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Coventry City Football Club

Coventry City Football Club

HR Manager


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Feb 22, 2024


Job Title:HR ManagerHours of Work:Full TimeReporting To:Chief Operating OfficerLocation:Coventry Building SocietyArena, Coventry, and other Club sitesClosing Date:Friday 23rd February 2024
Coventry City Football Club is looking for a full time experienced HR Manager to manage the HR function at the Club across all areas – working closely with the Chief Operating Officer and Heads of Department.

This is a unique opportunity to work for Coventry City Football Club, a successful Championship Club with a Category 2 Academy, based in Coventry.
We are looking for an experienced HR professional with the ability to remain discrete, calm, and empathetic and work in a fast-paced environment.
This is not a 9 to 5 role and requires some flexibility. Therefore, the successful candidate must be prepared to work to meet the needs of the business when required.
The successful candidate will also be able demonstrate an excellent understanding of Safeguarding and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Key Responsibilities

Develop and implement a people strategy that, together with the HR policies, supports the business strategy and delivery of priorities.
Oversee corporate culture to ensure initiatives and behaviours are supporting and facilitating the business strategy including consideration of making leaders accountable for driving culture and ensuring the Clubs values are integrated into all parts of the organisations activities from recruitment through to sponsorship negotiations.
Work closely with senior and line managers, providing them with expert guidance, coaching and support on the full range of complex and sensitive HR activities.
Ensure that the HR team are applying legally robust and business relevant policies and procedures to ensure fair and consistent management of staff throughout the organisation, educating managers to apply them.
Manage complex investigations, disciplinary and grievance matters.
Develop a training strategy / people development framework for the business which determines core skills at each staff level and in line with changing business needs and the business landscape.
Develop a people communication strategy and process which ensures all employees are kept informed and have regular communication on business performance, developing two-way communication channels, e.g. a Town Hall every 6 months.
Review employment engagement levels and consider new initiatives that will help to foster a proactive, motivated, and high performing workforce.
Providing leadership and guidance as the Lead Equality Officer on issues relating to the equality and diversity agenda and the Clubs commitment to equality and diversity, the EFLs Code of Practice, and signatory requirements of the FA Leadership Diversity Code enduring industry best practices embodied within the Club's operations.
Act on behalf of the Senior Management Team to champion Inclusion throughout the club both internally and externally.
Raise awareness around Employee Wellbeing and champion the Clubs health and wellbeing agenda including raising awareness of all aspects that comprise wellbeing such as mental health.
Ensure implementation of the clubs health & safety, safeguarding, welfare and equality policies to create a safe working environment for all.
Ensure working practices are compliant with relevant legislation and data protection legislation and/or general data protection regulations (GDPR) requirements.
Ensure all direct report staff maintain the appropriate qualifications and that CPD and DBS requirements are undertaken on an annual basis or as required.
Review the clubs Performance Appraisal process and ensure it operates effectively by ensuring that KPIs/objectives align with the business strategy and club values.
Conduct appraisals with all direct reports.
Conduct a performance and salary review and analysis to ensure the club is competitive in the market and minimises risk or regrettable turnover.
Assist in the creation of a competitive employee value proposition (EVP) to ensure that we attract the desired talent that aids our growth and development plans.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

CIPD qualified Level 7.
Business and commercial exposure.
Excellent communication skills.
Strong working knowledge of employment law using a pragmatic and common-sense approach.
Confidential and trustworthy.
Resilient and adaptable.
Experience of Safeguarding requirements.
Experience of drafting Equality, Diversity & Inclusions policies for a previous business.

Coventry City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to safer recruitment throughout the Club. An enhanced DBS check is a requirement of the role.
Coventry City Football Club is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment. Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. The Club is a signatory to the FA Leadership Diversity Code and works in accordance with the EFLs Code of Practice.

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