Deputy Director of People

About Our Client

The National Deaf Children's Society is the leading charity working directly with deaf children, young people and their families both in the UK and internationally. Their strategy, Overcoming Barriers 2017- 2022, is firmly rooted in the experiences of deaf children and their families, and provides a clear focus for the next five years on three key areas: fighting to improve the services received by deaf children and young people, championing the development of good language and communication skills, as well as shining a spotlight on the importance of becoming independent and transitioning successfully into adulthood. There is also an aim to raise the profile of the charity as a global expert on childhood deafness to effect change.

Job Description

  • Lead, develop, support and motivate a high performing team that works collaboratively and effectively across the charity to understand and advise on key business drivers, risks and opportunities from a people perspective. To ensure the HR, volunteers and facilities services provided are valued and the teams are viewed as trusted partners.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of people strategies supporting the charity's mission, vision, values and behaviours. Ensuring appropriate systems for measuring, communicating and reporting progress are established and maintained.
  • To take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
  • Lead/participate in transformational HR and people development projects to enable the organisation to meet its strategic plan and ensure safe and effective practice.
  • Lead on remuneration, reward and personal development strategies to recruit and retain the best people. To lead on the relationship with pension advisers and other benefit providers.
  • To lead on continual improvement in levels of staff, sessional worker and volunteer engagement.
  • To lead on the effective learning and development of staff and volunteers: understanding demand and ensuring opportunities are provided through a wide range of learning and development options, including on line learning, to address identified development needs.
  • To work in partnership with the Communications team to inform and support the internal communications strategy using appropriate channels to inform staff and volunteers about issues that affect them and provide opportunities for effective feedback and communication.
  • Keeping Executive Directors and Trustees informed on key people metrics, interpreting trends and issues and recommending appropriate actions as required.
  • Identify and manage the operational risks within the People team and identify and recommend actions against the strategic People risks.
  • To support the maintaining of a good safeguarding culture across the organisation and oversee safeguarding of children and young people in relation to staff and volunteers, including accountability for Safer Recruitment processes.
  • Responsible for the production and monitoring of the People budget, providing variance analysis and forecasts as required. Producing business cases.
  • Ensuring all health and safety requirements are met and monitored for office and home based staff and volunteers.
  • Travel to other offices within the UK and overseas as and when required.
  • To abide by and promote the organisation's Policy of Informed Choice, its Vision and Values and Equal Opportunities Statement.

The Successful Applicant

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.
  • MCIPD qualified with experience of the charity or not for profit sector. Professional membership of the CIPD.
  • A successful track record in leading, developing and motivating a human resources team supporting a headcount of approximately 250 employees with a strong business partnering approach to support ongoing change and innovation.
  • Strong track record of developing and implementing HR strategies aligned to strategic priorities.
  • Excellent working knowledge of employment legislation and best practice.
  • Experience of developing a reward strategy to support and motivate employee engagement and retention.
  • Experience of HR management information systems and using data to drive change.

Personal Attributes / Qualities

  • Excellent team management, leadership and coaching skills.
  • Ability to listen, communicate and engage effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a range of internal stakeholders including remote staff and volunteers. Using influencing and negotiating skills to build and sustain constructive partnerships and business relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to create persuasive, well-argued business cases and use strong project management and organisational skills to deliver change.
  • Enthusiastic and flexible approach with the ability to work under pressure, prioritising, planning and organising work effectively, including managing budgets.
  • Demonstrates and promotes creativity and innovation anticipating and responding positively to change, accepting and supporting new ways of working.
  • Possesses strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret data to make sound strategic decisions, define measurable targets and monitor progress.
  • Excellent all round Microsoft Office skills and experience of identifying where technology can add value to business processes.
  • Willingness to travel outside London, including overseas.

Desirable

  • Sign Language (BSL) skills or a willingness to learn.
  • Confident in using digital tools to communicate with stakeholders and willing to learn new digital skills relevant to the role.
  • Experience of supporting staff based outside the UK.
  • Experience of supporting a workforce based in multiple locations, including home workers.
  • Experience of managing and developing a volunteering function.
  • Experience of HR or volunteer management in an organisation with the safeguarding of children and/or or vulnerable adults at its core.


What's on Offer

£45,209 - £53,163 plus benefits

Ref Code: MPTC13915926Z

 


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