Part time – 3 or 4 days per week (21 – 28 hours)
London or Manchester
Do you want to work for an organisation with an inspiring cause, an ambitious plan, and a dedicated and harmonious team? Join Refugee Action, where 98.5% of staff and volunteers feel proud to work or volunteer.
Our vision at Refugee Action is of a UK in which refugees and people seeking asylum will be welcome, can get justice, live free of poverty and successfully rebuild their lives. Our strategy for 2019-22 contains ambitious objectives and a strong commitment to shift power in our work to refugees and people seeking asylum.
Refugee Action aims to attract, retain and develop the most highly skilled and engaged individuals in every area in which we work. We’re proud of our diverse workforce and values-based organisational culture.
We are looking for an experienced, empathetic and motivated Head of HR to lead our small HR team and join our Senior Leadership team. In this role you would:
Lead and develop a HR function that enables Refugee Action to achieve its strategic aims by recruiting, managing and developing skilled and engaged staff.
Promote and protect an inclusive organisational culture true to our values (our values are: with refugees & asylum seekers, collaboration, courage).
Manage HR staff and support them in their development.
Proactively collaborate with leaders and managers across the charity to ensure the effective support and management of staff.
Ensure HR processes are implemented appropriately, identifying any risk and advising on solutions.
To succeed in this role you will have:
Experience of setting / contributing to HR strategy.
A passion for delivering a high quality, highly empathetic HR service to support the delivery of organisational strategy
Strong leadership skills with the ability to create an inclusive culture of learning and collaboration with individuals and within the HR team.
Commitment to the values of Refugee Action with the ability to embed these into HR processes and practices.
Experience of working in a generalist HR management role developing HR practices, policies and systems and advising managers.
A working knowledge of UK employment law sufficient to assess risk, advise senior managers on appropriate HR resolutions.
Experience and understanding of cultural diversity and the ability to work with people from a range of different cultures.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website.
Completed applications should be sent by 09:00am on the closing date.
Those with lived experience as a refugee are encouraged to apply.
Closing date: 09:00am, Wednesday 15th January 2020
Interviews: Tuesday 29th January 2020 in London