• Job title: Head of People and Culture: Think Ahead

  • Band: Circa £50,000 p.a

  • Hours of work: Full time

  • Duration: Permanent

  • Deadline: Friday July 19th, 2024 11:59pm

Think Ahead supports people living with mental health problems by fostering a strong and thriving mental health workforce. As experts in recruitment, professional training, and leadership development for mental health practitioners in the NHS and local communities, Think Ahead ensures that the right people can deliver the right support at the right time.

Their flagship programme has recruited and trained 1,000 mental health social workers, and they are extending their reach to support the NHS and other employers in recruiting and retaining key personnel across the mental health workforce.

Think Ahead is currently seeking a motivated, ambitious leader to support their dedicated Senior Leadership Team at an important time in the organisation’s development. The ideal candidate will have experience in HR management roles and will likely be qualified to CIPD Level 7 or working towards it. This role involves contributing to the development and implementation of strategic HR initiatives that support Think Ahead’s business objectives and growth plans while creating positive, sustainable change. The candidate will have day-to-day responsibility for the full range of HR functions across their dispersed in-house staff team.

Their vision and inclusive values are at the heart of everything they do, and this role will play a key part in promoting these values, ensuring employees have the means to contribute and that their voices are heard.

The successful candidate will lead and champion diversity, inclusion, equality, and wellbeing throughout the organisation to encourage employee engagement and maximise the positive impact of an anti-discriminatory culture. They will also create and embed a culture of continuous learning committed to supporting employees in achieving high-quality performance.

Think Ahead operates flexibly from high-quality offices in Central London (Chancery Lane/Farringdon area) and expects employees to come into the office at least one or two days per week. They are open to conversations about flexible working options, including part-time hours.

Think Ahead offers excellent employee benefits, including 28 days of annual leave (plus bank holidays), office closure over Christmas, flexible working around core hours of 10 am to 4 pm, a matched pension scheme with up to 7% employer contributions, an employee assistance programme, a cycle-to-work scheme, a secure cycle store in the building, a volunteer support scheme, and training and personal development opportunities for all staff.