Head of People
A bit about us
We’re a team of individuals who go to great lengths to make sure our customers are the happiest customers out there. We may sell everything from washing machines to PlayStations, but at our core we’re a people business.
We roll up our sleeves and work together to make things happen. From logistics, recycling to our award winning IT teams, almost everything we do, we do ourselves to make sure every aspect of our customer journey is done properly.
We launched in 2000 as a result of a £1 bet in a Bolton pub. 18 years later we have a 5* TrustPilot rating (after 100K reviews), expanded our business into Europe and floated on the London stock exchange, but we never lose sight of what we’re about.
More about the Head of People role:
We are looking for an experienced leader who has the ability to influence at all levels, challenge the status quo and drive through business objectives.
You will have demonstrated the ability to plan for and co-ordinate large scale growth whilst still maintaining a great culture, and embedding AO Values across all sites, teams and departments.
You will develop a people strategy, work alongside others in the AO group to align this to the overall group strategy, and then deliver this strategy across a multi-site operation.
You will be comfortable being involved in the detailed operational aspects of the HR team, as well as the high level strategic elements.
You will be experienced in result-orientated change, driving business opportunities and ultimately delivering bottom line performance.
Through a combination of expert but practical HR guidance, a collaborative partnership approach and an inspirational leadership style, you will support and enable the business to achieve its business objectives through its people.
Here's what you can expect to be doing as our Head of People:
You will report in to the Managing Director, sitting on the AO recycling senior team. Responsible for a multi site employee population (covering existing Telford sites plus a proposed site in the South East) focusing on driving and embedding the company culture mission and purpose.
Key skills for our Head of People:
- Experience of working in a fast paced environment with large scale growth
- Evidence of being able to deliver visible, impactful change,
- Experience in a generalist HR role at management level,
- A strong tenacious character who is willing to question the status quo, lead and execute strategy,
- Experience of demonstrating commercial awareness and how to drive business value.
- The ability to provide arguments for best practice Vs best fit,
- Strong employee relations skills,
- Pro-active and flexible, Individual and team prioritisation, deadline management in a fluid task environment.
A few things about you:
You will be responsible for creating the people development strategies that will ensure that all of our people have the skills, knowledge and development opportunities required to help the organisation achieve its purpose and mission.
You will be CIPD qualified, ideally level 5 or above.
Why choose AO:
At AO, our culture and our AO’way of doing things is vital to our success. We’re passionate people, determined to do whatever’s necessary to make our customers happy.
The AO motto is “treat every customer like you’d expect your nan to be treated, and make decisions your mum would be proud of”. To do this, we train and empower each and every AO’er to strive for better ways of doing whatever they are doing.
Our AO’ers don’t just go through the motions and follow processes, it just isn’t our thing. We don’t follow trends, we set them.
Great people deserve great things:
As an AO employee you can take full advantage of our benefits package. As well as fundamental benefits, like pensions and holidays, we have designed our “AO Perks” to help you out financially, make your work life a little easier or make your home life a lot more fun.
For your chance to join our AO family and be part of our future as a Head of People apply now!
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