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Group Director of Human Resources

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Chandlers Ford
Business Unit:
Selwood Head Office
Salary Details:
Competitive Package with benefits
30 Jun 2021
Our Business
Workdry International Ltd is the holding company of Selwood Ltd & Siltbuster.  
Together, they form a group which is the UK’s number one provider for on-site water treatment, wet waste processing and the prevention of waterborne pollution, delivering an unrivalled range of rapidly deployable solutions for silt management and prevention, control and treatment of water contamination.

Siltbuster is based in Monmouth, Wales and operates across the UK while Hampshire-based Selwood has 20 pump rental branches around the UK, and is also a regional provider of plant equipment for hire.
About The Role
We are delighted to welcome applications for the position of Group Director of Human Resources responsible for all aspects of HR within the Workdry International Group (Selwood and Siltbuster).
This role  will be based from our Chandlers Ford Head Office will play a key role in defining and delivering a People Plan that will support, influence and guide the Executive Board in achieving cultural and strategic goals. This role will be play fundamental part in enabling individuals to develop, achieve high performance and to grow within our business. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer this role will lead a well established & committed Human Resources Team.
Key Activities:
  • Support the Executive Board to define and develop organisational culture.  
  • Champion Human Behaviour & Culture throughout the business, where best practice, continuous improvement and business excellence become the norm.
  • Partner with the Operational Executive Leadership Teams to support strategic operational goals.
  • To work collaboratively with the Senior Central Department Heads.
  • Create great employee engagement initiatives and a balanced employee/business working environment
  • Ensure the business is always compliant with legislative and regulatory matters. Proactively identifying HR related, organisational risk and advise on approaches to mitigate.
  • Deliver the People Plan & HR roadmaps, adapting and implementing best practice HR strategies, policies and activities to deliver effective and appropriate people management & performance strategies enabling the business to achieve its goals.
  • Identify, lead, and own HR projects.
  • Lead, develop and coach the HR Operations Manager and Reward Manager, supporting them in the development & management of a collaborative, HR team, creating an environment for personal development. the individuals as well as the systems and procedures. 
  • Create an effective cross – organisational HR team working together on all aspects of HR,  providing accurate and relevant support, guidance, information and advice 
  • Support & guide complex ER cases, whilst developing managers to establish positive performance management strategies. 
  • Enable the development & implementation of a proactive succession planning strategy to support the identification, development and advancement of individuals throughout the business.
  • Oversee Learning & Development strategies to support current and future organisation needs.
  • Support the development & implementation of a compensation and benefits strategy.
  • Research and support the employment of international employees, utilising specialist advisors whilst developing country specific employment knowledge.
Qualifications and experience:

  • MCIPD or degree qualified with extensive HR generalist experience across all functions of HR including Pay & benefits, L&D, Resourcing.
  • Previous successful experience as a Business Partner, ideally as a working, generalist, HR Director. 
  • Experience of coaching and developing senior business leaders.
  • Key stakeholder management.
  • Ability to establish solid relationships at all levels of the business, developing a collaborative partnership environment across all functions . 
  • Experience of driving positive HR change.
  • Good understanding of UK employment legislation and best practice
  • Ability to manage a number of key Business critical projects


  • Sound commercial and strategic insight, with ability to adapt style to culturally fit with the organisation
  • Good understanding of relevant financial data & analysis.
  • Experienced and proficient in MS office 365 and HRIS systems.
  • Strong, diplomatic persuasive and influencing skills. 
  • Self-directed and motivated, with highly developed emotional intelligence & resilience.
  • Innovative approach to add value to strategic business goals.
  • Proven Leadership experience within an HR environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Values driven, high standards of integrity and professional/ethical standards
What we can offer you
Selwood are happy to offer a Competitive Package,  28 days + Bank Holidays, Company Vehicle, Healthcare Pension Scheme, Government Childcare Voucher Scheme and  free parking on site.
Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week.
Selwood are committed to the ongoing development of our teams and training will be provided in line with the responsibilities of these position.
Agencies - This role has been released to our PSL
The recruitment of this role will be within strict social distancing guidelines as advised by the UK Government.


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