Head of Organisational Development & People

Contract: Full Time
Location: Across Site - Little Havens (Thundersley) and Fair Havens (Prittlewell)
Closing Date: Sep 9, 2021

At Havens Hospices, we are passionate about caring for children, young people and adults with complex or incurable conditions. Our specialist Care Teams can support them and their family living throughout illness, death and bereavement, in the comfort of their own home and through our hospice services, Fair Havens, The J’s and Little Havens.

As Head Organisational Development & People you will join our talented Leadership Team and transform our workplace culture. You will provide strategic advice, guidance and leadership across the charity in Human Resources, Learning & Development and Volunteer Services. You will lead your team to attract and secure new talent and build on employee engagement initiatives whilst remaining focussed on the charity’s Vision, Values and Strategic objectives.

Although you may not be giving direct care to our families, this role will have a direct effect on our palliative and supportive care. By making the most of every day you work at Havens Hospices you’ll be ‘Making every day count’ for those who need us most.

You will bring:

  • Practical experience in delivering Organisational Development interventions
  • Experience of managing HR and Organisational Development
  • CIPD qualification (minimum level 5) and commitment to CPD
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Experience of managing payroll and pension schemes
  • Knowledge of HR policies and procedures

As an employer Havens is committed to Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement.  It is at the heart of everything we do: as a care provider, an employer and a place to volunteer.

As an organisation, we’re committed to having an inclusive working environment that respects and welcomes people from all backgrounds and abilities. In order to create this environment, we are committed to FREDIE and Quality Improvement initiatives. Quality Improvement is intended to support us all in our dual responsibilities of maintaining quality of care, and continuously improving care, so we are always striving for the best.

For an informal chat about this role please contact Vicki Peterson, Recruitment Officer, 07970 084383.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Standard Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Full job specification

Key responsibilities

  • Leading the transformation and continuous improvement of our workplace culture.
  • Working with the Leadership Team to create recruitment, development and succession plans to ensure the charity has a skilled and engaged workforce
  • Providing day to day HR support, payroll and benefit scheme administration
  • Supporting effective change management across Havens Hospices, creating people strategies to support our goals and objectives for approximately 280 staff and 1000 volunteers

Benefits for you:

In return, you will receive a competitive salary package with supporting benefits:

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including Bank Holidays)
  • Annual leave purchase and sale
  • Competitive pension schemes; salary sacrifice and NHS pension for continuing member
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)