Head of HR

I am working with a UK market leader and brand that's seeking a Head of HR with responsibility for a large team operating across two sites and supporting a headcount of c.2,500. Reporting to the General Manager and supported by the People Director, this is a fantastic position and critical leadership role with autonomy and influence to truly shape and deliver the People agenda. This a fast paced, dynamic and very commercial business operating across multiple sites and with a diverse workforce.

The Head of HR will manage a direct team of five and a wider HR team of c.30 that includes HR Manager's, Operations, Training, Resourcing and Health & Wellbeing. You will Business Partner the General Manager to lead and implement the strategic people agenda, working closely with Senior Leadership teams to help shape the wider business plan. In addition, you will take the lead role in people related project workstreams, co-ordinating resources as required and liasing with support functions and stakeholders to ensure successful execution and delivery of project objectives. You will play a key role in developing and delivering the HR plan to maximise Site capability and resource. You will be responsible for driving key focus areas including:

* Overseeing HR reporting, policies and processes
* Organisational change & transformation
* Engagement & communication, including employee relations and working closely with trade union representatives
* Driving employee engagement, performance and cultural development
* Recruitment and onboarding, and skills gap analysis
* Reward and recognition
* Leadership development

This is a challenging role that requires someone with gravitas and credibility who is able to work alongside senior stakeholders and be a critical part of the Site leadership team. Ideally your experience will have been gained within a similar industry sector and working environment - manufacturing, supply chain, FMCG, engineering - managing the development and delivery of all site based HR activity. With broad HR Business Partnering experience you have led a large HR Team. You will have the ability to think strategically, be able to focus on leadership development, drive engagement and performance, drive project and change management and build strong relationships at all levels. This will include ER and Trade Union experience alongside strong knowledge of UK employment law. Alongside your HR generalist experience you will possess good business/financial acumen and have great communication skills.

Due to the nature of the role you will be expected to be on site 4 days/week. The sites are based in commuting distance of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester.

The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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