Could you be the one to positively shape our culture?
Our people are at the forefront of delivering our ambitious vision and we’re looking for an experienced, inspirational, and strategically minded Director of People Services to join a forward-thinking organisation focused on high performance and being an employer of choice.
You’ll be joining Longhurst Group at a pivotal time as we navigate the virtual world of work, with an increased focus on improving our performance, embedding digital skills, engaging our colleagues, and attracting, retaining and developing the best talent.
This role is critical to ensuring the Group is a great place to work with a culture and a support network that enables our people to thrive. Designing and implementing workforce strategies, you’ll ensure that we provide an excellent employee experience and that our people possess the skills and talent we need now, and in the future.
Overseeing a talented team with a significant portfolio, you’ll lead from the front when it comes to organisational development, recruitment, and retention, learning and development and equality diversity and inclusion.
A key part of our senior leadership team, working in our Directors Team, you’ll shape and influence policy, performance, and productivity right across the organisation, leading a first-class People Services function that supports the needs of an ambitious and progressive organisation and, ultimately, supports our people to provide the best possible service to our customers.
Our offer has been created to underpin our two key pillars (health and wellbeing and economic resilience) and five core values: In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the boundaries and Fun and Fair.
Demonstrating our strong investment in your health and wellbeing and economic resilience.
When you join you the Longhurst Team you will enjoy:
- 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Pension Scheme
- Life Cover (as part of pension scheme membership)
- Membership of our Health Care Cash Plan
- Free Eye Tests
- Investment in your personal development through our extensive learning and development opportunities.
- Family friendly, carers leave plus other paid leave
- Employee Assistance programme
- Wellbeing Support
- Free flu vaccinations
- Long Service Awards
- Carers Networking Group and resources to support Unpaid Carers.
If your application shows that you have the right knowledge, skills and that you share our values, we’ll invite you to meet one of our team. We can’t wait to meet you.
How to apply
Please click apply now to submit your CV today. In the event of high applicant volumes, we reserve the right to close this advert and CV submission window early.
The important things – Naturally working with our customers we need to complete pre-employment checks before you join us. This role is conditional upon receipt of two satisfactory references (one from your current employer).
We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Original proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature).
As an equal opportunities’ employer, Longhurst Group is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.
We pride ourselves on looking after our colleagues and as part of our commitment we are an Employer for Carers and would welcome your application if you have additional unpaid caring responsibilities.
We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Longhurst Group.
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