Head of HR

Eden Futures provides high quality, person centred care, support and enablement for people with disabilities and support needs. We develop services around the individual at all stages of their care pathway from treatment and support under the Mental Health Act, on discharge from hospital under a CTO, to lifestyle support in the community.


Reporting to the COO, and as a member of the Executive Team, the Head of HR will provide leadership and management to all people functions for Eden Futures. This will include management of HR, ER, L&D as well as delivering policies and programmes to support the wider business. The Head of HR will provide and analyse statistical data for the Executive Team.

Head of HR responsibilities

As Head of HR, you will have responsibility for the following:


  • Developing and implementing HR initiatives in line with organisational objectives and the Company vision and values
  • Leading the organisation’s HR departments, including talent acquisition, learning and development, employee engagement, employee relations, compensation and benefits, talent management and financial planning of the department
  • Liaising directly with the executive team and being accountable for the performance of the HR function and the responsibilities within it, as well as providing strategic counsel on all people matters
  • Contributing to long-term goals around business and people development, including succession planning and c-suite talent acquisition
  • Further development of company wellbeing, health and counselling policies
  • Leading the analysis of employee feedback and data, with the aim of creating a better working environment and engaged culture
  • Creating and managing the HR department’s annual budget
  • Taking oversight of the company’s culture
  • Responsibility for the organisations talent functions and culture
  • Having oversight of all Employee Relations issues so that the risk to the business can be managed consistently and fairly across the Company
  • Contributing to the development of the leadership programme alongside the SLT


Head of HR skills and competencies

The Head of HR will be expected to be proficient in the following:


  • Organisational skills– personal efficiency, time management skills and the ability to prioritise competing demands are key
  • Communication skills– the Head of HR is expected to lead the HR team, managing diverse personalities and viewpoints. Consequently, emotional intelligence, the ability to build relationships and collaborate with others is vital
  • Commercial acumen– the Head of HR is increasingly involved in strategic decision-making within the business as an influencer. Being able to understand company finances, resourcing and the ultimate aims of the business is important
  • Role modelling– As a member of the executive team, an Head of HR is expected to demonstrate and lead on the values, initiatives and culture of the organisation
  • Professional expertise– A strong working knowledge of employment law issues, best practice processes for disciplinaries, redundancies and payroll is required, as well as experience of employee relations. Experience of managing complex Employment cases, advising on and delivering appropriate remedial interventions.
  • Coaching and mentoring– Whether senior executives, junior colleagues or middle management, you will be proficient in guiding the development of skills in the workforce
  • Trust– As a member of the executive team, you will interface with the CEO, CFO and COO on a regular basis. You will become a trusted confidante on talent issues, unafraid of giving your opinions and expertise
  • Data analysis – The Head of HR will be required to produce, innovate and analyse data so that appropriate decision making can be undertaken.


Head of HR experience

The Head of HR should demonstrate significant experience of career progression with HR/ER functions, and demonstrate recent relevant experience in a comparable role to the Head of HR position for a minimum of 3 years.


With the planned growth of the business, experience of on-boarding and retention expertise will be required


The Head of HR will hold a relevant professional certificate from an accredited organisation such as the CIPD. As the human resource profession is constantly evolving, you will be expected to continuously update your learning and knowledge throughout your career.



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