Head of HR

Salary Band:  Grade F (£50,186 – £59,042) + London weighting of £3,285 if applicable

Terms:  Full-time, Permanent

Location:  Various – Birmingham, Bradford, London or Belfast


As Head of HR, you will ensure the delivery of our client’s people vision, embedding and leading on culture with a focus on making them an employer of choice and their employees proud and excited to be part of the organisation. This is an important role, suitable for a confident and capable HR leader who enjoys steering strategic direction whilst keeping busy day to day with operational HR responsibilities. You need to enjoy all areas of HR for this role, a great strategic mindset, transactional excellence and a passion for working with brilliant people in an organisation with an amazing social purpose.

About Our Client:

UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK and offers the largest such network in the world. Our mission is to find social entrepreneurs with bold solutions to today’s challenges. Through funding and support, we help them to realise their potential and create lasting change.

UnLtd supports a range of social entrepreneurs – from start-ups to those with more established social ventures with the opportunity to scale their impact. We operate a unique model by investing directly in individuals who have their social ventures firmly rooted in delivering positive social change. We offer them a complete package of resources; from awards of funding to ongoing advice, networking and practical support.

UnLtd’s vision is a future where enterprising people are transforming our world for good. To enable this, we are committed to developing an eco-system of support to make it easier for those who need help to find it.

UnLtd’s Values

At UnLtd we are looking for people who support our values below:

We are Brave

We are ambitious about achieving social change
We are bold in pursuing new ideas
We are resilient in the face of adversity
We are Inclusive

We actively seek out great talent from everywhere
We value diversity and welcome challenging points of view
We foster an open and supportive environment
We are Accountable

We are transparent in our decisions and actions
When things go wrong, we learn from it
We hold ourselves to our purpose
Why we need you

UnLtd has people at the heart of its mission. Our work advises, educates and trains social entrepreneurs and gives network support providing social entrepreneurs a springboard for their growth and development, enabling them to be more effective change agents. Our people are fundamental to the successful delivery of this mission. Finding, supporting, developing and progressing our people is key to our effectiveness and as important is aligning our internal culture with our external activities.


Key responsibilities:

The Head of HR will be accountable for ensuring full compliance to UK employment law and UK HR practices; advising stakeholders about the frame of UK legislation, proactively raising mitigation to be considered in ER casework. You will be accountable for and drive UnLtd’s HR policies, challenging them to do the best by their hardworking and committed employees coordinating the necessary steps to ensure compliant decision making. You will oversee the effective implementation of policies and processes, and you will be confident in L&D supporting, line managers and Heads in their line management development whilst being a true HRBP to the senior leadership team & CEO as required.

Lead on the implementation of the People strategy working closely with the CEO and executive team to embed changes, design and develop systems and processes to support the strategy, ensuring that it’s focused on achieving UnLtd’s overall strategy through its people whilst being a great place to work.
Through the continuous review and contribution to the People strategy and with support from the Director of Corporate Services and CEO, regular assessment of organisational structure, culture, systems, resourcing models, working practices, people profiles and behaviours needed for the people at UnLtd to thrive in the delivery of its mission.
Monitor and work towards people KPIs and targets relating to the ‘organisational health’ element of the UnLtd KPI dashboard, monitoring performance against these and taking appropriate action to ensure they are met.
Full HR business partnering to senior and management colleagues, guiding and supporting them with employee relations cases, supporting workforce planning and department organisational development and upskilling management competence and capability in HR practices and procedures.
Lead on culture ensuring organisation wide ownership and accountability from the executive team. Drive the embedding of the values in everyday work and behaviours throughout the organisation nationally and challenge where this is not happening.
Full accountability for HR compliance across the organisation to UK employment law and UK HR best practice. Ensuring all people policies and procedures are up to date and compliant and guide managers to make compliant decisions in people related matters. Support stakeholders with advice and guidance on constraints and mitigation to be considered in each individual matter in order to ensure compliance in the implementation of management HR decisions
Lead on a seamless recruitment process, ensuring recruiting managers are competent in the recruitment process whilst remaining inclusive and thorough in their approach through training. Guide the HR and Recruitment Assistant to provide support to hiring managers, ensuring a high quality process whilst leading a proactive search service acting as a talent hunter, filling the candidate pipeline, assessing the candidates, making offers and writing employment contracts.
Drive a learning and development culture, leading on the L&D framework for UnLtd, giving our teams the opportunity to develop and improve throughout their career at UnLtd. Assess and manage the third-party suppliers of L&D programmes, ensuring they support the overall people strategy and goals of the organisation and deliver outstanding team development.
Lead on the appraisal and PRP process, taking line managers and employees through the appraisal cycle and running calibration meetings across the organisation.
Lead on board and exec team HR reporting, providing up to date HR data giving insight to stakeholders on the overall organisation health and updating them on people goals and KPIs.
Direct line management of a HR and Recruitment Assistant, and programme management responsibilities of overall HR, working regularly with:
The Central Services Manager leading on our HRIS and supporting internal comms
Director of Corporate Services for HR legacy insight, guidance and challenge
Ad hoc external strategic HR support for strategy and HR guidance.
Person Specification, attributes and values

You are:

Mission driven and empathetic
Embody UnLtd’s values – Brave; Inclusive; Accountable
Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels
Have a flexible approach to the role combining energy, enthusiasm and a will to succeed, to make our offer to our employees a best-in-class organisation.
Are confident in decision-making, methodical and well-organised, adept at juggling multiple priorities
Are willing to travel across the UK

Job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities

Application Closing Date: 02 December 2019

Telephone Interview From: 05 December 2019

Face-to-face interviews: Ongoing from 10 December 2019

*Please note that an offer to this post is subject to the receipt of satisfactory Basic Disclosure.

UnLtd values diversity and is committed to inclusion and understanding intersectionality. These are more than buzz words for us. They’re principles guiding how we build our teams, support leaders, empower social entrepreneurs and create an organisation that’s the right fit for every person.


To apply, please visit the UnLtd website

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email info@inclusiverecruiting.co.uk