Interim HR Lead

The role

JOB TITLE Interim HR Lead
DATE REVISEDAugust 2023 
LINE REPORTINGNumber and level of staff directly reporting to post holder: 1 
JOB PURPOSETo support the business to deliver people-related processes, vision and strategy across the company, aligned with the law. 
JOB CONTEXTThe role reports to the HR Director. The role is part of the Business Integration Squad and is integral in modelling the Company’s Values and Behaviours 
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES & PERFORMANCE MEASURESAssist and administer corporate plans for a variety of HR matters such as performance evaluation, compensation, benefits, talent planning, training, recruitment and development 
Assist with strategic planning of the recruitment approach to support workforce planning 
Coach line managers, HR coordinator and other relevant groups/communities in their approach to change leadership. 
Day to day responsibility for employment relations, including grievances and disciplinary matters  
Assess and regularly review adherence to internal policies and legal standards 
Assist with resolving any litigation risks     
COMPETENCIESKnowledge, skills and experience 
Educated to first degree level  CIPD Qualified to Level 5/ several years’ practical experience in an HR Manager role 
Line manager experience is desirable  
Experience in coaching line managers, managing upwards, liaising with stakeholders   

Complexity and creativity 
The role deals with many complex problems on a routine basis 
The role has a broad remit covering all HR-centric issues, overlaid with the particular complexities of the ecosystem in which the organisation sits.  

Judgements, decisions and advice 
The post holder gives regular advice to line managers across the business  The post holder will refer the most complex issues to the HR Director before giving guidance, as they learn and grow in their role.  
85-90% of the role is autonomous, only referring to the HR Director for the most challenging cases.  
The post holder helps to shape the strategy of the business and then their objectives flow out of this work  
The impacts on the business of judgements and decisions could be very material both reputationally and on the bottom line.

Contacts and communications 
80% internal/ 20% external communications  
Many of the contacts and regular communication is with decision makers, this post is required to bring HR best practice to decisions that need to be made. 

To apply, please provide a CV and supporting statement by 4:00pm on Tuesday 9th July.  These can be sent to Rebecca Jones on

  • CV
  • Supporting Statement


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9th July 2024


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