Director of People & Culture

Stanmore, London
Circa £85,000

Norwood supports thousands of vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and people with learning disabilities in London and the South-East. We are dedicated to enabling them to live fulfilling and active lives, taking their rightful place as valued members of society. We provide support to thousands of people and their families every year. We help people take control of their lives to live as they choose, no matter what their challenges or disability. Our services are delivered to the Jewish community by a workforce made up of around 700 staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Beyond this vital frontline work, Norwood also advocates and campaigns on behalf of the incredible people we support. We do this because we believe that, regardless of the challenges they face, everyone has the right to have their experiences valued and their opinions heard.


We are now seeking an exceptional Director of People & Culture to join our senior leadership team and provide vison, leadership and direction to ensure Norwood achieves its strategic priorities through the development and delivery of a new people strategy. This is an exciting time to join us and there is an outstanding opportunity for a strategic human resources leader to ensure that everyone at Norwood is supported to deliver their best for the people who we support. 

Jewish communal values are at the heart of Norwood’s services and the depth of Norwood’s work in the community is truly unique. Our sector-leading services celebrate our Jewish culture and are run in accordance with Jewish values but are open to all who needs our support. You need not be Jewish in order to join our team. However, such is the importance of Jewish culture and the Jewish way of life to our organisation, you will need to appreciate this and be open to embracing the Norwood values. 

You will be a proven strategic thinker comfortable operating with both senior management and the Board in a complex organisation. With excellent communication and proven ability to lead a diverse team, you will be instrumental in embedding a culture of collaboration across the organisation and will support Norwood in attracting, retaining and developing high calibre staff to ensure the impact of our work. Importantly you will be someone who cares deeply about the wellbeing of the people we serve as well as our employees.

You will work closely with the Chief Executive, senior management colleagues, and the Board of Trustees to determine the forward-thinking direction of the charity, as well as contributing to the development of corporate strategy and policy.

Our work is vital in supporting thousands of people and their families to achieve more than they ever thought possible. If this excites you and you have the skills and attributes we are looking for, we would be very pleased to hear from you.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.