HR Director

January 17, 2020
YORK, United Kingdom
Job Type
Onyx Reference
£60,000 - £70,000 depending on experience plus benefits.
Work Hours
Full Time
Education Requirements
Degree Level


This high-profile Business Services organisation is recruiting an experienced HR Director to join at a time of exciting growth and expansion and strategic initiatives.

Based in York this role reports to the Managing Director and is part of the senior leadership team.  You will lead a small professional team of HR Business Partners and focus on implementing the global People First Strategy, working closely with the Group’s Chief People Officer and Centre of Excellence HR team, whilst bringing a strong HR operational focus to the business unit you support.

If you are a robust and resilient HR Director looking for your next fresh challenge, then this could be the role for you. We are looking for an influencer, a team leader and a change maker.

This is a permanent role paying £60,000 - £70,000 depending on experience plus benefits.


Constantly deliver commercially focussed advice and support to Managers on all Employee Relations issues in line with Company procedures bringing a commercial and pragmatic approach and able to support HR Business Partners on escalation of ER matters including union and tribunal cases
Enhance Manager Capability through delivery of coaching, training and support to managers in the application of HR policies.
Support Business Directors and advise on and develop the appropriate HR plans to support any transformation activity within the business. Including liaising with business management to form restructure plans which could include redundancies, office relocations and changes to job roles as well as changes to terms and conditions
Support local recruitment activity and manage the onboarding of new employees to ensure the employee experience is in line with our values and credo.
Input to, and roll out of, group initiatives within business unit such as talent and succession, employee engagement and wellbeing, and performance management.
Provide support to tenders and retenders by conducting due diligence and interpretation to form cost and risk assessments and propose solutions bearing in mind TUPE legislation. Preparing and providing Employee Liability Information for TUPE activity as well as managing the consultation process.
Directing on all transition and integration HR plans including meeting all consultation requirements and ensuring employee engagement and communication sessions are delivered to a high standard and that that new business is integrated effectively into the organisation

Experience Requirements

The ideal Candidate will have strength in employee relations as a specialism and current knowledge of employment legislation demonstrating a commercial and pragmatic approach with the business and experience of managing union relationships and of advising on and managing tribunal cases and related documentation.


Experience in multi-site businesses that are fast moving and have frontline customer focussed employees is key as well as strong project and programme management skills in order to ensure HR projects are delivered and actioned with a  creative and innovative approach to problem solving often bringing new ideas to the business.
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