Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

HR Manager


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Posting Date

Nov 3, 2022

Role description

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is a registered charity and is the community arm of Premier League football club, Tottenham Hotspur.

The Club, through the Foundation, seeks to use the power and attraction of football to reach into its local communities to provide opportunities that can transform their lives, especially children and young people.

The Foundation is based at the recently restored 18th century Percy House in Tottenham High Road and is part of the Club’s new stadium complex. It is driven by a passion to contribute to making a positive difference to and in area where in spite of the significant socio-economic challenges there is a vibrancy and richness of talent and no short of ambition. The Foundation harnesses and builds on this through a range of projects and initiatives that will achieve and sustain the desired impacts and outcomes. It does this utilising its unique relationship with Spurs to deliver services and to co-invest with like-minded partners from the private, not-for-profit and public sectors, to achieve the public benefit that is integral to our status as a charity.

The Foundation is seeking a full-time HR Manager. This is a hands-on role in a fast-paced, dynamic organisation with a relatively flat hierarchy where high standards and upholding Brand reputation are crucial. You will be fully CIPD qualified, skilled at engaging with staff at all levels, and have extensive experience with using HR software packages, with a strong attention to detail. As the Foundation’s HR professional, you will be comfortable working with autonomy and linking with the Club’s HR team to provide quality advice, guidance and expertise where needed.

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Key Responsibilities

Support line managers in delivering excellence people management through the development and application of the THF policies and procedures
Advise managers and staff across any and all HR-related issues, providing valuable service and guidance including disciplinary, grievance, attendance management and other employee relations matters.
Guide and support senior leads to manage key people challenges in order to optimise performance
Instruct managers to embed HR processes and effective management within teams
Govern HR Processes and procedures for the THF linking in with the Club HR Department.
Custodian of the HR process and maintain THF HR records, embedding clear file storage processes and procedures, with a comprehensive knowledge of GDPR.
Ensure the THF is compliant with all regulatory requirements
Work closely with the Club to revise policies and procedures in line with THF requirements
Overseeing recruitment, inductions and exit processes for employees
Create an induction program specifically for Foundation staff and ensure all new starters undergo a best in class onboarding process.
Develop team members and empower staff.
Use metrics and analytics regularly to help drive/steer management decisions.
Work with the Club HR team on the benefits enrolment process ensuring accurate records at all times.
Complete HR reporting on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis as required (including payroll, sickness reports, exit interview stats, labour turnover etc.)
Train staff and managers to use the HR system, and be the Foundation’s super user, working alongside the Club’s HR team to continue to improve it
Coordinate logistics across training, performance management and recruitment initiatives as required
Facilitate the annual performance and development review process including salary and bonus reviews
Collaborate with Club HR in relation to the development/review of the THF people strategy, implementation and management of all HR processes, delivery of HR projects, attracting the best talent and improving the diversity of the workforce
Perform all responsibilities in line with legislative guidance and Club/Foundation policy on safeguarding, safer-working and ED&I practices.

Personal Attributes

Acts with integrity at all times
Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility
Has a precise nature and a very high attention to detail
Communicates confidently and sensitively
A problem solver, who overcomes setbacks

Skills & Experience

At least 3 years experience in a related role, within a fast-paced environment
Fully CIPD qualified (minimum level 5)
A broad and deep understanding of all areas of HR and relevant legislation
HR Systems experience as a super user or administrator
Comfortable engaging with people at all levels
Experienced at advising, training and supporting a diverse management team
Strong attention to detail and through approach
Comfortable with autonomy and responsibility

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our participants and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, therefore successful candidates are subject to enhanced background DBS checks as part of safer recruitment procedures.

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