Head of People

Head of People

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  • Sector:

    Human Resources, Community

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  • Salary:

    £65k - 70k per year

  • Contact :

    Shweta Prabhakar

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7320

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Founded in 2014 by a small team conscious that one of the wealthiest cities in the world experiences food poverty and staggering food waste daily, City Harvest's goal is to connect all available surplus food with those who desperately need it.

City Harvest is now well established as London's emergency response unit for surplus food, with our vans being recognised as symbols of hope for those facing hunger. To date, City Harvest has delivered approaching well over 25 million meals, whilst offsetting food waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

We provide a lifeline of support for beneficiaries, not only through food but the social connection our food forges. The physical and emotional loads some have had to carry is astounding and City Harvest stands as a pillar of support for vulnerable Londoners. Through the long-lasting relationships with our 350+ charity partners, we have been able to reach millions.

Demand for our food continues to grow and we intend to be equipped to meet it. We have just moved into a new depot, significantly increasing our warehouse capacity, and have received strong support from our funders year on year.

City Harvest is looking for a Head of People to join the team on a permanent basis.

City Harvest - Head of People

Location: Acton, West London (flexible working available)

Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent

The Head of People will share in the management and leadership of City Harvest by working closely with the CEO and is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to sustain ambitious plans for growth as the organisation develops to meet the growing need. The Head of People will lead on effective resource planning, search and recruitment, employee relations, performance management, payroll, administration, training and development. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious people person with an entrepreneurial and growth mindset to shape the development of one of the UK's most exciting social enterprises.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a varied, generalist people management role with experience of developing and implementing people practices, policies and systems. The candidate would need to have experience of setting / contributing to People strategy with experience of developing and overseeing People workplans and budgets. You'll be passionate about delivering a high quality, efficient and highly empathetic People service to an organisation. A working knowledge of UK employment law sufficient to assess risk, develop compliant processes and provide high quality People advice to senior managers. The candidate would need to understand cultural diversity and the ability to work with people from a range of different cultures.

Closing date for applications: 9:00 am, Monday 22nd November 2021

If you would like to receive a full job description and further information about this role, with details on how to apply, please contact Shweta Prabhakar at Harris Hill.

Shweta Prabhakar: shweta.prabhakar@harrishill.co.uk | 020 7820 7320

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

For more information visit our City Harvest microsite here.