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Head of HR (London Football Club)

Job description

A London Football Club are looking for an energetic and engaging Head of  HR to play a critical role in ensuring that the club’s staff experience a first-class HR service. This is a standalone position that will play a major role in ensuring a positive, collaborative and fulfilling staff culture. They have a varied workforce with differing HR needs, ranging from playing and coaching staff to more commercial and operational roles responsible for delivering matchdays and events.

Safeguarding is of the utmost importance to the club, and the HR Manager will oversee this area, supported by a part-time resource.

Your responsibilities
  • Provide robust, compliant, business-aligned advice to line managers on all HR Employee Relations issues to quickly resolve matters
  • Provide confidential advice concerning current employment legislation and manage the process concerning potential employment tribunals or other claims
  • Member of senior management team, positively influencing the club’s culture, strategy and day-to-day delivery of key projects and events
  • Manage, review and update HR policies across the club (playing, non-playing and volunteers)
  • Play an active role in the club’s ED&I Working Group
  • Management of the full employee lifecycle including recruitment
  • Maintain London Living Wage compliance
  • Support Head of Finance on managing the club’s pension scheme for its employees, as well as salary sacrifice initiatives for both the club’s & employee’s benefit
  • Deliver induction processes for new staff members
  • Regular interaction with the finance department in respect of the monthly payroll process, covering both the main and casual staff payroll
  • Ensuring that club policies are compliant, widely adopted by staff, with all necessary policies reviewed annually for Board approval
  • Management of HR platform – Sense
  • Build, maintain and develop the performance management process for all staff to enhance focus on commercial and cultural objectives
  • Facilitation of development and training for all staff
  • Overall responsibility for the Club’s Safeguarding policies and procedures for vulnerable adults and children via Safeguarding Manager (part-time)
  • Reports to PLC board through Safeguarding, HR and Risk Committee.
Skills & experience
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role / similarly sized organisation
  • Proven track record within a senior HR role ideally within a sports team or organisation
  • Educated to degree level, CIPD qualified to level 5 minimum
  • Regulatory knowledge
  • Experience of dealing with disciplinary, grievance and severance processes
  • IT literate with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic thinking abilities as well as strong influencing, presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to turn ideas into deliverables with minimal supervision
  • This position requires strong leadership and influencing skills, the ability to multi-task, and requires a positive, proactive, can-do attitude. 
Salary & benefits

The successful candidate will be expected to work at the stadium five days per week, although one ‘work from home’ day a week is possible once probation is passed. If the above applies to you then please apply.

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