Head of HR (Maternity Cover)

Hope for Justice Flexible United Kingdom Human Resources

Company Description

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. Around the world, we are growing a movement of abolitionists who believe freedom is worth the fight. Our team works from more than 30 locations across five continents. If you’re looking to make a difference, this is the place for the you.

Hope for Justice is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you feel that your skills and experience fit one of our roles then we would welcome your application regardless of your background.


Hope for Justice has an exciting fixed term opportunity for an experienced, highly organised and solution focused HR leader to join our global HR team. The Head of HR works to set and implement the strategic direction and ensure efficiency of the global HR function across Hope for Justice, as well as being a key role on the Operational Steering Board. This is a maternity cover role, for someone with a strategic and operational HR background to lead on delivering the departmental strategy is implemented as well as delivering high quality HR support.

Our HR Team delivers a range of HR services globally, covering the full employee life cycle. We are looking for an experienced HR professional who has had exposure to the full generalist remit, with extensive experience of working at a leadership level and setting strategic direction. Although not essential, having experience of working in an international setting would be advantageous.

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  • As part of the Senior Leadership Team, working to help set and implement the strategic direction globally for the global HR function
  • Delivering high quality HR advice to staff and managers in relation to all aspects of the employee lifecycle ensuring compliance with policies, employment law and regulations
  • Provide HR support on all aspects of operational HR including recruitment across Head Office and wider group.
  • Responsibility for management of all complex ER cases (incl sickness, performance management, grievance and disciplinary processes)
  • Champion the development of people management skills within the group
  • Identify and drive the continuous improvement of HR systems and practices
  • Develop, lead and drive forward key HR initiatives globally – wellbeing, D&I, Reward, Recruitment
  • Line management of UK/US HR and Talent Development team, with dotted line support to Global HR
  • Understand and uphold the standards outlined in the Hope for Justice Safeguarding policies, acting with due care and attention to safeguard the wellbeing of anyone that comes into contact with our work and reporting concerns if they do arise.

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Benefits of working at Hope for Justice

Hope for Justice is committed to supporting our staff’s wellbeing and offers competitive salaries and a range of additional benefits to our staff. This includes generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme contributions, company sick pay, enhanced maternity and paternity pay and access to the Employee Assistance Programme for staff and their family. As well as operating both Flexible and Hybrid working policies for our UK employees.

Salary: Up to £55,000 per year

Closing date: 5th June 2022, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Proposed start date: 15th August 2022, fixed term until 27th October 2023

Location: Flexible, UK (Head office is located in Manchester)

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include criminal records checks, in line with our Global background checks policy. Hope for Justice participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme, as part of the referencing process we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.



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