Interim People Director

Company:  Dalcour MacLaren
Location: Bicester
Closing Date: 15/08/2024
Salary: £85,000 - £95,000 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description

Dalcour Maclaren is an innovative and highly dynamic multi-disciplinary consultancy working on a huge range of exciting and diverse projects for a growing client base within Utilities and Infrastructure - think HS2, Offshore wind farms and Nuclear Energy! We are immensely proud to be working on some of the largest infrastructure projects taking place across the UK (and beyond!) which are instrumental in shaping the future of our planet. If you want to play your part in helping the earth become more sustainable, and to reach NetZero by 2050, you would be making the right choice by joining the team here at Dalcour Maclaren.

We are seeking an Interim People Director to oversee our People Service whilst we look to appoint a permanent Chief People Officer. Dalcour Maclaren has grown consistently each year since inception in 2003 and is now embarking on significant growth and transformation. Operating within an extremely dynamic sector poised for continued expansion and opportunities for service diversification, we are looking to create a workplace which is revolutionary in its thinking; evolving to a place where it is a true lifestyle partner to all its employees, offering a community for all.

The ideal candidate will be immediately available and be looking for either a short-term fixed term contract, or freelance consultancy project within a highly dynamic organisation. We're looking for someone who has the ability to slot into an organisation quickly by building effective relationships with key stakeholders to understand the immediate needs of the organisation from a people perspective, and to provide effective leadership for the People Service Team.

Please note: this role will be based from our HQ site in Bicester, Oxfordshire. Due to the location, the successful candidate must live locally, hold a full driving license and have access to their own transport.

What does the role involve?

  • Lead, manage and develop the People Service team, fostering a collaborative and performance-driven culture using effective management techniques to motivate and empower team members at all levels.

  • Report on operational activities and risks against the annual People Business Plan, maintain regular communication with the Performance and Exec Teams, providing updates on progress against approved plans.

  • Drive the optimisation, enhancement, and service levels of the People Service function through the adoption of new practices, technologies, engaging communication and stakeholder management.

  • Oversee initiatives within the People Service, ensuring seamless program delivery within established budgets and timelines by taking a robust project management approach and leveraging resources for support.

  • Uphold and integrate company culture into decision-making processes.

What are we looking for?

  • Proven experience within a people role at senior level.

  • Experience delivering organisational value and effectiveness in a short time frame.

  • Experience in leading people-focused initiatives.

  • Leadership and team management skills.

  • Strong communication and influencing skills.

  • Analytical mindset with project management experience.

  • HRIS experience, preferably with Workday.

Why Dalcour Maclaren? What makes us different?!

Really and truly, it's our people and our culture. We are 'One Team', and this is the lifeblood of our organisation. We champion new ideas and are fully committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, and our Diversity & Inclusion. Our winning formula for success is investing in the fantastic people within our team to deliver an unparalleled and unique service to our clients. If you are looking to work for a growing organisation who are not afraid to be brave, bold, and push the boundaries to challenge the 'norm', then a career with DM should be the one for you!

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