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Transformation & Programme Director   £80,000 - £90,000 + excellent benefits   |   Worcestershire

Ref: TM20-1126
Location: Worcestershire
Salary: £80,000 - £90,000 + excellent benefits
Type: Permanent

TRANSFORMATION & PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

PURPOSE
Reporting to the Chief Executive the role of Transformation and Programme Director is of critical importance to the future success of the business. Sitting as a non-statutory director on the executive committee.  The role will lead the development, delivery and implementation of the Group’s change and transformation strategy across its three businesses.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
We’re looking for someone to manage, lead, influence and plan the delivery of the Group’s transformation strategy to ensure the successful delivery of growth and acquisition activity. In order to achieve this you will be responsible for,

  • Leading the development of a professional programme management function that will support the delivery of dynamic change across a wide portfolio of projects. Including technology transformation, regulatory change and business transformation.
  • Working across all Group businesses to join project and programme activity together. Creating project runway to enable the business to have clear oversight of what is happening where and the potential impacts on the business, its people, processes, technology and customers.
  • Leading and managing a small team of professional project managers within the Technology and Business space to ensure they are clear on what is expected of them, are highly engaged and have all the necessary information and tools to perform.
  • Ensuring good project methodology and discipline is installed across the Group, with Prince 2 and Agile methodologies successfully embedded.
  • Providing strong project governance is in place and project status are actively reported to the executive committee in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ensuring the executive committee are briefed on statuses across the project portfolio, highlighted progress, risks and obstacles so that effective business decisions can be made.

PERSON SPECIFICATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

You will need to evidence the following,

  • A demonstrable track record to delivery multi-functional change across a dynamic and growing business.
  • Experience managing a small team of professional project managers to delivery excellent results.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and a track record of successfully working with and influencing senior stakeholders.
  • Experience of preparing and reporting on project activity for executive teams and business steering groups.
  • Prince 2 qualified and with good knowledge of Agile project methodologies.
  • Willing to lead projects as well as be involved in personally ensuring they are successfully delivered.

Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Tom Mornement or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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Life Lead Coordinator   to £24,000 + good benefits   |   Brackley, Northamptonshire

Ref: TM20-1125
Location: Brackley, Northamptonshire
Salary: to £24,000 + good benefits
Type: Permanent

LIFE LEAD COORDINATOR

Our client, a long established Financial Services business are currently looking to hire a Life Lead Coordinator. Established over 100 years ago this business works closely with its clients helping them plan for the worst but prepare for the best by safeguarding and enhancing their financial prosperity.

PURPOSE OF THIS ROLE

As the Life Lead Coordinator you will be responsible for developing the performance and business growth of the agency’s Financial Services products and services which includes investments, pensions and ISAs.
This will suit a graduate with excellent communication skills and some experience in a customer facing role. Someone who lives in North Oxfordshire, South Northamptonshire or North West Buckinghamshire would be ideal.

The role will actively prospect clients from the existing client base, identifying opportunities for cross-selling as well as supporting new business campaigns and booking sales appointments for the financial advisor. In addition, the role will be expected to generate additional opportunities for general insurance and to bolster efforts in generation of leads for Financial Services and Risk Management Services.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • A Graduate with experience of providing an adding value service in a customer facing role.
  • Superb communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to influence across different levels.
  • Evidence of supporting the development of sales performance or improved revenue within a business.
  • Able to develop strong relationships over the phone and able to engage people to embrace new ways of working.
  • Experience of working in a phone based, sales environment.
  • Evidence a track record of working positively in a team based environment.
  • Demonstrable levels of business awareness and commercially astute

This role would offer a high potential candidate the autonomy to add value and make a difference throughout the Group.

Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Purple House or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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Independent Committee Members   £5067.00pa   |   Andover

Ref: TM20-1124
Location: Andover
Salary: £5067.00pa
Type: Part-Time

We’ve worked this client for over 12 years recruiting across their HR teams in different locations. This time they’ve asked us to help identify and hire a number of Independent Committee Members to join various Committee’s throughout the business on 1 day a month basis.

They are a not-for-dividend business established over 30 years ago and have over £1.6billion worth of assets. Providing services to approximately 90,000 customers and employing c1,300 people.

As a business this is a really exciting time to join them. They are working towards their clearly defined vision which is bold but one everyone across their business is passionate about.

The Opportunity

There are vacancies available on the following committees:
• Group Remuneration & Nominations Committee
• Group Risk & Compliance Committee
• Group Audit Committee
• Group Treasury Committee

This is a fantastic opportunity to support the work of the committees and provide advice and guidance to the Group Board on various matters relating to the relevant committee’s areas of responsibility.

This role provides a great opportunity for members to contribute specialist knowledge as appropriate, exercising direction and control in the interest of customers and the wider community in order to balance our client’s social purpose with its commercial activities.

This is far from a generic committee member role. Alongside the traditional committee responsibilities of scrutiny and assurance, the Independent Committee Members are given a real opportunity to contribute more widely to the business through annual strategy days, board and committee member development sessions and virtual tours. As an independent committee member you will play a fundamental role in shaping the future of the business.

What will you be doing

Accountable to the Chair of the Committee and Group Board, all committee members share responsibility for its decisions. Each committee member must act only in the interests of the business. As a committee member you are responsible for establishing strong working relationships within and between the Committee, the Board, and with the Chief Executive and Senior Executive Staff.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in setting long term objectives and determining strategy. Candidates will be responsible for monitoring performance in relation to strategies, plans, budgets, controls and decisions and will work within a framework of effective controls that enable risk to be identified, assessed and managed.

What About You

You will be an “ambassador” willing to share your knowledge and expertise. You will be used to being in a position of influence, able to establish constructive, high quality relationships with a group of stakeholders.

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Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Tom Mornement or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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HR Consultant   £45,000 - £50,000 p.a.   |   Reading and/or London

Ref: FV20-1123
Location: Reading and/or London
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

HR Consultant

This is a great opportunity for either an experienced HR Consultant or HR Business Partner who has experience of working with different industry sectors.   We are currently looking for an HR Consultant to work with a dynamic HR Director to set up an external HR Consultancy within an established professional services organisation who have an extensive loyal client base. The main remit of the role is to deliver a value adding HR service both on a strategic and operational level, through face to face contact, email and phone to their many clients.

Most of the clients are based in London and Reading and so the ideal location would be close to Reading with easy access to the M4 and close to a station.

Initially the role will have a more operational HR focus and will then grow into a more strategic, HR project, cultural change and transformation focused role.

Must be able to start fairly immediately.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • To develop and deliver comprehensive HR and ER solutions to meet the needs of client companies, on employee relations and employment law issues, policy and project issues.
  • Manage client projects from conception to evaluation covering all HR issues.
  • Act as HR Consultant to a variety of client companies through both the retainer service arrangements and through ad-hoc requests for professional HR advice.
  • Creative, with the innovation to create effective HR solutions which add value to the business.
  • To work with the HR Director in developing the HR Consultancy business through planning seminars and events and to network at those events.

Person Specification

  • Degree and CIPD qualified.
  • In depth employee relations experience and strong employment law knowledge.
  • Experience of delivering complex HR services and projects within a variety of private sector industries.
  • The ability to flex and adapt – capable of influencing well with external clients from different industry sectors.
  • Possess the ability to communicate complex HR issues both verbally and in writing with people from other disciplines.
  • Like a chameleon, being both articulate and credible in a high intellect, highly educated environment, as well as being able to be down to earth and engaging with more practical SME clients.
  • Experience of multi-tasking and delivering on a number of HR projects at any given time.
  • Engaging with a passion for coaching and influencing at all levels.
  • Lives close to Reading and happy to travel into London.

This hugely varied role offers the scope to add value and make a difference to a great number of different organisations.  The appointee would have exposure to such a variety of issues that would not normally be encountered within one internal organisation.

You would have great job satisfaction of helping to build something from the beginning.

Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Fiona Vennbrook or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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Interim Employee Relations Advisor   £38-42,000 p.a. + Car allowance   |   Dorset

Ref: FV20-1119
Location: Dorset
Salary: £38-42,000 p.a. + Car allowance
Type: Permanent

Employee Relations Partner

Our client is looking for an experienced Employee Relations Partner to work in this fast paced, multi-site sector.  You will be providing specialist ER advice and information to the business on all employee relations issues and enhance management capability on dealing with these issues.

This is a Regional role covering sites across the Wessex Region from the South Coast, Hampshire and Dorset and across Wiltshire, with the main location being in South Dorset.   An element of travel will be expected using your own vehicle and you will be given support on mileage and car allowance.

Working within this value driven third sector organisation, this role will offer the appointee the opportunity to add value and work in a friendly established team.

Person Specification

  • CIPD Level 7 and preferably qualified as an ACAS Trained Mediator
  • Level 2 Facilitator in Restorative Justice
  • Significant experience of resolving complex employee relations cases across a wide variety of issues.
  • Show evidence of continuity of service within one or two organisations, able to give examples of adding long term value.
  • Extensive knowledge & experience of supporting business leaders through organisational change
  • In depth knowledge of employment law and best practice to enable managers to lead their teams
  • Happy to travel across the Wessex region using your own vehicle with mileage and car allowance support.
  • An understanding of project management.
  • Strong IT skills in Microsoft Office and CRM databases
  • Excellent report writing and language skills
  • A sense of pace, able to multi-task and juggle conflicting priorities.
  • Credible with the ability to coach and develop Managers in how to better deal with complex Employee Relations issues.

This is a lovely role where you will be building comprehensive relationships across all business areas, utilising a commercial focus to influence, persuade and advise managers on how to effectively handle complex employee relations situations, highlighting risks where appropriate.

You will be able to work autonomously and will be responsible for your own work load, managing your own time and priorities.

Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Fiona Vennbrook or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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Interim HR   Day Rate   |   South West

Ref: CV101
Location: South West
Salary: Day Rate
Type: Interim

Interim HR

Although a number of our longer-term FTC’s and permanent roles have been put on hold (due to the Coronavirus) for the time being, we have recently supported some of our longstanding clients with some excellent and very temporary (4 – 8 weeks) HR support to help them through this very difficult and challenging time.

We are not tending to advertise those interim roles as they move very quickly.

If you are available immediately, happy to work on a short term basis and have in depth experience in any of the following then it would be good to hear from you:

  • Restructures, Re-organisation,
  • Consultations,
  • Wage and Shift Negotiations,
  • Knowledge of ‘Furlough’,
  • General Employee Relations

 

Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Tom Mornement or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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Your candidate experience

You, the candidate, are just as important to us as our clients. We like to build long term relationships and to make you feel special and supported. Since 2002 we have placed over 2,000 candidates in the HR arena, some of them 3 or 4 times as they progress through their career.

Not only do we like to find you that ‘dream job’ but we also try to support you in that journey; to help you present yourself in the best possible way to not only secure an interview but to nail that interview and get an offer.

We do this by meeting you face to face wherever possible to ascertain your needs and requirements. We assess not only your skills to meet the technical challenges of the role, but also your match to the culture of the organisation and personalities of the immediate team.

If your CV is not quite right for a particular role, then you get all the support you need to ensure you’re given the best possible platform to secure an interview.

Success Stories

Tom really understood the brief, type of person and culture fit and as a result presented 5 extremely credible candidates to me for interview. I am pleased to say we offered to one who has now started and I’m sure will make a huge difference to us here at Twinings!

Thanks Tom I really couldn’t have done it without you.

Bridget Marshall

HD Director, Twinings

We have used Purple House exclusively for all of our HR Recruitment over 4 years. They have taken the time to get to know our business & they understand the importance of getting the right cultural fit. The quality of the no-nonsense consultancy advice that we receive has been outstanding, they are head and shoulders above the competition.”

Graham de Guise

Ex HR Director, TLT Solicitors

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Transformation & Programme Director

£80,000 - £90,000 + excellent benefits| Worcestershire

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to £24,000 + good benefits| Brackley, Northamptonshire

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For further information or to talk to us about your enquiry please contact us either by email Fiona Vennbrook or Tom Mornement or give us a call on

0117 957 4100