Premier League

Premier League

Head of Culture and Inclusion - 12 Month Maternity Cover


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Posting Date

Nov 1, 2022

Role description

OverviewThis maternity cover role is a critical, cross-business role that will work alongside the Director of People in the delivery of key culture and engagement projects. The core workstreams that this role encompasses - culture, inclusion and engagement, sit at the heart of Premier League People team delivery and a strategic and experienced People lead is required to drive forward our work in these areas. The role is a twelve-month maternity cover position and, whilst office based, can be completed in line with the Premier League flexi-working arrangements. On the whole, this will allow for two days of homeworking a week, according to business needs. The successful candidate will join us at the start of January 2023.Success in this role will facilitate the Premier League workforce, which is currently 250 staff, to operate at their best in a well-structured, high-performance environment. The individual in this role will need to be able to operate across senior stakeholders, both internally and externally, and be an innovative and experienced operator. It is expected that they will have experience of managing multiple workstreams in a busy People team environment and be able to produce executive-level reports and content. The role requires extensive liaison and communication across the business, including regular updates with the Executive Leadership Team and Senior Management Group, as well as reporting to the Premier League Board, and the post-holder will need to be an excellent communicator, be approachable, a team player and enjoy connecting with colleagues. The People team currently has seven members and delivers a proactive and highly supportive HR function to the Premier League workforce. There is extensive work completed across staff engagement; business culture; diversity and inclusion; learning and development and recruitment; along with the core People service delivering payroll, benefits and employee relations support.

The role

The main duties include but are not limited to:

Have operational oversight of a programme of activity across the year which is aligned with the newly agreed Premier League culture, values and behaviours. This work includes the ongoing delivery of a set of tools to effectively communicate and mentor employees on Premier League strategic direction, values and purpose, ensuring that it is embedded across all elements of the employee life cycle.
Have operational oversight for the organisation staff diversity targets, including working with the People team and EDI colleagues to improve diversity in our talent pipeline and recruitment, manage development programmes that target staff from under-represented groups and build an inclusive culture where all staff can thrive. The workstream includes working with the Director of People to oversee the organisation reassessment against the National Equality Standard (NES) in 2023.
Lead on and innovate staff engagement and development activities such as the Premier League ‘Connect’ series – monthly events where internal staff and high-profile external speakers present on topics aimed to inspire.
Design and deliver the annual staff engagement survey and the Race in the Workplace survey. Undertake a detailed audit of responses from the survey and identify all key action points, with clear plans for improvement areas across staff communications, information sharing, EDI, learning and development, culture and leadership behaviours. Shape a project plan for delivery against these areas and work with the Director of People to drive forward achievement in the year ahead. Ongoing staff engagement and input in this process will be critical (e.g. staff focus groups and pulse surveys) and measurable objectives and performance indicators will need to be used and managed.
Support the Director of People in strategic planning across People team delivery, ensuring that operational workstreams are meeting the needs of a growing business and appropriate reporting and actions plans are implemented. This includes regular SMG, ELT and Board level reporting and the shaping of an ongoing programme of delivery.
Work with the Director of People to ensure that all Premier League staff, regardless of their background or geographic location, feel connected to the Premier League and are considered in engagement delivery, with particular attention given to welcome new joiners to the business. An international staff engagement programme will need to be shaped, which offers proactive connectivity to all international Premier League staff.

Requirements for the role

Extensive experience of operating in a senior position in a progressive People team where the delivery of programmes to improve company culture and drive forward growth have played a key role
Experience of leading strategic and innovative People projects, particularly projects with a focus on diversity and inclusion, with expertise of designing solutions using data analytics and industry benchmarking
Strong knowledge of HR processes and policies that demonstrates sound judgement and a proactive and innovative approach to People support
An authentic leader who has a strong EDI orientation in their approach and mindset
Excellent written and oral English, with an attention to detail throughout their work. This experience should include coverage across the drafting and production of high-level executive reports (e.g. Board reports and business proposals)
Strong interest in providing support to others and being a team player
Strong stakeholder management – you will be liaising with multiple stakeholders across all levels inside and outside the business
Be an ambassador for an organisation culture and creating a supportive and progressive environment for all staff
Empathetic and engaging in your communication style

The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All appointments will be made based on merit.Our commitment to safeguarding includes implementing robust safer recruitment procedures to assess the suitability of individuals applying for roles that involve work with children and adults who are or may be at risk of harm.

Application Deadline: November 08, 2022

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