Head of People

National Housing Federation

Closing date 04 December 2023
Location London / Hybrid working
Position type Permanent
Role Human Resources
Education Bachelor's
Experience >3 years
Salary Up to GBP 59,588
Benefits See below

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the National Housing Federation (NHF) for a Head of People to lead and manage a small team to deliver organisational led services. 

The NHF is the voice of housing associations in England. We are the trade body to almost 600 housing associations, who have grown from philanthropic roots to provide 2.6 million homes to around 6 million people. You can find further information about the NHF here: https://www.housing.org.uk/about-us/

What you’ll do

  • Lead the People team and ensure the provision of a high quality, effective organisation focused approach to employee relations, policies and procedures, recruitment and selection, learning and development, and employee life cycle services.
  • Drive the NHF forward as an employer of choice and execute the people strategy to promote a high-performance culture that supports the organisations business needs and long-term strategic goals.
  • Lead on engagement with the trade union, and employee groups, EDI staff group and Great workplace group. 

About you

  • You’ll be an experienced Head of People/HR or senior HR Business Partner.
  • You’ll have experience of leading and motivating a People/HR team or function to deliver effective services.
  • You’ll have demonstrable experience of effectively delivering equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • You’ll have experience of managing a budget.
  • You’ll understand the importance of training and development and the ability to find creative learning solutions.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

The NHF has published its equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, which was co-created with staff – https://www.housing.org.uk/about-us/transparency/who-we-are/.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we value the contribution each individual makes to our work.  

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and are working to increase the diversity profile of our workforce. We are currently under-represented by ethnic minorities, people with a disability or disabilities and LGBT+, and would particularly welcome applications from people in these groups.

Disability confident committed employer

We are a disability confident committed employer and if you are a disabled person who demonstrates you meet the skills and experience, we consider essential for the role, we will offer you an interview.

How to apply

To apply for this vacanc, click here

We are happy to consider reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process if you have a disability or have a condition that you feel may affect your performance during the recruitment process. Please email Stephanie Green, People Manager at hradmin@housing.org.uk with your request or to arrange a time to discuss in more detail.

Our role profile and job advert can also be requested in large print or in accessible format via this email address.

Uploading your CV and cover letter

If you decide to apply for this role, when requested, please upload a version of your CV that does not include any personal details, such as name, gender, age etc.  You should also ensure that you do not add your name at the end of the cover letter. This will help us to shortlist candidates for interview based solely on their knowledge, skills and experience.

Right to work in the UK / UK VISA Sponsorship

You must have the right to work in the UK and it is important to note that the NHF does not sponsor individuals to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: Monday 4 December

Selection process

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an in-person interview at our office in Lion Court London on Tuesday 19 December.

The selection process will include an informal meeting for 15 minutes with the People team.