Head of HR (Maternity Cover up to 12 months)

Simplified Recruitment
Up to £40k (commensurate with experience)
06 Apr 2017
03 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

UK Youth is seeking an enthusiastic Head of HR with experience of working in a HR generalist environment who will relish the opportunity to lead our busy HR function over the next year.

This is Maternity Cover up to 12 months and will be based at our London Office in Islington with occasional travel to Avon Tyrrell, our Outdoor Centre, in the New Forest National Park.

There's never been a more exciting time to join UK Youth, after a period of expansion and rejuvenation we are capitalising on our success and consolidating our HR Services.

The successful candidate will support our dedicated staff and management team and must have the skills and knowledge required to take the lead advisory role to management and to ensure the delivery of a professional HR function meeting the agreed objectives and plans.

Reporting into the Director of Operations, you will work closely together with the support of the operations team in a fast-paced environment to promote a consistent but creative business-focused application of HR practice.

In return for your expertise, experience, initiative and drive, we can offer you a friendly, supportive, vibrant environment, and genuinely interesting work within an ambitious charity with a proud history and an exciting future.

As this role involves working in a regulated environment any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment references.

Location: Islington, London
Salary: Up to £40k (commensurate with experience)
Hours: Full Time, 37.5 Hours per Week (flexibility may be considered)

About UK Youth:

UK Youth is the largest national body for the youth sector. Founded in 1911, our growing network of youth organisations now reaches over 830,500 young people aged 9-25 across the UK.

Our mission: is to work hand in hand with young people and the dedicated organisations supporting them to develop the skills, belief, courage and leadership to build a bright future, regardless of background or circumstances. We achieve this by creating an ecosystem of youth provision that works for everyone.

Last year we invested £4.3 million on direct delivery to young people through our network of members, piloting new approaches, investing in areas of high deprivation and low provision, supporting outdoor education and rolling out successful programmes nationwide.

What we hope you will do next:

Please forward a CV together with a supporting statement (maximum one page) to and ensure that your application fully addresses the key requirements for the role.

Closing Date: 2nd May at midday
Interviews Scheduled: 10th & 11th May

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