Norwich City Football Club was formed in 1902 and is still going strong today, with 250 permanent employees and a turnover of £80 million. The Canaries are considered to be at the heart of the City of Norwich with a huge local following attracting on average 27,000 supporters to Carrow Road.
Norwich City Football Club have won the League Cup twice, in 1962 and 1985 and currently play in the Championship. In recent months they have strengthened their senior leadership team with a new Head Coach, Sporting Director and Managing Director, taking bold steps to support the Club’s future strategy to invest into the playing squad to maximise the chances of returning to the Premier League at the earliest opportunity.
Norwich City Football Club is now looking to recruit an experienced HR Manager to lead on a number of core HR projects and continue to drive the Club’s HR practice forward. Reporting into the Club’s Director of Legal & Football Services, you will initially lead on high profile projects including: Apprenticeship Levy; Gender Pay Gap Reporting; and Modern Slavery Compliance.
In addition, operationally you will work closely with the HR Adviser in recruitment matters, reviewing and updating policies, procedures and practices to cover the full range of HR functions, to ensure they reflect current best practice, comply with legislation and support the Club’s goals.
Placing employee engagement in high regard, you will actively promote and embed the Club’s vision and values and ensure that contracts and other employment documentation is up-to-date and issued to a consistently high standard.
As well as working closely with the Club’s Director of Legal & Football Services and the HR Adviser, you will have the opportunity to work with the wider Club in providing training and offering practical advice, including senior management and the finance team.
With a proven track record of operating as a generalist HR Manager or HR Business Partner, you will be at least CIPD Level 5 qualified, and preferably CIPD Level 7 qualified. The Club will be looking for you to be able to demonstrate that you have provided a broad HR service to a similar sized organisation, have sound ER knowledge and can talk confidently about the positive impact of HR projects you have led.
Considered to be both credible and approachable, you will be comfortable building relationships in a fast-paced, challenging environment. Your clear communication style and emotional intelligence will allow you to engage with the entire workforce and to tailor your style and approach with ease, whilst working as part of a collaborative team. A challenging and changing landscape will excite you, as will the autonomy to identify and execute relevant HR strategies.
Salary will be dependent on experience. The benefits package will include 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, up to a 10% bonus based on personal and company performance, cycle to work, childcare voucher scheme, Pension Scheme and a ticket to every home game! Applicants seeking flexible working will also be considered. If you are looking for a new challenge where you will be able to achieve excellence through continuous improvement then this may be just the role for you.
For more information about the role and organisation please visit hays.co.uk/jobs/norwich-city-fc or for an informal discussion please contact Louisa London, Business Director for Hays Human Resources who is working in partnership with Norwich City Football Club.