Head of HR and Payroll - HR Generalist
- Sean Cloherty
- Lead Senior Delivery Consultant
Interim Head of HR and Payroll – HR Generalist
Full-time (6-month minimum)
Remote work: 3 days per week onsite
Panoramic Associates are working with a local authority in Derbyshire that are currently seeking an experienced Interim Head of HR and Payroll to join their team for a temporary 6-month assignment. This role requires a skilled HR professional with strong technical knowledge and a proven track record in managing HR functions and payroll processes. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the HR team’s performance and providing essential support during a period of transition.
- Lead and manage a team of 12 HR professionals, including oversight of one long-term absence.
- Provide technical guidance and support to HR Business Partners (HRBPs) on employee relations (ER) casework.
- Implement changes to terms and conditions for Council employees.
- Coordinate a 3-day unpaid closedown during the Christmas period.
- Assess and potentially reduce flexibility within the workforce.
- Evaluate and potentially remove long service awards.
- Support HRBPs through various service reshapes and TUPE transfers.
- Collaborate with the service director to develop and implement a permanent HR structure.
- Introduce key performance indicators (KPIs) and performance metrics within the HR team.
- Review and update existing HR policies, with the interim expected to draft new policies as necessary.
Qualifications & Experience:
- Proven experience in HR management, preferably in a leadership role.
- Strong technical knowledge of HR principles and practices, including employee relations and payroll processes.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
- Experience in policy development and implementation is highly desirable.
- Relevant HR certifications or qualifications are a plus.
Does this role sound suitable for you, or someone you know? If so, please send an up-to-date CV to Sean Cloherty at Panoramic Associates so we can discuss further.