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UK
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Advertising Salary
£85,000 - £110,000
Vacancy Type
Permanent
External Advertising End Date
10 May 2024
Basis
Full Time/Part Time
Hours Per Week
37

About The Role

To make an application, please click here to find out more and have the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides). 
  •  A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.
We are now seeking a People and Culture Director, a brand-new role reflecting the step change ambition in the delivery of The National Lottery Community Fund’s ‘It starts with community’ strategy. This is an exciting, demanding and varied role. Joining at a time of optimistic growth and organisational change, the post holder will lead our ‘One Fund’ approach to invest in people and culture to excel in our support for communities. 

Successful delivery of our 2030 Strategy and forthcoming 2024-2027 Corporate Plan requires enabling an ambitious and inclusive workforce; ensuring we reflect the diversity and experience of communities across the UK; delivering people strategy, policy and practice to support agile ways of working with purpose and colleague engagement; and promoting, embedding and celebrating our values so that, as One Fund, all colleagues are empowered to live them day to day. 

As Director you will be accountable for leading this commitment to our people and culture change practice, working directly to the Chief Executive, and as a member of Senior Management Team. You will have the opportunity to support the creation of this new Directorate, to ensure you have the capacity, capability and expertise required to strategically lead and manage the people management functions to support the Fund’s mission and objectives. 

Essential:

  • People Management Expertise: In-depth knowledge and expertise of people management practices, including complex case management, talent acquisition, performance management and employee relations.
  • Organisational Design and Development Expertise: Proven track record in planning and implementing strategies to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of organisations - at all levels - fostering a positive culture, aligned with broader organisational goals.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Ability to analyse complex business situations and develop transformational strategies and change initiatives to ensure seamless transitions.
  • Leadership Skills: Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire and motivate teams, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment, operating with honesty, clarity, and transparency and able to tailor this to different audiences.
  • Change Management: Proven experience in effectively managing and leading major change and transformation initiatives, in a multi-site, geographically dispersed, and unionised environment.
  • Substantial professional People and Culture experience, including complex case management, change management, policy creation and development and have a deep, rich experience of developing, leading and delivering complex culture change programmes for expert and multi-functional teams
  • Commercial understanding: Ability to align people management strategies with the broader organisational and financial objectives, ensuring practices contribute to the overall efficiency and value for money goals and the economic and commercial context.
  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Expertise: High level experience of developing and implementing the strategy and associated policies to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, whilst promoting equality and fostering a culture of inclusion and diversity.
  •  Data-Driven Decision-Making: Ability to use HR analytics and data to inform decision-making, improve processes, and measure the impact of people management initiatives.
  • Stakeholder Management: Strong ability to build and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, including at Executive and Non-Executive level, acting as a trusted advisor who can challenge and influence diverse audiences. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion  

Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – therefore, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and we work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.  

We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. That’s why the National Lottery Community Fund is committed to being an inclusive employer and a great place to work. We recognise and celebrate the fact that our people come from diverse backgrounds. We positively welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities or longstanding health conditions, people who are LGBTQ+, and people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as well as people of all ages. 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we take a proactive approach in making reasonable adjustments, if needed, throughout the recruitment process and during employment. (This can be related to a physical and mental health condition.) 

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