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HR Director

HR Director required for interim role, 6 months. Based Leavesden. Keen to hear from candidates who have worked within an American matrix framework previously.
You need to be comfortable doing a very operational/transactional role and being hands-on. Personality is also key to anybody joining this team so, although you will have ideally come from a corporate background, your approach has to be anything but corporate.

This Senior HR leader will serve as a business partner to Senior Management and their teams on employee initiatives, training, recruitment, and capability-building for the future needs of the the business. You will act as a trusted advisor to Management, challenging the status quo, influencing strategic solutions and providing proactive employee programs while playing a key influencing role in developing new Corporate and HR policies and practices.

HR Director duties;

" Lead, oversee, communicate and deliver company-driven HR programs (e.g. annual review, incentive plans, training, community services, etc.) to management and all employees. Manage the employee performance evaluation and review process, performance improvement planes, and succession programs including training. Adjust in alignment with business goals and feedback.
" Assist (with support of the HR team) local management with performance issues and alignment to objectives in order to ensure HR best practices and compliance requirements are met. Oversee Recruitment efforts and practices in order to develop and ensure flexible staffing solutions in an ever-changing environment.
" Ensure accurate interpretation and administration of HR policies and programs. Must remain current with all legal and compliance requirements in the UK. Provide guidance in accordance with Legal on employment investigations and disciplinaries.
" Collaborate with Corporate Compensation, Benefits and Payroll to meet the goals of the business and ensure compliance. Responsible for accuracy of position management, payroll, leave administration and benefits programs. Provide systems reporting as needed.
" Build and maintain solid relationships, working effectively with business leaders, management, peers and employees. Attend industry networking opportunities as possible to maintain relationships with similar business HR professionals and remain current with industry best practices.
" Lead and drive positive organizational change. Conduct and assist in job analysis/evaluation, position descriptions, team expectations and skills inventories. Identify and proactively explore flexible solutions to workplace issues, given Corporate and local business parameters.
" Manage the HR team, leading by example. Responsible for developing each individual and the team in general by assessing resources and practices in order to provide strong service levels to the organization. Responsible for managing the HR Budget.
" Ad hoc HR projects as needed

PERSON SPECIFICATION for this HR Director role

" Business Transformation, Process Engineering, and Change Management
" Proven ability to influence and collaborate with senior level management
" Experience in a HR Generalist role essential
" Experience in a Management role essential
" Work experience in a media production environment, entertainment industry company, or attractions business preferred
" CIPD qualification or equivalent preferred
" Strong organizational and follow-through skills
" Proficiency in MS Office Suite and HR Systems
" Able to manage within a functional matrix structure, effectively communicating to a variety of partners, decision-makers, and interested parties
" Familiar with dynamic company structures, with an entrepreneurial spirit
" Able to think outside of the box and suggest innovative solutions for the benefit of the business
" Able to apply common sense to problems and solutions rather than relying on strict procedure
" Customer service, business partner approach to HR as a profession
" Must foster professional and effective working relationships with co-workers at all levels
" Must be able to communicate effectively, honestly and tactfully, both verbally and in writing in public communications, in front of groups, and through Executive level summaries
" Must be able to work well under time constraints
" Key Collaborator, communicating changes in scope and schedule to all parties
" Must meet objectives while working independently in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment

For details contact Lee Thomas-Wragg at Maine HR
Maine HR is a specialist HR recruitment consultancy.

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Lee Thomas-Wragg
Head of Maine HR

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