UK Head of Talent


UK Head of Talent

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    Kent, England

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    £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits

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    Adam Alderton

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    11 months ago

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Job Title: Head of Talent and Development
Post Responsible To:Director of HR and Sustainability
Post Responsible For:Strategic Resourcing
Business Partnering with:Learning and Development
Media and Communications

I am partnering with a leading construction / manufacturing company on their search for a UK Head of Talent. You will need to be someone with gravitas and credibility and ability to provide strategic direction on talent, learning, career and leadership development across the business ensuring this growing organisation retains its talent and engages colleagues to develop their skills and capabilities to drive individual and business performance.

You will also be tasked with creating an employee experience that markets the business to future employees. The Employee Value Proposition will be crafting a relevant and resonant employer brand aligning their aspirations, values, needs, and wants with the people you are will be tasked to recruit and retain.

This is a role also requires someone to have a roll your sleeves up and on approach, delivering on over 50 live roles at any given time, and designing the strategy.

Principal Accountabilities:

Lead, develop and implement organisational development strategies, bringing the senior management team on the journey with you. This will be bringing together three main business functions Talent, L&D, and EVP.

Ensure all aspects of development, cultural change and talent management are focused on diversity and inclusiveness to ensure accessibility to all colleagues.

Strategic Resourcing
Oversee the development and delivery of strategic leadership development programmes along with the development of the company's Senior Team, aligned to the strategic objectives of the business.
Oversee the development, implementation, and embedding of succession planning practices, talent management and development programmes across the business enable it to fully utilise the potential of its people and meet future and changing business needs.

Learning and development
Enable and ensure the development of interventions focused on improving line manager competence and capability. Lead the effective implementation and measurement of management capability and reporting on progress to the SLT.

Providing career progression guidance, and clear career pathways are accessible to all staff.
Ensure the provision on creative, innovative and agile learning interventions that meet the changing cultural and social needs of the business.

Senior Leadership Duties
As a key member of the HR Team, develop and execute HR strategy plans to ensure close alignment with company priorities through strong collaboration and effective team working.

Oversee the development, delivery and regular review of the L&D business plan, budget planning, workforce plans, risk register and equality and widening access plan.

Internal and External Relationships:
Foster and maintain relationships with other external professional bodies, beneficiaries, advisers, and consultants. For example;
*Regional and National offices.
*External agencies and bodies relevant to the role; PSL providers
*HR network.
*CIPD national network.
*Representing the company at external conferences in related fields.

Performance Criteria
Critical success factors in the role
*Alignment of the Talent and Development Strategy with People First Strategy.
*Delivery of reports and MI requirements efficiently and to plan.
*Support the success of the UK and Nordics strategy by using an approach to Talent and development to embed cultural change initiatives across the organisation.
*Establishing and delivering a high-quality AOE to the People services division.
*Strong well-managed budgets.
*Development of key relationships internally and externally.
*Delivery of projects and services to plan and budget.
*To work in collaboration across people services to deliver outcomes that enhance the employee experience in the OU.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Experience:
*A/MSc in HRM, Learning & Development, Talent, Organisational Development, Leadership or another relevant subject or equivalent experience within the area of Expertise.
*Experience of coaching at a senior level in a complex matrixed organisation.
*Experience of supplier management and commercial contracts.
*Demonstrable experience of managing projects and delivering successful outcomes.
*Good knowledge of developments and Expertise in Learning, development, and talent.
*Very significant experience in a specialist role, operating with a high degree of autonomy within a regulated procedural context.
*Experience in leading cultural change at an organisational level.
*Demonstrable experience of thought leadership and the development of innovative approaches to complex problems.
*Demonstrable commitment to the promotion of equality and diversity.