Location: Cumbria
Salary: £65k (up to plus hybrid working policy)
Posted: 1 month ago
Closes: 17 January, 2022
Contract: Full Time

Head of People and Culture

South Lakes Housing owns and manages around more than 3,000 homes in one of the most stunning parts of the UK.  Our offices in Kendal sit on the edge of the Lake District National Park and just a few miles to the east you’ll find yourself in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  It’s a fantastic place to live and work, that offers the ideal blend of qualify of life and real professional challenge.  The need for quality affordable homes has never been greater, with many working families unable to afford market homes, in an area of high demand.

As our Head of People and Culture you will play the key role in developing and delivering our People Strategy, and the systems that underpin it.  You will ensure that a consistent and attentive approach to performance management successfully aligns our people practices to our strategic priorities.  You’ll be central to organisational change, people development and employee engagement – all of which will be essential strands of our commitment to continuous improvement.  And reporting director to the Chief Executive, you’ll be asked to advise and support on the full range of people and culture issues in a complex, multidisciplinary organisation, including talent management, succession planning, employee relations, employment law and management information.

It’s likely that you are a qualified HR professional (CIPD Level 5 or above).  You’ll be a highly capable and experienced people manager, who can get the best from others and support their professional development.  It’s essential that you have a well-informed and up-to-date knowledge of employment legislation, GDPR and HR best practice, and that you can draw on HR systems and data to inform organisational decision-making.  And you’ll be able to demonstrate a track record in supporting cultural and organisational change that has supported improvements in outcomes for customers.

Please visit www.joinsouthlakeshousing.co.uk for more information.

To arrange an informal discussion please email our consultants at responsehandling1@emaconsultancy.org.uk . Alternatively call Anne Elliott on 07875 762029 or Ian Robertson on 07947 126329.

Closing date: noon on 17th January 2022

Anne Elliot EMA Consultancy

Anne Elliott

Managing Director

01926 887272

Ian Roberts EMA Consultancy

Ian Robertson

Executive Director

01926 887272