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8 months ago
Blue Octopus
Salary: £55,000 DOE
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Blue Octopus Team
Category: HR Manager Jobs

Here at Trafford Housing Trust, we are now looking for a Head of HR and OD who will support the Director of People in leading and developing the HR, OD/L&D and payroll functions; providing both transactional and transformational services that challenge and support the organisation in equal measure. Duties will include;


  • Lead on the delivery of the People Strategy including diversity and inclusion; recruitment and retention; salary benchmarking and JE; and health and wellbeing.

  • Lead on the development and delivery of innovative projects, programmes and initiatives for employee engagement and recognition, wellbeing, talent management and succession planning.

  • Lead on the development and delivery of appropriate plans and programmes to ensure all employees have the skills, knowledge and experience to perform their roles to the highest standard

  • Provide consistent and expert HR support to managers across the organisation, ensuring that all business units receive a comprehensive and professional HR service which supports the delivery of corporate objectives.

  • Review all People-related policies and processes to ensure they are up to date, in line with the organisation’s vision and purpose, comply with current legislation, and support best practice and manager ownership.

  • Responsible for overseeing the monthly payroll service and ensuring a ‘right first time’ approach.

  • Manage Employee Relations, lead on escalated ER matters, and ensure the business is kept informed of all legislation within HR and Employment Law

  • Develop and coach individuals and teams and foster a customer-centric culture.

  • Encourage challenge against previously accepted performance to raise standards, promoting and recognising exemplary performance

  • Manage health and safety issues within your service area in line with the relevant policies.


For this role, you will need most or all of:

  • A HR or OD qualification and CIPD membership.

  • Experience as an HR generalist with a strong OD focus.

  • An ongoing commitment to your own continuous professional development.

  • Ability to engage and work effectively with other Senior Managers.

  • A track record of successfully managing a team.

  • Experience of managing budgets.

  • Strong employment law knowledge.

  • Experience overseeing the delivery of an in-house payroll service.

    What Trafford Housing Trust can offer you:


    Trafford Housing Trust encourages a healthy work/life balance with family friendly policies and we offer an attractive benefits package for employees, as well as a competitive and transparent system of pay and reward. These benefits include:


  • Annual leave allowance of 31 days per annum

  • Free Trafford Leisure Gym Membership

  • Access to Westfield Health Plan

  • Access to the Social Housing Defined Contribution pension scheme


    The Trust:


    Trafford Housing Trust (THT) is an independent housing company providing more than 9,000 quality affordable homes within the Trafford area of Manchester and across the North West. As a social enterprise, we are a ‘profit-for-purpose’ organisation, striving for a society transformed, free from poverty, inequality and injustice.


    We have recently joined the L&Q Group, in an exciting deal that will see us build 20,000 new homes across the NW. This represents ambitious growth and a huge vote of confidence in THT’s team and track record.


    Closing Date: 28th February. Please be aware that THT may close the role early.

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