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  • HR Director - Wickes (Interim)

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Human Resources
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent salary + package
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 27-Sep-2018
  • Job reference: 17714

Job Description

The Role  
Reporting to the Group HR Director and leading the Wickes Learning & Development, Recruitment and HR teams, as the interim HR Director you will act as a liaison between Directors, Management and the Group HR function; proactively leading, supporting and adding value in the delivery of key objectives through an effective and visible people strategy across our retail, head office and distribution network.  
  • Effectively challenge and coach Directors and Senior Managers in defining, developing and delivering people plans which support the achievement of the business objectives.
  • Identify, develop and enhance Leadership capacity using effective tools and processes to increase capability and form succession plans for the future.
  • Coach and educate Directors and Senior Managers in identifying the key levers of change.
  • Creation, implementation and delivery of all people related initiatives; identifying solutions to risks or challenges that may hinder the delivery of the business objectives.
  • Actively work with Directors and Managers to role model and deliver cultural change within the business.
  • Champion the value of colleague engagement; challenging the management teams to regularly involve and consult with all colleagues in key decisions and operational challenges. Achieve increased pride, loyalty and productivity across the businesses.
What we're looking for
As an experienced HR executive, you will have experience in multi-faceted and multi-site roles and businesses, working closely with senior leadership teams to co-create the business strategy to deliver our service strategy. 

You will be experienced in leading regionally based teams, organised, enjoy working at pace, an excellent communicator with experience in change management and possess a continuous improvement outlook. Strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to easily engage with colleagues at all levels and building strong working relationships is key to your success.

Who are we?
Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers and that’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together.  

It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.

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