GMB is a large trade union that organises across the UK and Ireland: we’re proud to represent over 500,000 members from across the professional spectrum.
We are currently seeking a Head of People Management and Support to join our national team based at GMB's head office in London, however there is flexibility on where the successful post-holder can be based. This is a senior post within the union, and the postholder will be a member of the union’s Senior Management Team.
This is a great opportunity to shape the new direction of the department and help shape the future of the union. We are seeking a knowledgeable, driven and committed individual to provide a professional people management service for the whole of GMB that will meet the operating needs of the Union’s management and staff.
Reporting to the General Secretary, this is a strategic and dynamic role linked to the implementation and delivery of core objectives and initiatives across the organisation, geared towards cultural change with an emphasis on growing the union around a strategy of “making work better”.
The role will lead on developing and implementing the union’s workforce strategy and action plans for a variety of employment matters linked to the continuous improvement of the delivery of people-centred services including: organisation design, continuous improvement of our structures and policies, people and performance management, complex employee and industrial relations and a comprehensive programme of employment training/ learning and development.
It’s our people and culture that define us, and the successful post-holder will help lead GMB through a period of cultural change that will ensure we are a workplace fit for a modern workforce.
Other key responsibilities for the role will include:
You’ll need to possess:
This is a varied and challenging role; if you think you may be who we're looking for and if you feel you meet the criteria outlined in the job description, we’d like to hear from you.
Information about the role
• The successful post-holder will be expected to attend regional or national meetings/events, but currently will be working from home.
• The hours of work for this post are designated as ‘unspecified’, and there will therefore be a requirement to work unsocial hours, including some weekend or evening work, when required by the role.
If you’d like to apply please request an application pack from HRDept@gmb.org.uk
Please note: late or incomplete applications will not be considered, so please ensure you have completed all sections of the application form (including referee details) and submitted no later than the specified deadline.
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 1st November in London.
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