Head of Strategy

  • Location

    Merseyside

  • Sector:

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £55k depending on Experience

  • Contact:

    Kathryn Wycherley

  • Contact email:

    kathryn@kingsleyrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    KW17861

  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-06-02

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a “Head of Strategy” with a long-standing, award-winning law firm based in Merseyside.

ROLE: To work closely with the Director of People to lead the People team in helping to make the firm a great place to work, improving day-to-day People processes and delivering new projects and initiatives

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that the People team provides a high-level day-to-day HR service to team members and managers, including preparation of payroll
  • Employee Relations: oversee all employee relations issues. Advise and coach managers on ER issues and people management skills.
  • Contribute to and/or lead on organisational change initiatives as required
  • Performance Management: support, guide and coach line managers on performance management issues and processes; conduct performance improvement processes (PIP) for individuals; co-ordinate the company-wide performance management process; support probationary reviews
  • Policies and procedures: proactively develop, update and implement new processes and policies, making them as user-friendly as possible
  • Remuneration: manage and deliver the compensation process including promotions, benchmarking of salaries/bonuses and internal communication
  • Resourcing: overall responsibility for recruitment and general resourcing strategy
  • Team Management: oversee the day to day functions of the People team
  • Provide data and reports as required
  • Support the ongoing development of our PeopleHR HR Information System and associated processes

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Broad generalist HR knowledge and experience (including employment law, remuneration, resourcing and talent management, employee relations and organisational development)
  • Proactive approach, with the ability to identify issues and design solutions
  • Strong organisation skills: able to plan work effectively and deliver on time
  • Ability to exemplify and promote their approach to people leadership
  • “Tech-savvy” – able to get the best out of new and existing technologies
  • Graduate-level membership (or equivalent) of the CIPD is desirable
  • A legal sector background is not required, however experience of working in professional services would be beneficial

Salary up to £55k depending on experience, plus attractive benefits package