Head of Resourcing

London, South East England
110,000 - 130,000
25 Mar 2021
14 Apr 2021
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
This newly created and brand new role will allow you to use your extensive experience designing and implementing strategic people resource management plans over multiple geographies and disciplines. You will build and shape a centralised, consistent approach to resourcing and workforce planning activities. Initially offered as a twelve month fixed term contract, this has the potential to go permanent.

Reporting directly into the HR Director, this vital role will work closely with the firm's leaders to challenge existing thinking. You will take responsibility for identifying the resource needs, as well as driving improvement in talent development and employee engagement.

Responsibilities include:
  • Lead, develop and implement a fit for purpose resource management strategy.
  • Engage with the firm's leadership team to understand their priorities and corresponding impacts on headcount.
  • Analyse resource trends to enable board level, strategic discussion of issues that affect different streams and sectors across multiple geographies.
  • Support the HR team and the wider firm by managing headcount data validation exercises to drive optimum resource utilisation, in order to achieve revenue and profit targets.
  • Embed a culture of internal mobility for the post qualified population across the firm to create career opportunities to develop and retain their people.
  • Work collaboratively with teams across the business including the Organisational Development team in People Development to ensure optimum utilisation is attained via the development of career pathways and frameworks.
  • Anticipate and identify potential resourcing and utilisation issues and put a structure in place to effectively manage and mitigate these and then facilitate to resolution.
  • Work with existing Resource Managers to develop a national resource management team to deliver results.

Experience required:
  • Extensive experience creating and implementing strategic people resource management plans, ideally over multiple geographies and disciplines.
  • Project management - proven track record in managing multiple areas of delivery in a timely, efficient and effective way.
  • Strong experience of change management in a demanding environment, working closely with stakeholders to influence decision making.
  • Ability to think strategically, challenge the status quo and drive change.
  • Experience of working within Professional Services or similar corporate environment is preferred but not essential.