Head of Human Resources

Vacancy reference: LON-HRX-00280

Location: London

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Human Resources

Head of HR

Are you looking for a new challenge heading up the Human Resources, Learning & Development and Recruitment functions for a leading wrap platform based in the City of London?  Interested in working for a recently listed FTSE 250 Financial Services firm?

Reporting directly to the CEO, and a member of the senior management team you will be providing commercial human resource advice and guidance to the CEO, the executive and the senior management team on any HR issues that arise.

The major areas of responsibility are:

  • Organisational development and planning
  • Employee welfare and health, support and counselling
  • Compliance with employment legislation
  • HR policy development and documentation
  • Employee relations
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Organisational culture, morale and motivation
  • Employee communication
  • Compensation, rewards and benefits
  • Employee onboarding, development, and training
  • Performance management and improvement systems
  • Coaching and succession planning

You will be responsible for delivering best practice HR across the organisation whilst ensuring that the business continues to take a commercial approach.  You will be involved in regulatory projects such as SM&CR and help shape the company’s culture and values and Code of Conduct.

You must be able to demonstrate the ability to interact effectively with the Directors whilst still maintaining a hands on approach in your role and with the business and with the teams reporting to you.

We are looking for an individual who cultivates an environment of continuous improvement and works with the managers to ensure that the HR division continues to provide the best possible service. We are interested in individuals who will bring energy, innovative ideas and possess the ability to challenge current thinking in a positive and collaborative way. We have a highly capable senior management team and look for open-minded, intelligent people with a sense of humour to join us.  Our culture encourages clear thinking, open communication and maturity.  We actively discourage office politics and bureaucracy.

If you are CIPD qualified, have substantial progressive leadership experience within HR; specialist knowledge of employee relations, employment law, policy and procedure setting, organisational planning and development and a proven track record of being a successful participant in the leadership team, we want to hear from you.

In return we offer you a great remuneration package including company discretionary bonus, excellent pension contributions, an attractive staff share scheme, BUPA health insurance, season ticket travel loans, buying and selling of annual leave and sponsorship of your relevant professional qualifications. 

All of our staff are expected to acquire and maintain the desired level of competence for their role which requires them to have the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to discharge the responsibilities of their role

We provide a diverse and inclusive workplace and ensure that all of our staff respect and understand individual differences.  We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

About Transact

Transact is the leading independent investment wrap platform in the UK.  First established in 2000 we have over 166,000 client investment portfolios (30th September 2018) and £31.6 billion of funds under direction (31st December 2018).  Our service includes an online platform, owned and built by us, and dedicated regional adviser support to bring assets and investments together in a smarter, more tax efficient way.


The closing date for this vacancy has now passed.