HR Director – Human Resources

Big Lottery Fund
Birmingham, West Midlands
circa. £70,000 annum plus Generous Benefits
29 Jan 2018
19 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

HR Director with excellent team management and leadership skills is required for the Big Lottery Fund based in Birmingham, West Midlands.

SALARY: circa. £70,000 annum plus Generous Benefits 

LOCATION: Birmingham, West Midlands

APPLICATION PROCESS: Candidates will be required to complete an online application form and the details will be emailed over separately. Please keep an eye out for our email.


We have an exciting opportunity for an HR Director also known in our organisation as a People Director.

The People / HR Director position is key within the Big Lottery Fund, leading and overseeing its Human Resource and people development functions, while contributing at a strategic level to leadership of the organisation.

Success in this role as the People / HR Director requires a creative and strategically strong Human Resource professional, with empathic leadership capabilities. Experience, gravitas and entrepreneurial flair are also needed to support the organisation in delivering and developing its six-year strategic vision, People in the Lead.

The Fund is a non-departmental public body, operating at arm’s length from our sponsor department, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. An understanding of the voluntary, charity and public sectors is helpful but not essential’.

This is an exciting time to join the Big Lottery Fund and an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to play an active part in shaping its future.

Strong candidates are likely to be in a senior position such as working as a People Manager, Head of Human Resources etc. and will have demonstrated their ability to deliver a strategic Human Resource service that is efficient and pragmatic, with a strong interest in developing a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities we work with.

As the People / HR Director you will report to the Finance Director and lead a team of 20, this is an opportunity to build upon the current success of the team in delivering an excellent service to around 800 colleagues.

You will be working closely with the Chief Executive and fellow senior management. Assertiveness, discretion and diplomacy are vital, along with excellent oral and written communication skills. Relevant academic and industry qualifications are also essential.


The Big Lottery Fund distributes around £650 million of National Lottery Funding across the UK each year supporting health, educational, environmental, and charitable projects.

We are fortunate to be able to support around 12,000 projects each year with grants ranging from as little as £500 to multi million pound programmes. By funding good causes, the Fund makes a real difference to local communities.

The scale and diversity of our activity produces grant-making information of exceptional scope, richness and complexity. This certainly brings its own challenges, but it also means that there are very significant opportunities to help catalyse change and to make the most of this information for the benefit of our customers.


We seek to develop our staff and offer a wide range of personal development opportunities.

We offer a wide range of generous benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave and company pension scheme
  • Flexible working to support staff with their work/life balance, taking into account things such as caring responsibilities, worship and attendance at religious festivals
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season ticket and cycle to work loans
  • Paid volunteering leave

We are an equal opportunities employer and celebrate the diversity of our staff. We positively encourage applications from individuals regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We also offer opportunities for part-time employment. We welcome applicants who can speak a second language.


To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Candidates will be required to complete an online application form and the details will be emailed over separately. Please keep an eye out for our email.


This vacancy is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund

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