HR Director

Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£61,419 + 6% employer pension contribution per annum
16 Apr 2018
10 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Responsible to:      Chief Executive

Responsible for:     As a member of Drive’s Senior Management Team, the Director of Human Resources will provide strategic HR leadership, ensuring the delivery of an effective values led HR service that results in a well-trained competent workforce that delivers quality person-centred support.


  1. To lead the Human Resources function and shape and implement effective strategies, policies and plans that result in the delivery of high quality professional Human Resources services.
  2. To be a proactive member of the Senior Management Team and to contribute to formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of corporate strategy, business plans and policies.
  3. To develop and implement Drive’s Human Resources Strategy to achieve an employee-orientated high-performance culture that emphasises values, quality, empowerment, person centeredness and the recruitment, retention and development of a highly skilled competent workforce. 
  4. To take a lead in development, training and health and safety across the organisation to ensure a well-trained, competent and safe workforce with positive wellbeing.


  1. Strategic Management

To be an active member of the senior management team contributing to strategic decisions.

To manage the strategic planning process for Human Resources functions and that they align with Drive’s strategic plan and business plan.

To ensure continuous business improvement through the implementation of effective HR systems and processes to ensure Drive meets its legal and regulatory responsibilities.

To lead the Investors in People process including planning, assessment and implementation of recommendations.

To oversee and manage all HR related activities ensuring standards are maintained at all times and a professional and efficient service is delivered to managers and staff

To ensure that systems are in place to monitor compliance with relevant laws and regulations in relation to Human Resources functions.

To promote employee engagement through the implementation of an effective and efficient Human Resources communication strategy.

To take the leading role in all aspects of staff consultation including formal union consultation.

To establish effective liaison between the Human Resources and Payroll functions to ensure staff receive the right salary and benefits to which they are entitled at the right time.

To contribute to the process of writing new tenders.

To be a key leader and senior decision maker in all aspects of TUPE transfers.

To be an inspirational leader, positive ambassador and active change agent championing Drive’s values, open organisational culture and progressive approach to innovation.

To be a key player in all aspects of organisational change

To take lead responsibility for ensuring effective health and safety throughout the organisation.

To act as Chair of Drive’s Corporate Health and Safety Committee.

To maintain a high degree of knowledge of employment law and plan for the implementation of any new or changed legislation.

To be the lead person responsible for ensuring appropriate staff competence and conduct.

To develop and actively promote social inclusion, equality and diversity initiatives.

Demonstrating continuous professional and personal development

To network and benchmark to maintain a broad awareness of the sector and market.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, Board and Committees as appropriate.

Any other duties relevant to the competence of the post holder that may be required in line with organisational and service need.



  1. Leadership and Line Management

To manage the following posts and provide support and guidance in relation to the delivery of the following functions:

Human Resources Manager.

To ensure that Drive has comprehensive, fit for purpose and up to date Human Resources policies.

To ensure that Drive’s terms and conditions remain competitive to assist with recruitment and retention.

To ensure that Drive’s marketing and publicity re staff recruitment is professional and to a high standard.

To maintain optimum staffing levels by ensuring effective recruitment processes.

To provide advice and manage all aspects of the disciplinary process including sitting on disciplinary panels, authorising suspensions, receiving appeals etc ensuring fairness and consistency in all activities.

To ensure that Drive’s sickness and absence policy and procedures are implemented effectively.

Health and Safety Co-ordinator

To ensure that Drive has effective systems, policies, processes and culture to manage health and safety and wellbeing for employees and supported people.

To oversee and manage the work associated with personal injury claims including liaison with Insurers and solicitors.

Training Manager

To oversee and manage Drive’s training and development functions ensuring that individual training needs are identified and met.

To oversee Drive’s qualifications strategy and accredited centre ensuring that legislative targets are met, and that success is recognised.

To ensure that the training plan incorporates Business Plan and service objectives and meets all legislative requirements.

To ensure that the organisation has a high quality, competent, well trained workforce.

To co-ordinate all aspects of the Investor in People process.

To ensure that staff at all levels are supported to achieve relevant qualifications

Note - This Job Description is subject to review and to reasonable adjustment

in accordance with changing and developing needs of the organisation.

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