Head of People and Culture


Home-based, with occasional travel to London / Salisbury • Salary to £50,000

As one of four Heads of Service reporting to (and on occasion deputising for), the Director of People, this role is responsible for a range of people operations and processes within the Trussell Trust. You’ll line-manage four People Partners (of whom one is currently leading a project on benefits and pay), two HR Coordinators and one administrator.

People Partners support our corporate functions, including Public Engagement; Policy & Research; and Strategy & Corporate Services. Specific projects for which you’ll be accountable will include (but aren’t limited to) our review of reward and benefits; the development and integration of new and improved HR services (including recruitment); contributing to key projects which support our workforce, including EDI and wellbeing. Your principal focus will be the projects, operations and programmes that you’re leading, but you will also need to keep abreast of our overall strategy and developments in the operating environment. Consistently high performance by your teams will be hugely valuable to the whole organisation, and you’ll be seen as a key leader across the Trust.

Strong candidates will be able to forge and nurture positive relations with stakeholders, and will be credible and inspirational to colleagues. Well-informed on relevant legislation and emerging best practice, you’ll have the organisational management experience to lead a significant department and complex projects. An excellent eye for detail, and the ability to engage teams to deliver high performance, are also essential. We don’t want specialism to get in the way of effectiveness across the board, so while your repertoire should include high competence and knowledge of recruitment, project planning and management, we will look to be reassured that you can lead strongly across the range of standard HR tasks in a small/medium sized organisation.

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For an informal conversation, please contact Robert Muncaster at Cadence Partners on +44 20 7947 4960 or email trusselltrust-hpc@cadencepartners.co.uk