Vacancy details

Human Resources Manager

Reference W028-18
Location Merefield House, Castleford
Salary £51,510
Hours 37
Closing Date 23 February 2018
Contact Tracy Tallant, Director of Organisational Development, on 01977 724675

WDH is a platinum accredited European business, award winner, renowned for its customer service. We set our bar very high with expectations of being best in class and forward thinking. Our HR team, support our unique and diverse organisation by leading on Investors in People Accreditation amongst others.

Your role will be nurturing talented Managers, whilst motivating, developing and leading the HR team. You will be required to work directly with the Chief Executive and Directors and attend senior management meetings including in the absence of the Director of Organisational Development.

In collaboration with senior managers and Directors, you will drive forward the Organisational Development Plan, as well as overseeing the delivery of HR services, ensuring that the specialist advice provided by you and your team is exceptional. You will also lead the campaigns to recruit and on-board exceptional talent to work for WDH.

Having extensive change management experience, including TUPE, redundancy and contractual variations, you will bring your compensation and benefits expertise, to help to shape our reward and recognition plans, as well as having oversight of our benefits provision and managing the outsourced pension scheme contracts.

With a strong focus on complex employee relations matters and employment legislation, you will have experience of collaborating with trade unions and a good understanding of the trade union framework and collective bargaining.

Digitally enabled HR services are at the very forefront of our approach. By supporting the development of the HR system integration, you will be at the heart of our ambitions. You will encourage the HR team to continually refine processes, support the development of digital projects across the organisation and ensure that our decision making and planning is informed by exceptional business intelligence.

No two days will be the same and this will be a big challenge. Although many of our systems, processes and strategies are well established, there is always room for improvement.

In addition, as you support others, you will have exceptional opportunities to grow your own career. We do not stand still here; and your ideas will make an impact at the heart of this forward thinking organisation.

About You

  • Degree educated with a Level 7 CIPD qualification and sound generalist HR experience.
  • As a true generalist having led end-to-end executive recruitment campaigns, complex employee relations cases and large-scale organisational change programmes
  • Digitally fluent and with outstanding analytical skills, you will have a real interest in systems and data, and will understand the benefits both provide within an HR context.
  • With some previous compensation and benefits experience, you will be comfortable formulating strategy as well as pragmatic and employee-focussed approaches.
  • A natural communicator and collaborator used to collaborating senior managers, you will be able to hit the ground running, building credibility at all levels.
  • A capable people manager and coach, you are able to lead, develop and inspire an ambitious team.
  • Organised and pro-active, with lots of initiative and an ability to work at pace, you will juggle a varied workload, effectively balancing strategic and operational priorities.
  • As internal customer service champion, with agility and resourcefulness, you will look to continually review and improve the delivery of our HR services.
  • Experience of having worked in a unionised environment would also be an advantage.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact Tracy Tallant, Director of Organisational Development on 01977 724675.

Please note: Due to the sensitive nature of this role and the possibility of conflicts of interests, it has been determined that we are unable to accept applications for this role from people who are related to or in a personal relationship with any current WDH employee/s. For further clarification please contact a member of the Employee Resourcing team on 01977 788809.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Investors in People accredit WDH, which means we recognise that our employees are our most valuable asset. Among the benefits of joining us, all new starters receive an annual leave entitlement linked to length of service, access to a fantastic Employee Benefits discount scheme, auto-enrolment into a Local Government Pension Scheme and the opportunity to request flexible working arrangements.

You can also contact our Recruitment Team on 01977 724698.

Please note: we do not accept CVs.


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