Head of People and Culture

Buglife is the only charity in Europe devoted to the conservation of bees, beetles and other invertebrate animals, it has offices in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We’re actively looking for a Head of People & Culture to join our team to lead, develop and implement human resources and organisational development best practice whilst ensuring the strategy of Buglife is achieved.

You’ll be responsible for developing and managing the HR function, being the face of HR and undertaking and supporting senior level decisions in partnership with the CEO and senior managers. You’ll manage HR policy and procedure, maintain the Staff Handbook and make reasonable and fair adjustments and judgments when liaising with staff and volunteers.

Alongside this you’ll also develop and manage training, including talent management and succession planning and most importantly provide HR support and advice, being an independent and confidential guide to all volunteers, staff and managers on HR issues.

From an organisational and culture perspective you’ll develop and manage the charity’s ways of working, staying up-to-date with best practice and legal developments and translating these into innovative and effective changes. You’ll need to be able to confidently communicate and champion Buglife’s work, vision, brand, aims, objectives and policies to internal and external audiences and support the establishment and development of new teams, structures and offices.

We’re looking for a credible professional who can demonstrate maturity and be a source of knowledge and experience, a candidate who can work independently, but also collaboratively as required, with the ability to adapt to different styles and not be afraid to challenge where needed.

Candidate Experience/Attributes
• Previous experience of managing a Human Resources function
• Sound knowledge of employment and workplace legislation, e.g., Diversity, Contracts of Employment and understanding of how to comply with and adapt to legal obligations
• Good understanding of budgetary management, company finances and how to use this information to push back and support managers in resource, training and wider HR planning
• Knowledge of occupational psychology, coaching and other personnel development theories and techniques is highly desirable
• Senior management experience within an NGO
• Good leadership ability
• Working in a complex, geographically distributed organisation which operates in a politically devolved environment
• Working with highly skilled specialist and multi-disciplinary teams
• FCIPD or MCIPD level membership

This role is being offered on a part time basis of 20 to 25 hours per week. We would prefer the successful candidate to be based at our Peterborough branch but would consider applications from those looking for flexible working location options.

This is an ideal role for someone looking to be involved in all aspects of HR and OD, happy to be hands on as well as working strategically with the senior management team and supporting the CEO.

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