Head of People, 4-5 days per week with some homeworking

3 days left

London (Greater)
£57,070 per annum (pro-rata, where applicable)
13 Jan 2022
30 Jan 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR generalist to join International Alert in the role of Head of People. You will be playing a key role in developing and implementing an informed HR strategy and action plan to meet the strategic needs and objectives of the organisation.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, the Head of People is accountable for providing organisation-wide leadership on HR, people-related issues, and policies and work strategically to embed great people practices that are aligned with, and enhance our core values.

You will also be accountable for representing HR and advocating for HR amongst organisation leaders (GLT) as well as influencing and securing support for HR initiatives across key organisational stakeholders. You will lead, manage, and develop an inclusive, efficient, and highly competent HR team who serve as valuable partners to the management of the organisation, and supportive advocates of effective staff management and development. Fostering a team culture that is focused on collaboration, continuous improvement, ongoing personal development, and the provision of an excellent HR service and employee experience.

To be successful in this role you are likely, first and foremost, to have a talent for creating the conditions for people to succeed, acquired through your experience of people management and leadership. You will be inspired and driven by the positive and transformative impact of effective HR, and you are deeply committed, both personally and professionally, to equity, diversity, and inclusion. You will demonstrate enthusiasm to model impactful, influential leadership, creative problem-solving, and a learning approach to each aspect of your practise.

In return, you will have the opportunity to work for a leading peacebuilding organisation with a proud track record of achieving change in fragile and conflict-affected countries and territories.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Kindly note the above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements, please read the job description.

  • Salary: £57,070 per annum (pro-rata, where applicable), plus excellent benefits (10% non-contributory pension, 36.5 days annual leave incl. bank holidays, gym benefit, employee assistance programme, season ticket loan, cycle scheme, eyecare vouchers)
  • Contract duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension- full/part-time (min. 0.8 FTE), job share
  • Location: London, UK
  • Closing date: 30 January 2021 (23:59 UK Time)

How to apply

To apply, please upload your CV and cover letter. In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close applications early hence early applications are encouraged.


While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.

International Alert prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.