Interim Director of People

Social Sector

Starfish Search are working with a charity based in York to recruit an Interim Director of People. They are looking for someone to provide high quality professional advice on all people related matters.


You Will

  • Work collaboratively with the Group Chief Executive and Directors to deliver the agreed people priorities that support the strategic plan
  • Build positive staff relations and ways of working with the newly recognised union
  • Lead the development and implementation of a new pay and progression approach through working with an external reward consultant
  • Oversee an externally commissioned organisational development programme, that will help to build the kind of organisation they want to be in terms of culture, values and behaviours
  • Lead Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives for the organisation


You Will Have

  • Significant experience of operating as a senior HR professional in a non-profit or public sector organisation
  • Experience of providing advice to senior leaders on complex people related issues
  • Experience of working in a unionised workplace
  • Ability to link people and organisational development with strategic and operational challenges and opportunities – you will be required to be hands on
  • Proven ability to work successfully in an organisation that is experiencing positive change


This is a hybrid role with one day per-week required in York, and regular attendance to either their London or Glasgow office. It is a 9-month contract, inside IR35. Salary/day rate options considered.