
- Superb communication and project management skills
- Ability to articulate HR priorities as part of the bigger organisational picture
- Confidence advising managers on all aspects of people management and development
- Demonstrable experience in facilitating changes and improvements to processes
- Strong understanding of employment law
- Sound understanding of data protection regulations in relation to HR practices
"The Access Project is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and will expect the all volunteers and staff to share this commitment."
Applicants must be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and will expect the all volunteers and staff to share this commitment.
Disclosure of a Criminal Record
The Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order 1986 does not apply to posts where there is access to children. This means that applicants for employment which involves working with children and young people must disclose any criminal record. If your application is successful, you are required to make these disclosures and consent to The Access Project verifying the accuracy of your response with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Guidance for candidates applying for a job with The Access Project. Please read this carefully BEFORE you start to fill in the application form.
- The application form plays a crucial part in the selection process, both in deciding whether you will be invited to an interview and at the interview itself. It is vital that you complete this form as fully and accurately as possible. We will not make any assumptions about your experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job.
- Read the full vacancy details carefully before you start. All parts of the application form must be completed.
Complete this section fully. All successful applicants will be required to produce documentary evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK*. Verification of identity is required before confirmation of appointment.
Present or most recent employment
It is important to give full information, including the organisation you work in, or most recent employment if not currently working, full dates, address and explanation of any gaps in employment.
All appointments are subject to verification of employment and suitability of the candidate for the post applied for. We reserve the right to approach any previous employer for a reference and to verify their identity, but will request your permission before doing so. If you have experience of working with children please include this as one of your references.
Ensure that you put in full dates, names addresses and your job title. Be careful not to leave any unexplained gaps. Details of part time and relevant voluntary work should also be entered.
Education, Qualifications and Training
- Ensure you give all the information requested, including dates, establishment where you studied and make clear the level of any examinations e.g. GCSE, GCE 'O' Level or 'A' Level or equivalents etc. and the grades you obtained. Also include here any skills training you have had. You will be required to produce original documentary evidence of any qualifications relevant to the job, and these will be detailed on the person specification.
- Proof of qualification is required before the appointment is confirmed.
- Flexible working options
- Generous annual leave entitlement: 25 days plus Bank Holidays, including Christmas-New Year closure.
- Professional Development: we are committed to developing our staff and help to provide professional development courses to complement and enhance your employment with us.
- Cyclescheme: This is a tax exemption scheme which allows employees to purchase cycles and safety equipment as a tax-free benefit, saving on average about half the cost.
- Travelcard Loans: For permanent staff who have passed their probation period, to help cover the cost of travel, with repayment options up to 12 month instalments per year.
PLEASE IGNORE THE NOTICE ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE AS LinkedIn Resumes CANNOT be accepted. We can only accept applications that have fully responded to the questions in the application form. Thank you for your understanding.
Please direct any queries to our email via: [email protected]
For further information about The Access Project, please see our website via: www.theaccessproject.org.uk