Head of HR

Head of HR
Head of HR

Head of HR London or Leeds with flexible Home Based Working (2 days a week in office) , UK

As the Head of HR for Breathe, you'll be part of a team delivering an exceptional, distinctive and consistent people experience, which creates an environment where our people can thrive and do their best work. The Head of HR will report into the Managing Director and be responsible for a team of 3. We are looking for an experienced HR specialist to support our business in solving complex organisational challenges through people-based solutions and allow us to maintain our unique culture as we grow the business. You’ll be an integral part of the team, so you’ll need to understand every aspect of the business and act as a leader regarding People and Organisational topics. You’ll partner with a cross-functional group of subject-matter experts in recruitment, compensation, learning and development and HR operations to support and execute the people strategy. Finally, you will be coaching leaders through an exciting time of growth for Breathe, hence your ability to establish your personal and functional credibility and to build strong working relationships acting as a trusted advisor will be key.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the HR function, ensuring performance delivery in line with SLAs and team development;
  • Partner with manager & director levels offering leadership on how to develop and implement the right people solutions to deliver the business strategy;
  • Working with the Group (Imtech and EDF teams) and leading the facilitation and management of all people programmes across Breathe (performance reviews, employee surveys etc.)
  • Own the progression of Diversity and Inclusion within Breathe, to help us do even more to build a truly inclusive culture where everyone can succeed
  • Own the Learning and Development plan for Breathe, helping develop our talent through building and roll out of career pathways from Apprentice through to Senior Leaders
  • Take a broad / long term perspective and proactively identify complex organizational challenges and think systemically. Identify and offer multiple creative solutions and drive implementation
  • Work closely with the HR team to define appropriate people initiatives and plans
  • Work on a number of HR projects and as well as on a number of culture related initiatives
  • Prepare presentations and data/insights analysis working with other HR teams and subject matter experts as required
  • Able to influence, coach and drive impact through effective working relationships

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

  • Working knowledge of HR processes, practices and systems and the ability to drive their improvement
  • Ability to analyse and interpret HR data in order to drive informed business decisions, and carry them out
  • The ability to build professional working relationships with internal and external staff, up to and including Board Level.
  • Must have demonstrated effective multitasking and project management skills
  • Must have strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills and be able to build relationships, up to and including Board Level
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and business acumen, with the ability to challenge and champion change
  • Candidate would need to bring a can do, entrepreneurial attitude and a focus on impact
  • Keen to continue learning and developing their skillset, having a growth mindset
  • Ideally 5+ years HR experience in a fast paced organisation.
  • Experience should include a focus on performance management and talent/team development, change management and leadership coaching.

What we offer

Competitive Salary & Benefits Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK. Breathe is an Equal Opportunity and family friendly Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for improving people’s lives. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We hire, train, promote & compensate without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion or physical ability.  Employment is decided purely on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. All of our employees’ points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility. If you would like to be part of a growing company, please forward your up-to-date CV, together with a covering letter outlining why you believe you would be suitable for this role, your notice period and your salary expectations to Tracey Elston.