Global People and Culture Manager

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We are an organisation with exciting people ambitions looking to appoint a new Global People and Culture Manager.This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and, if you are an experienced Human Resource professional who would enjoy sharing their expertise and leadership across an emerging international Human Resource team, then we would like to hear from you.

You will support the global HR team in their delivery across the full range of people matters and will directly lead the team of professionals responsible for the overall delivery of day to day Human Resources in the UK. As well as focussing on building day to day excellence, you will have the opportunity to design and lead exciting global projects such as reviewing our dynamic People Management Process (appraisal), understanding our global staff survey feedback, and helping mobilise progress towards our gender equality ambitions.

The role offers a unique opportunity to help build a strong Human Resource infrastructure across a range of geographies and cultures.Covering the UK and regional country offices, flexibility and international travel will be essential.This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be both strategic and operational in service of our strategic ambition to put ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

About you

Having the drive to build good practices and create impact through our people strategies, you have experience in international development or a charity setting.Confident at building relationships and communicating across different cultures and professions, you will have the tenacity and adaptability to make a difference.

Building global people practices that enable success, you will enjoy partnering, coaching and supporting others to enable good people management, empowering others to lead, and delivering on strategic ambitions relating to people and culture.

Critical to the success of the role will be the ability to demonstrate a drive to improve practices and balance a range of exciting priorities.Passionate for the cause, you will also need to keep a calm head and be resilient when things don’t go right first time.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

Our brand new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby and near to Rugby train station but we also offer free parking.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Flexible working/hours – full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.
  • The opportunity to work remotely
  • 25 days holiday and Christmas Eve, in addition to public holidays.
  • A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment - employer contributes 10% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.
  • Life assurance (3 x annual salary).
  • Bike to Work scheme.

About us

Practical Action is a change making organisation that works in unconventional ways. We put ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We do things differently, so answers that start small can grow big - bringing people together in bold collaborations, using innovation and knowledge to build futures free from poverty and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: Monday 15th April 2019

Date of expiry 15th Apr
Salary circa £40,000 per annum
Location Rugby, Warwickshire