Posted on 24 Jun, 2024

Group HR Director

Catalyst Partners have been retained by a PE-backed business looking to appoint a Group HR Director for the first time. Reporting into the CEO, you will redefine and implement a people strategy to meet the challenges and opportunities of scaling. 

Key responsibilities include:
  • Provide leadership, vision and direction for the HR/People and L&D team.
  • Evaluate the company’s overall performance against agreed corporate objectives and advise the Chief Executive and other executive team members of any action necessary with regard to relevant issues.
  • Ensure the delivery of a proactive recruitment and retention strategy, which provides a sustainable team to deliver both current and longer term staffing needs.
  • Develop an appropriate appraisal, talent management and succession planning framework
Experience required:
  • Proven track record in leading and developing a HR function and aligning to the needs of the business.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing a people strategy for a diverse workforce in the services sector such as retail, hospitality, hotels or a related sector.
  • Has experience in building a highly capable HR team, using data, systems and automation to optimize processes and has developed a culture of learning within an organization.
  • Strong OD and organizational development experience, effective change agent with a successful track record.
  • Able to lead, motivate and influence others at all levels.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing business that has established it's presence in a lucrative market. You will have the opportunity to shape the people strategy and work towards a CPO role over the next 24 months. 

Please note, there is a requirement to be present in the London office for 4-5 days per week. 

Desired Experience

A well-rounded HR leader with experience of the full employee lifecycle. Ideally experience of leading a diverse workforce of both blue and white collar employees.



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