Head of People

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
13 Jun 2022
Closes
27 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is the governing body of what is the second largest spectator sport, and many consider to be the best horseracing in the world.  It is responsible for promoting, representing and regulating the sport, which is at the heart of a major leisure and entertainment sector.

Reporting to the Director of Legal and Governance, the Head of People is responsible for leading, developing and implementing a people and development strategy and HR function that delivers a value-added, high performing service to support the BHA to deliver its operational and strategic objectives.

You will provide direction, support and guidance to the BHA Executive team, managers, and their people to ensure the service is proactive, efficient, and flexible and responsive to the changing needs of the organisation. You will guide, direct and motivate the People & Culture team on a day-to-day basis so that they display their full potential and work effectively together as a team to best support the business.

To be successful you will:

  • Be able to demonstrate a commercial and solutions focused mindset in managing all HR operational and strategic initiatives for the business Be intellectually and commercially sharp with a high degree of emotional intelligence and political awareness Be able to provide clear and effective leadership and management of direct reports have proven experience in moving agenda‚Äôs forward with enthusiasm while managing associated budgets and resources and delivering timely progress Have proven generalist HR experience along with experience of providing solutions focused employee relations advice and strong employment law knowledge and understanding of HR best practice Have excellent influencing and interpersonal skills Have experience of working with Unions and managing negotiations.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience operating at a similar level in a HR role. You will need to be diplomatic, have a dynamic leadership style and high level of integrity.

As the needs of the business change this role will change accordingly, therefore this document should be viewed as guidelines which are subject to change. 

Equal opportunities

We acknowledge that having a diverse and inclusive workforce is fundamental to our success and we actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences. People with disabilities or from ethnically diverse communities are currently underrepresented in the organisation and therefore we actively welcome these candidates to apply.

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please apply by completing our application form on the following link Application Form.

The closing date for applications will be 27 June 2022.