People Director, 12 Month FTC Maternity Cover

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed


Posted 4 months ago
Job details

What if your expertise could help someone, somewhere, to live a better life?

Helping children living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis to communicate their pain, giving people with psoriasis their confidence back, shocking 2.3 million HCPs into taking action against second heart attacks to proving to the world that eczema isn’t a skin condition.

Havas Lynx is a creative communications agency dedicated to changing the way the world does healthcare communications for the better. We are committed to bringing about change. Change informed by experience, driven by innovation and proven in delivery. We work alongside healthcare professionals, patients, carers, and pharmaceutical brands to overcome the complex challenges of modern healthcare. Our work blends strategic insight and deep scientific understanding with creativity and digital innovation, delivering healthcare campaigns and solutions that really make a difference to people’s lives.

An accredited Top 40 ‘UK Great Place to Work’, a ‘Best Workplace for Women’, and a ‘Best Workplace in Consulting & Professional Services’, we’re a team of over 500+ people in Manchester and London, with a history of over 35 years and an ever-evolving future. You can get a feel for the #LYNXLife via YouTube, #LYNXLife playlist, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Everything this company achieves, every life it saves, every penny it makes, every policy it changes, every award it wins, is down to everyone that works here.

Please note that this is a Manchester based role and our current hybrid working arrangement is Tuesday’s and Thursday’s in the office.

We could also consider candidates part-time, three days per week.

Summary of our role

Reporting to the CEO, the People Director will spearhead leadership for our People team. This pivotal role is instrumental in shaping and evolving our organisational culture, prioritising the well-being and professional development of our teams, and driving change management initiatives. You’ll play a critical role in fostering a supportive and growth-oriented environment, and leading initiatives that align with our strategic goals and values.

What you can expect to be doing…

· Take a leading role in delivering our company’s people strategy, working alongside our established team of HR professionals, overseeing all workstreams such as ED&I, engagement, leadership development, L&D, talent management, performance, retention and wellbeing.

· Champion best practice and high quality in our operational delivery of processes, policies and procedures

· Ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations, keeping policies and practices up-to-date.

· Build and maintain relationships with managers at all levels, providing coaching and guidance on a variety of HR matters, ensuring fair and consistent application of HR policies and procedures.

· Champion and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts throughout all of our people practices

· Partner with leadership to provide guidance on team development, performance improvement, conflict resolution, and employee relations matters.

· Lead a team of 9 HR professionals in their day to day delivery and ongoing development

· Collaborate with HR colleagues in the wider Havas network keeping close to developments and initiatives required locally

This could be a great fit for you if you have…

· A minimum of 10 years of experience in similar HR roles, within high-growth companies, with a focus in shared services or employee relations roles

· In-depth knowledge of UK employment laws and regulations, with the ability to interpret and apply them in a practical and fair manner.

· Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and build relationships at all levels

· The ability to think pragmatically and balance the need for speed and attention to detail, while ensuring compliance and consistency

· Excellent organisational and project management skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

· Strong analytical skills, with experience using data to inform decision-making,

What you can expect from us

A supportive and challenging environment in which you will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and make an impact that matters. We put a huge investment into #LYNXLife and our #LXAcademy internal programmes. It’s a unique initiative that aims to reward hard work, reduce pressures, and ensure that we can all enjoy our time at Lynx. Our strategy is to build capabilities internally and inspire the best talent, so we can continue to deliver on our mission.

You can also expect a whole host of benefits, including:

· Hybrid Working

· Starting holiday allowance of 28 days annual leave + Bank Holidays, with increasing allowance connected to length of service

· Option to buy, carry or sell holidays

· Early Friday finish throughout the year

· Seasonal working hours

· Enhanced family leave, pay and return to work benefit scheme

· Extensive L&D support

· Sabbatical opportunities

· Season ticket interest free loans for travel

· Cycle to work scheme

· Life insurance (4x salary)

· Company pension scheme

· Fully compensated company events

· Volunteer days

· Wellbeing programme including sports clubs, discounted gym memberships, free onsite flu vaccinations, extended lunch breaks on Wellness Wednesdays and much more

· +Medicash healthcare benefit

· 24/7 access to a free, confidential and independent Employee Assistance Programme

· Workplace nursery benefit

Get in touch to find out how we can make an impact that matters together.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Director

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 16, 2024
Company Overview
Havas Lynx
Havas Lynx

Current Openings: 0

We are a leading healthcare communications agency with a full-service global offering and over 500 multi-disciplinary specialists in Manchester, London, and New York. For 36 years, we’ve brought together fresh perspectives, creative thinking, and a progressive approach to partner with our clients, healthcare professionals and patients in finding solutions for the modern-day healthcare landscape. Ultimately, everything we do is about making a genuine and lasting impact.
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