The Reader Organisation – Head of People

Term: Permanent.
Hours: 35 hours.
Salary: £27,540 to £35,700 (under review).
Location: Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18.

The role-holder will provide advice and guidance to the Directors Group on all people matters. They will be a member of the senior management team reporting directly to the Director of Services. It is vitally important to the Reader Organisation that as well as being able to advise on all technical HR matters, the Head of People is able to bring a flexible, creative approach to their work, looking for innovative solutions to challenges that present themselves.

At The Reader, they rely on a wide range of people to support their mission. Their 130+ workforce is varied and includes staff working in their Social Enterprises, a number of remote teams (some working part-time and in challenging settings such as prisons and high-security mental health settings) and their Head Office (Calderstones Park, Liverpool) alongside local project teams. They also have a volunteer base of more than 700 undertaking a variety of voluntary roles across the UK. This variation means things can sometimes be complex and fast-moving. This means that the Reader Organisation needs someone who can stay calm and spot the things that are most important. They put their values at the centre of their decision making – ‘off the shelf’ solutions don’t always fit so they need someone who can consider various complex angles and think creatively.

The People Team looks after both staff and volunteers. This challenging and varied leadership role has an important part to play in ensuring all of these people are well managed and well supported. You will be supported in this role by the People Team.

To apply, visit The Reader website.

Closing date: 30 July 2021.

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