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Head of Talent and Staff Development

Date Posted: 20th January 2020
  • Job Ref: 155
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Essex
  • Salary: Pension, bonus eligibility

Job Description

Fantastic career opportunity for a capable and self-motivated individual with the skills, experience and drive to ensure that effective and efficient staff recruitment, appraisal and development procedures are embedded and followed across the organisation’s international business operations.  Based out of an Essex office, covering the company’s UK/European locations as required.


What the opportunity offers:


  • Salary circa £45k (dependent on experience) 
  • 34 days paid holiday (including public holidays and your birthday!)
  • Pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Ongoing professional development supported by the business
  • Professional, modern, vibrant office environment
  • Normal weekday hours – 8.30am to 5pm, Mon-Fri
  • A varied and challenging opportunity in a friendly and supportive team culture, where your input and ideas are encouraged and valued.
  • Opportunity to travel as part of the role


What the job involves:


Responsibilities include:


  • Recruitment (internal across UK and Europe). 
    • Ensure that business resource needs in the UK and Europe are correctly understood and specified
    • Drive staff attraction and retention activities
  • Legal (contracts, handbooks, policy)
    • Ensure compliance, consistency and understanding within the business, liaising with their outsourced HR provider
  • Research (talent acquisition)
    • Maintain both an understanding of the candidate market, and effective relationships with recruitment suppliers
  • Onboarding & Talent Acquisition
    • Building and reinforcing the company’s brand, culture and values
    • Induct and manage new recruits effectively into the business, liaising with stakeholders
  • Appraisal & Performance Management
    • Ensure consistent and meaningful appraisals are carried out across the business
    • Identify, establish and report on successes, learning, knowledge gaps, training requirements, aspirations and career progression objectives for staff


What are we looking for in a candidate?


  • Relevant practical experience (4+ years) of managing effective multi-disciplinary recruitment within a commercial/corporate setting, ideally internationally, is essential
  • Relevant qualifications in HR would be beneficial
  • Excellent all-round interpersonal, communication and influencing skills are essential
  • Strong IT literacy in the MS Office suite, including the ability to produce reports and analysis for senior managers
  • Self-motivated and flexible regarding work hours, and staying away from home
  • UK Driving licence and own transport
  • Able to work permanently in Essex, and willing to travel to other locations in the UK and abroad according to the changing demands of the role
  • Positive thinker with an attitude of personal accountability.
  • Resilient, resourceful and proactive.
  • Desire to succeed and motivate others.



Does this sound like a good career move for you right now?


If so don’t delay…. APPLY TODAY!


Send a CV detailing your relevant experience and including full contact details for immediate and confidential consideration.  We will contact potentially suitable candidates to understand more about your interest and suitability, and will then arrange meetings with those short-listed.


We appreciate the need for discretion, especially where applications are received from individuals currently working, so you can rest assured that your CV and details will be handled sensitively by us.


Contact Kevin Butler at 121 Personnel on 01702 464444