9 months ago
Head of HR
Our client is one of the UKs fastest growing and largest independent online retailers with a turnover of over £200 million, employing over 450 staff across three sites around the North of England. They have a number of well recognised, award winning online brands including: Laptops Direct, Appliances Direct and Furniture123. Additionally, they operate a website solution for mainstream retailers including Debenhams.
Last year they were voted the 5th best online shop in the UK by Which? customers, beating many well-known brands. The company's culture is dynamic and innovative with a can-do attitude, and managers are given a great deal of room to innovate and implement their ideas.
Position: Head of HR
Location: Huddersfield - Poundstretcher Building
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 39.5 hours per week
Salary: up to £70,000, dependent on experience
Benefits: Healthcare cash plan giving you money back on all the basics including eye care, dentistry, physiotherapy, health screening, and much more. Free parking. Holidays starting at 20 days, increasing to 25 days + Bank Holidays with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days. Birthday off after 1 years’ service. Additional day of holiday per year for 100% attendance. Staff discount scheme. Company pension scheme. Sick pay after 2 years’ service and other benefits to help you
About the role:
It’s exciting times at the company as they continue their rapid growth. Due to their existing Head of HR relocating, the company is now looking for the right person for this important role. You’ll head the HR team of five others and will be accountable for the performance of the HR function. You’ll also attend board meetings, reporting to and advising the Board as needed. As you’d expect, you’ll be developing and implementing the HR Strategy for the business in line with the company’s overall objectives.
Based predominantly at the Huddersfield HQ you’ll report directly to the MD who runs a business that is passionate about developing its people and their potential. In order to help drive that agenda you’ll be given sufficient resources and scope to further develop the company's culture of high performance. Whilst you might come in as the Head of Human Resources, they are looking for someone who’ll have the capability and ambition to become the future Human Resources Director as the business continues to grow.
As the Head of Human Resources there’s lots for you to get your teeth stuck in to, including the development of the new businesses recruitment strategy, implementing a programme for talent management, improving employee engagement and managing training and development, succession planning and payroll. It’s key for the business that you’re able to adapt your style as you’ll be working at many levels, including the Board, senior management team, and each employee throughout the business. The breath of activities you’ll be responsible for is wide and you will need to be ready for whatever comes your way!
As you’d expect, the company need you to come from a strong HR background, definitely within a highly commercial, fast paced environment, and if it happens to be in retail or online retail, that’s even better!
There’s so much growth going on that you must be flexible and able to adapt to the needs of the business, which includes being hands on and willing to get stuck in to whatever is needed. It will come as no surprise that you need to be up to date on employment law. It’s an exciting role in a business which never stops, so you need to thrive on challenge, and must be ambitious if you want to succeed!
You may have experience of the following: Head of HR, Head of Human Resources, HR Manager, Human Resources Manager, HR Generalist, Human Resources Generalist, HR Consultant, Human Resources Consultant, HR Business Partner, HRBP, etc.
This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.
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