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HR Manager (family leave cover)

Circa £45,891 per annum (commensurate with skills and experience) + benefits

Full time, with consideration given to part time

Fixed term family leave cover up to 14 months, based in London WC2      


The RSA is in the process of implementing an ambitious culture change programme and the HR function has an important role to play in this process. As HR Manager, you will be responsible for delivering an HR work programme to implement the necessary changes to ensure that we are in a strong position to recruit, develop, motivate, performance manage, reward and retain the skills required to meet current and future strategic requirements in line with the desired culture.     

To carry out this wide ranging and varied role you must be comfortable operating at a strategic level, dealing with the executive team and trustees, but also be happy delivering the more operational aspects of an HR function.  You will be CIPD qualified, with solid experience of organisational development and working with colleagues to deliver a customer focused HR service in line with best practice.

The RSA combines thought leadership with civic innovation to further human progress. Building on our 250 year history as a beacon for enlightenment values, the RSA is currently at an exciting period in its history. We provide platforms for leading experts through the UK’s most ambitious free public lecture series, our projects generate new models for tackling the social challenges of today and we are building on our network of over 27,000 Fellows around the world – these are achievers and influencers from every field with a real commitment to progressive and social change.


How to apply

To apply for this position please download the application pack document below and submit your current CV and a covering letter addressed to Carol Jackson (Chief Operating Officer) clearly addressing:

-         Why you are interested in the role and working with the RSA

-         How you meet the criteria for the role as set out in the person specification.

-         Please also state your current salary and where you saw this advertised (for recruitment monitoring purposes).


The closing date for receipt of applications is Midnight on Tuesday 7 February 2017. First interviews are expected to take place on Friday 17 February 2017, with those shortlisted to the next stage being offered a second interview on Wednesday 22 February 2017. Please note that we are unable to accept late or incomplete applications.


Application pack (PDF)


The closing date for applications has now passed for this role.


The RSA is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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