• HR Manager
  • Permanent
  • London
  • £35000 - £38000 per annum USD / YEAR
  • Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
  • Consultant: Tatiana Ambrose
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2022-08-17

HR Manager – The Social Mobility Foundation, London

This is a unique opportunity to become The Social Mobility Foundation’s first ever HR Manager following a period of change, reflection and growth.

Why is this role so special?

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for the right person. We are looking for an individual with a strong background and experience in HR who can support the rapidly growing and developing team at an exciting time for The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF). We’re seeking someone who is passionate about the work they do, shares their values and can play a key role in helping build a strong team and culture. You will work as part of a small operations team but will build strong relationships across the whole organisation.

Place of work: London office, N1. Working from another SMF office is considered, but occasional visits to the London office and travel to external events, meetings and SMF regions would be required.

Salary: £35,000-£38,000 with £2,000 London weighting if applicable

Reporting to: Head of Finance and Operations

Line Reports: None planned currently but potentially in the future

Contract and hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), permanent contract. We would consider a 30 hour a week contract for the right candidate. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required, for which time off in lieu will be given.

About the organisation:

The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) is a charity which aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people. The SMF was founded in 2005 in order to provide opportunities, and networks of support for 16 to 17 year olds who are unable to get them from their schools or families.

In the years that have followed, their students have experienced great success graduating from university into the professional world with many returning to support younger years.

About the role:

People, culture & wellbeing

  • Implement and then lead on the annual staff survey, including analysing results and making recommendations for further improvements to the senior management team
  • Supporting the development of policies and practice around hybrid working, and wellbeing offers across SMF

HR Operations

  • Ensure the accuracy of all employee data, liaise with the Senior Finance Officer regarding staff salaries, any changes, overtime, parental leave
  • Provide support to line managers in implementing HR policy
  • Update the staff handbook, process and update staff DBS checks
  • Lead the annual review process and performance management process

Recruitment and Learning & Development

  • Coordinate learning and development across the organisation
  • Manage the recruitment process for new hires, and starter and leaver processes
  • Ensure that they have a fit for purpose induction process which champions their values.

Strategy & Leadership

  • Work with the Department of Opportunities, and others, to ensure that SMF HR practices and culture match their expectations for other organisations, in terms of being socially mobile and inclusive.
  • Work with the Senior Management Team and Head of Finance and Operations to develop and implement HR policies, procedures and guidance documents, ensuring legal compliance and best practice.
  • Lead on HR related projects, support and develop a positive working culture across all teams and staff

About the person:

The successful candidate will be passionate about the work of SMF and share their values: they are at the heart of all SMF does. You will be committed to building a strong culture of equality, diversity and inclusion, helping them to take forward the work in these areas. As a charity that champions Social Mobility you will help them do what they ask others to do through the application of HR function. You will need to be comfortable taking the initiative and working independently, whilst able to build strong relationships across all levels of the team. Attention to detail, discretion and outstanding communication skills are all critical to success in this role, as well as the ability to prioritise effectively and manage a varied workload.

If you are excited by this unique role as we are, please send a copy of your profile or CV to Tatiana Ambrose at Charity People for more information on how to apply.

Closing date: 17th August 2022

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