Assistant Director of People

Band 8d
29 Mar 2021
26 Apr 2021
Finegreen Consultant
Human Resources
Acute Trust
Job Type
An opportunity has arisen for an Interim Assistant Director of People, within a London NHS Trust. This is a key leadership role in the People & OD Directorate, leading for the Chief People Officer in the development and delivery of the Trust’s People Strategy, through direct professional leadership and management.

Main responsibilities will include:
  • To lead, as directed by the Chief People Officer, on the development of HR strategy, and implementing supporting strategic HR projects and initiatives which have an impact across the Trust;
  • Support on the implementation of the Trust’s procedures and guidance to promote best practice and safeguard the risks of non-compliance with employment legislation and safeguarding requirements;
  • To be an ambassador for the Trust workforce services, by networking and promoting the services externally to share good practice, as well as developing and exploring partnership and other resource sharing opportunities;
  • Lead the development of HR policies to ensure that they are coherent with the Trust’s aims, objectives and values and employment legislation;
  • Manage and oversee any changes in budgets for the Staff Experience, Workforce information and ERS teams;
  • Manage the ER legal expenditure budget monitoring expenditure and suggesting strategies for control or reduction;
  • Deputise for the Chief People Officer on budgetary management in their absence or as directed;
  • Understand the Trust’s key priorities and goals and those of their sites/division, Directorates and Service Lines and are able to translate these into key workforce priorities, plans and interventions.
Essential Skills/Experience:
  • An in-depth understanding of health care provision and awareness of current NHS policies and priorities;
  • Experience of leading, coaching and building capability in all aspects of the HR function;
  • Extensive experience working as a Senior HR Professional with specific experience in Staff Experience, reward and recognition, equality, diversity and inclusion.
If you are interested in this post, please send a copy of your updated CV to Emma Peel on

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