Head of Human Resources

Organisation: V&A Dundee

Salary: £42,468 - £53,812

Location: Dundee

Who are we?

We are Scotland’s design museum. Designed for everyone, firing imaginations and sparking curiosity in design across Scotland and around the world. At V&A Dundee we are on a mission to inspire and empower through design.

Design shapes our world, it’s part of everyday life and it’s everywhere. We are a museum with energy and have a vision of the future where everyone is inspired through design and recognises its far-reaching impact in our lives.

We are a welcoming place for people of Dundee to explore design and to use as an everyday part of their city, as well as inviting visitors from around the world. We are part of the V&A family of museums that celebrate creativity in all its forms from across centuries, for everyone.

Role Profile:

The Head of Human Resources is a new post, playing a key role as V&A Dundee develops as an organisation and as an employer. This role will work with colleagues to cultivate an exceptional organisational culture and approach that values and supports its people, enabling us to work together to achieve our aims. This role requires strong experience of managing human resources, high situational awareness, excellent communication skills, a focus on relationship building and a strategic outlook, whilst also executing the day-to-day tasks in a seamless and pragmatic way.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This post is responsible for leading on:
-Managing an internal HR team as part of the wider Finance & Planning team, and that works in partnership with V&A Dundee’s Founding Partner University of Dundee

-Establishing a new People Strategy with the organisation that includes the development of values, embeds good practice with a clear action plan

-Leading on Equalities Diversity and Inclusion policy, engagement and plans in relation to HR and Organisational Development

-Providing a relevant, efficient, high quality HR service across the organisation

-Overseeing a full range of the HR functions that are delivered to support the museum’s wider aims and priorities

-Holding broad knowledge of HR policies, best practices and underpinning employment law principles

-Advising the Directors’ Group on HR matters, policy and statutory changes

-Networking with peer organisations nationally, the V&A family and in Dundee to learn, and to scope out any potential for shared and collective approaches and ways of working

The responsibilities of the Head of Human Resources will include:

-Lead on HR and organisational development

-Work with the Directors’ Group and other team Heads across V&A Dundee to ensure effective team development and management, acting as a sounding board and coach; providing exceptional HR support, advice, guidance, skills and tools

-Develop a culture that supports staff, encourages learning and collaboration and ensures compliance with relevant legislation

-Oversight of all HR policies, plans, templates and services

-Support managers and staff in ensuring performance is effectively managed, and individuals developed and supported

-Advise on employee relations issues – ensuring that best practice, legal compliance and policies and procedures are always adhered to and, where necessary, partnering with the founder partners or external employment lawyers

-Proactively handle all day–to-day operational aspects of HR

-Work across the organisation to develop an overview of resourcing and recruitment assessing gaps, challenges and opportunities

-Oversee staff recruitment, induction process and handbook

-Review V&A Dundee’s recruitment policies and approach to ensure they are aligned to mission, vision and Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion policy

-Work with directors and teams to develop and deliver the EDI strategy

-Ensure directors and teams are trained and confident to champion EDI across all areas of business strategy, working towards inclusive recruitment and management

-Work with the HR Advisor to support managers with their development, training and with their recruitment challenges, offering ideas, solutions to find quality candidates in the most efficient and inclusive way

-Manage relationships with outsourced services such as occupational health, counselling, employee assistance, employment legal advisors

HR Management Information, Reporting and Analysis
-Overview of HR calendar ensuring alignment with operational delivery

-Act as the owner and Systems Administrator/Super User for the HR Information System; build new and schedule regular HR reports; analyse management information to provide accurate insight into key employee trends as required for different areas of the museum

-Analyse people trends and metrics in partnership with HR Advisor to help develop solutions

-As a publicly funded body, report on a range of metrics to demonstrate a fair use of public funds

Pay and Reward
-Benchmark salaries to ensure we are competitive in the market

-Lead on annual salary review process; provide information and attend the annual Remuneration Committee.

-Implement succession planning and talent management processes at regular intervals

-Consider ways to add value to staff by reviewing the pension, benefits package and supportive HR policies

-Oversee Pensions

Learning and Development
-Lead on the development and implementation of new and existing training programmes

-Implement and monitor development and progression programme, creating an internal pool of talent

Engagement and wellbeing
-Develop a staff welfare, wellbeing and engagement strategy

-Support stakeholders to interpret engagement scores and implement effective action plans to improve engagement

-Advise the Staff Forum and Health & Safety Committee

Team Management
-Provide line management support to the HR Advisor, setting annual objectives, provide ongoing support and identifying development needs

-Allocating appropriate case work and supervising delivery

This is a full-time position, working 37.5 hours per week working in a hybrid flexible environment with a mixture of home working and working from our museum in Dundee. We offer a generous package including 38 days holiday, pension scheme, company sick pay, entry to V&A Dundee paid exhibitions and many more discounts and benefits.

Application Deadline: Sunday 05/05/2024