Head of People for NEW Luxury lifestyle hotel

We are looking for an inspirational leader to head up all things people for this iconic new lifestyle hotel opening in London this year.

Working closely with the General Manager, the Head of People will provide a comprehensive, pro-active and acute service by supporting, protecting and advising on things ‘people’.

As the ‘face’ of the hotel you will embody its culture, lead the People team and empower them to promote a unique ‘vibe’.

You will implement processes, initiatives and legalities pre and post opening and with your wider team, ensure a robust and genuine people culture.

Talent attraction, on boarding and training will be an initial focus to ensure team retention and high standards from the get go.

This is not a role for the feint hearted as you will he expected to work at pace and with a large team.

ESSENTIAL requirements:

‘Head of’ or ‘number 1’ Human Resources/People role

Luxury experience in lifestyle hotels or high end hospitality

Organisational skills – personal efficiency, time management skills and the ability to prioritise competing demands are key

Communication skills – you are expected to lead the People team, manage diverse personalities and viewpoints. Consequently, emotional intelligence, the ability to build relationships and collaborate with others is vital.

Commercial acumen – you will be involved in strategic decision-making within the business as an influencer. Being able to understand company finances, resourcing and the ultimate aims of the business is important.

Role modelling – as a senior member of the executive team, you will be expected to demonstrate and lead on values, initiatives and culture

Professional expertise – a strong working knowledge of employment law issues, best practice processes for disciplinary, redundancies and payroll and experience of employee relations

Coaching and mentoring – key for this lifestyle brand as people are at the heart of it.

Trust – you will become a trusted confidante on people issues, unafraid of giving your opinions and expertise

London hotel opening experience is also desirable

Head of People for NEW Luxury lifestyle hotel and hospitality £excellent

Please email me with current CV if you would like to be considered for this amazing opportunity.

Closing date: Friday 20th April

Shortlisting will take place after the closing date.

Contact: Craig Prentice
Reference: 050418People
Job ID: 18241

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