Head of People

London Sport

Location Hybrid working - remotely and office based in London
Salary £55,000 FTE plus benefits
Team Finance, People and Governance Directorate
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 18th Jun 2023 BST

Job Description

The Role

You are a proactive enthusiastic and welcoming person who will be a key part of our organisation in this newly created role.  Working closely with colleagues across the team under the leadership of the Director of Finance, People & Governance, you will lead and deliver our ambitious People strategy.     

Central to this will be building relationships with the London Sport teams working directly to help more people to become physically active.


What you’ll do:

·       You will deliver our People Strategy, which includes our ambition to be the Best Place to Work ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion is a central priority of this work at all times.

·       You will take a key role in developing HR and People related activities and new initiatives that assist London Sport in its Becoming More Like London strategy. This includes a particular focus on increasing our representation of ethnically diverse communities within our staff team.

·       Develop our Learning & Development offer at London Sport for colleagues.  Working closely with the CEO, SLT and Director of Finance, People and Governance to plan and implement training, learning and development to assist with achieving the charity’s goals. You will lead mentoring and performance management initiatives; provide advice and coaching to line managers and colleagues.

·       Provide business partner support to the Board, CEO and Senior Leadership Team, supplying advice and guidance on all people culture, human resource management and employment legislation matter. Building credible relationships, coaching, supporting and providing unbiased guidance to managers at all levels.

·       Lead the People team to deliver recruitment, retention and support to all London Sport staff.  Drive professionalism across London Sport and continue the development of our culture - ensuring it is inclusive, diverse and fit for purpose.

·       Working with our HR Manager,  Director of Finance, People & Governance and others in the delivery of our day-to-day HR function and associated procedures including where necessary obtaining further advice.

·       Ensure the maintenance of appropriate levels of data in line with relevant data protection legislation.   Using this data provide useful information and analysis on workforce, recruitment and other area with a focus on equality and diversity.

·       In collaboration with colleagues, monitor HR, People and culture trends, bringing proposals to Director and Senior Leadership Team that focus on the retention and recruitment of high quality staff and continually improve our people offer.



Who you are:

·       You will be an experienced manager and have specific expertise in one of the following three areas:

o   Leading an HR and employment in-house function

o   Leading training and development initiatives for an organisation

o   Leading an internally focussed equality, diversity and inclusion strategy,

·       You will be be forward-thinking, proactive and able to work autonomously, with of focus on attention to detail - you’ll care about getting things right the first time.

·       You have a demonstrable commitment to the personal development of colleagues (and yourself).

·       You have a lived experience of day to day life in London.

·       You are capable of owning multiple tasks and seeing them through to their conclusion, meeting deadlines and prioritising work.

·       You can demonstrate a practical commitment to the values and purpose of London Sport.

·       You can demonstrate practical knowledge of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion in relation to London and to HR functions.

·       You are positive, proactive and enjoy working as part of a team.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sun 18th Jun 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 18th Jun 2023