• Location: Dalston, London office
  • Salary: Up to £45,000 
  • Full-time, permanent role

Job Description

The Head of People will have strategic responsibility for recruitment and development of all people working at ReachOut, including staff and volunteers. They will manage a team dedicated to delivering this vision and work closely with the CEO and Programmes Director to ensure we have great people delivering the best possible service to our beneficiaries.

The Head of People will be part of our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) along with the Chief Executive and Programmes Director, and will be involved in strategic planning and decision making for the organisation. In addition to being an inspiring, engaging leader, the successful candidate will need strong management and planning skills. They will report to the Chief Executive.

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Why work for ReachOut?

ReachOut is made up of several diverse groups of people, all passionate about helping young people to develop the skills and character to enable them to go on to lead good, happy and fulfilled lives.

This year we have approximately 600 volunteers, 50 sessional staff to run our projects and 20 core staff members who all work together to make ReachOut run, so looking after our people is a big job!

We’re a small, fast paced charity where there is opportunity to influence culture and decisions at an organisational level. In this role you will have a chance to really put your mark on our systems and people strategy and make it your own.

We are lucky to have an experienced and engaged Board of Trustees who are committed to supporting the SLT to help ReachOut achieve its mission. You’ll get to work with them together at Board meetings, as well as individually on your own projects.

We offer are 27 days’ holiday plus bank holidays and private health insurance after one year. Our head office is located a 5-minute walk from Dalston High Street where you’ll find a host of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as the wonderful curve garden where we eat our lunch when the weather is good!

Join us and you will be part of a small, friendly, energetic and inspiring team, working together closely to maintain a high level of delivery and impact for all our young people.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Create and deliver a strategy for ReachOut to become a networking organisation, connecting our mentees, mentors, staff and supporters together to create opportunities for all parties involved and maximise impact we have as an organisation.
  • Create and own our strategy for recruitment and retention of high calibre people throughout the organisation, ensuring ReachOut has the right staff to achieve our objectives.
  • Lead on developing talent within our organisation and succession planning for key roles.
  • Create and own our strategy for volunteer recruitment, with a focus on transforming how we recruit university students.
  • Work with the SLT & Board to deliver ReachOut’s Strategic Plan for 2019 – 2023 in line with our mission, including attending Board meetings every other month.
  • Work with the SLT & Board to develop and promote ReachOut’s organisational culture.

How to apply

To apply for this role please send your CV and a cover letter outlining why you are applying for the role and how you meet the person specification to Kevin McCarthy at [email protected]. Please quote HP-LDN-19 in the subject line. The deadline for applications is the 11th May 2019. Please note, we will be reviewing applications and holding interviews on a rolling basis so you are advised to apply early. Interviews will be held the week commencing the 13th May.

Job description

Please note, if you are a successful candidate you will be required to undergo an enhanced criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. ReachOut will cover the cost of the check and guide you through the process. All staff have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults. The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.