Director of People

Bracknell, Berkshire with hybrid working available
£75,000 per annum

The history of DEBRA dates from 1963 when Phyllis Hilton had a daughter called Debra who was born with Dystrophic EB. After realizing treatment was not advancing, Phyllis organised a meeting for parents of children with EB in Manchester, and it was this meeting that led to the charity officially being formed as the world’s first EB patient support organisation, taking its name from Phyllis’ daughter. The DEBRA name was also intended as an abbreviation of Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association (D.E.B.R.A). In the 40+ years since, DEBRA has grown in scope with sister organisations located in 40 countries, a worldwide research programme, and strong clinical and nursing services.


We are now seeking an exceptional Director of People to help us support the recruitment, retention, and development of our talented and committed team, to enhance the innovation and impact of our work. The new Director of People will further drive the modernisation of the way we work and build our organisational and leadership capability. They will embed and consolidate the values, culture and functions we have created, strengthening a high-performance culture through promoting a highly developed, agile, engaged and inclusive workforce.

You will be an outstanding leader with experience and sound judgement who shares our values and who can engage, inspire and influence at all levels. You will provide a clear and compelling vision for the importance of our culture and be systematic and engaging in your approach and delivery, building credibility quickly with a range of stakeholders across the organisation. With strong communication skills, a positive attitude and a commitment to continuous improvement, you will be at the helm of ensuring the integration and deepening of a truly motivated and values-led culture at DEBRA UK.

If you believe you have the skills and attributes for this role, we would be very pleased to hear from you.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.