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Position: Head of People

Department: Human Resources

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

Location: National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes

Hours: 35.58 hours per week

Salary: £50,000 per annum (pro rata) plus benefits.

Badminton England is the organisation for all things badminton in England for everyone who wants to get involved whatever age, ability or gender. Our people love playing, watching and supporting badminton. We want everyone in England to do the same and become part of the badminton community, whether as a player, coach, volunteer or fan.

With over a million players playing every month, badminton is the nation’s most played racket sport and the sixth biggest sport overall. We want to inspire everyone to play more, support louder and love badminton, from this generation to the next.

The unique qualities of badminton make it accessible and enjoyable for anyone and everyone. And we work collaboratively with our partners and stakeholders to provide traditional and innovative opportunities for all to be involved; from primary school programmes to adult social badminton, from clubs to counties, and from our world class coaching development to our major events delivery.

With Olympic success at the heart of our ambitions, we are investing our knowledge and expertise to build a quality future for our sport by strengthening and evolving the domestic game and developing talent to achieve success on the international stage, inspiring the next generation of players and fans.

Role Purpose

The Head of People will:

  • Be responsible for all aspects of the Human Resources function with a particular focus on people development, talent management and succession planning and employee engagement
  • Establish, implement, and evaluate best in class people strategies which will support the organisation in achieving its vision and strategic goals. The People strategies will span the Badminton England staff, Board, key volunteers, coaches and technical officials.
  • Evolve the culture of the organisation, reviewing and embedding the values across our People strategy.
  • Be the primary, and trusted, point of contact for the organisation, providing HR support and guidance.
  • Review and continuously develop HR policies and procedures to drive performance and mitigate disputes.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

1. Leadership

  • Translate Badminton England’s vision, values and strategy, into a People Development Strategy.
  • Be accountable and responsible for the development, achievement and evaluation of the People Development strategy and objectives.
  • To represent the people function on the Corporate Management Team, and at any board meetings as required
  • Provide clear and inspirational leadership of the Human Resource function, including leading and developing the HR Administrator.
  • Ensure that the Corporate Management Team and Board and relevant Committees are sufficiently informed and engaged in the area of People Development.

2. Organisational Development and Culture

  • Lead the planning, implementation and evaluation of a people focused organisation, with:
    1. Delivery plans and evaluation strategy.
    2. Structured and strategic training need analysis.
    3. Supporting tools and interventions that identify and maximise the potential, and improve the capability of individuals, teams and the organisation through continuous improvement, excellence in service delivery, and the flexibility to meet changing organisation needs and responsibilities.
  • Continuous improvement to our process and systems, including on boarding and exiting employees, our performance management process, compensation, rewards and recognition plans.
  • To work with CEO, Corporate Management Team and Board to ensure that the organisations values are incorporated and demonstrated through any HR/Organisation Development initiatives.

3. Performance

  • Develop appropriate people development measures across the organisation which enable the leadership team to monitor the impact of our People Development strategies and where attention may need to be focussed at a strategic level in order to best support delivery of strategy.
  • Develop, monitor and regularly report on key People Development performance indicators, management processes and take appropriate action to achieve improved delivery against business objectives.
  • Ensure that any risks associated with the HR function, such as current and future legislation, are communicated and managed appropriately and effectively.
  • Ensure our HR practices comply with policies for diversity, employment, equal opportunities, health and safety, information governance and safeguarding.

4. Financial Control

  • Prepare, review and monitor functional financial budgets and authority levels and ensure that they are followed.

5. General

  • Carry out any other duties appropriate to this post, as necessary or as requested, by the Chief Executive.

The Person

  • Previous experience operating as a Head of Human Resources or equivalent Senior Business Partner
  • Proven experience creating and leading people development strategies
  • Member/Fellow of the CIPD
  • Previous Executive leadership and representation experience
  • Significant exposure to close working with senior leadership teams
  • Track record of leading quality and service improvement
  • Significant experience of organisation design and development
  • Evidence of introducing technology to improve services
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Planning and programme management skills
  • Demonstrable experience of adapting to changing situations
  • Ability to act as a critical friend, maintaining good working relationships through providing trusted advice and expertise
  • Ethical and authentic
  • You will combine a natural authority with a natural empathy, and quickly win the respect and trust of a central and remote based team
  • Flexible, able to think on your feet and a great team worker
  • Be comfortable to balance the strategic with operational duties

Application Process

Please submit a copy of your CV and covering letter, stating your achievements and suitability for the role, by clicking here.

Applications to be received no later than 12pm on Monday 21 June 2021.

Panel interviews are scheduled to be held w/b 28 June 2021

If sufficient high-quality applications have been received, we reserve the right to close the position early. Please ensure that you apply without delay to avoid disappointment.

Badminton England is committed to equality & diversity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, background or circumstances.