Director of People (HR)

The Donkey Sanctuary
£75,000 - £80,000
Closing date: 27 September 2018
Job Type: Paid
Location: Sidmouth, Devon
A member of the Executive Leadership team, the Director of People will be responsible for the overall people strategy of the Donkey Sanctuary globally and its alignment in support of our organisational strategy.

The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.

A member of the Executive Leadership team, the Director of People will be responsible for the overall people strategy of the Donkey Sanctuary globally and its alignment in support of our organisational strategy. Possessing experience of international HR management in Europe and Africa and/or Asia, you will shape the culture of the organisation in accordance with our values and our business approach to be ambitious, reflective, compassionate and empowering. You will be responsible for the leadership and motivation of the People Team, ensuring a partner and collaborative approach with stakeholders throughout the charity.

Partnering with the Chief Executive and the Executive Director of Resourcing, you will build, lead and develop a highly engaged and high performing People Team that is recognised for its tangible contribution to organisational success, and valued as a strategic business partner offering relevant expertise and advice.  You will ensure that the talent management plan for the organisation is aligned to our operational priorities, direct the development of a pay and rewards system to attract, retain and recognise talented individuals who are committed to the organisation, and ensure that the learning and development needs of our people globally are met.

Able to establish, build and maintain successful professional partnerships with relevant stakeholders, you will ensure the provision of a professional HR advisory service to the organisation, advise on complex and sensitive organisational and people issues to enable senior managers to take appropriate action, and provide support, guidance and coaching to other HR professionals in the team. An FCIPD qualification, together with substantial post qualification experience (or equivalent expertise through experience) of working within a multi-site environment, is essential, as are experience of managing resourcing, learning and development and HR functions, a strong knowledge of employment law. and significant experience of managing and advising others on employee relations matters.

If you feel you have the qualifications, skills and experience to fulfil this vital and rewarding role, and would like to play a major part in the evolutional program of change currently taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. Based in Sidmouth, Devon, within an area of outstanding natural beauty, this is a full-time, permanent contract, starting as soon as possible.

Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Thursday 27th September 2018.

Please note: We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to this date, and therefore encourage early applications.

For further information about this role, including the full job description details, please visit our website.

 

The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.

Region: South and southwest
Location: Sidmouth, Devon
Sector: Human resources

Application notes

To apply for this role, please forward a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the essential criteria of the person specification to applications@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

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