Proven experience within a Senior HR role with a history of building department credibility.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is minimum; Master’s degree in business administration, human resources management, industrial relations, or even a law degree is desirable.
  • A CIPD qualified with evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills with a strategic mindset.
  • Experience in leading teams and acting as a role model.
  • Commercial acumen with an understanding of company finances.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of employment law and its application.
  • Experience in managing redundancy and TUPE situations.
  • Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to deliver difficult messages positively.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Adaptability and enthusiasm for constant change.
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    Why Join us?  We provide….

     

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    Head of HR


    Eville & Jones is the largest provider of veterinary Official Controls in Europe. We are committed to safeguarding animal welfare within the food chain, ensuring that food is safe to eat, and enabling the import and export of products of animal origin.

    Part of the Phenna Group and with an annual turnover of £60m, E&J has recently been recognised in the Sunday Times as one of the UKs fastest growing companies.

    E&J has a 60 strong Leeds based Central Support team which provides support to our 850 strong team of veterinary professionals, hailing from 46 countries, and deployed throughout the UK.

    Reporting to the CEO we are looking for a Head of HR who will oversee the HR function of the E&J Group, to include H&S, Payroll, ER and HR, ensuring that the function delivers outstanding support and guidance to the business, is effective, efficient and adds value.

    Core Responsibilities:

    • Strategic HR Leadership: Translate vital data into actionable HR strategies that align with business objectives, influencing senior management on optimal courses of action.
    • Data Analysis & Reporting: Interpret people data to provide insights on staff turnover, hiring costs, and other key metrics, informing company-wide decisions.
    • Employee Relations: Provide expert counsel on complex employee issues, ensuring professional management of grievances and disciplinary actions.
    • HR Functionality: Establish clear accountabilities across HR functions, from talent acquisition to compliance with health and safety standards.
    • Recruitment & Remuneration: Craft and implement recruitment strategies, participate in senior-level interviews, and guide salary decisions based on external benchmarks.
    • Policy Development: Regularly update HR policies, procedures, and guidelines to reflect best practices and organizational values.
    • Performance Management: Foster a culture of high performance, continuously seeking ways to enhance productivity and employee development.
    • Budget Management: Oversee the HR budget, forecasting staffing costs and spearheading cost-effective initiatives.
    • Project Leadership: Take the helm on special projects, steering strategy and execution while securing support from the board.
    • Change Management: Act as a change agent, securing buy-in for organizational changes and ensuring legal compliance in all HR activities.
    • Board Interaction: Engage with the board, offering constructive challenges and alternative strategies when necessary.
    • Communication: Skilfully deliver difficult news, framing challenges in a pragmatic light to facilitate solutions.
    • Innovative Leadership: Regularly assess and boldly refine HR department responsibilities to keep pace with organisational needs.

    You must have:

    • Proven experience within a Senior HR role with a history of building department credibility.
    • A Bachelor’s degree is minimum; Master’s degree in business administration, human resources management, industrial relations, or even a law degree is desirable.
    • A CIPD qualified with evidence of continuous professional development.
    • Exceptional problem-solving skills with a strategic mindset.
    • Experience in leading teams and acting as a role model.
    • Commercial acumen with an understanding of company finances.
    • Up-to-date knowledge of employment law and its application.
    • Experience in managing redundancy and TUPE situations.
    • Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to deliver difficult messages positively.
    • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize effectively.
    • Adaptability and enthusiasm for constant change.

     

    Why Join us?  We provide….

     

    • Competitive salary (£60 to £70K)
    • 25 Days Annual Leave (plus bank holidays)
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Perkbox Scheme – a variety of discounts & benefits
    • Death in service cover
    • Please note this role is ideally based at Leeds Head office, with potential for some hybrid working

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