Human Resources

Head of HR People Services

  • Location: Kingston Upon Hull
  • Salary: plus generous benefits
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job Ref: HR-EN35643
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Job Description


Elevation Recruitment Group HR are working in partnership with Swift Group to recruit an experienced Head of People Services.

Swift Group is the UK’s largest manufacturer of Touring Caravans, Motorhomes and Holiday Homes; they are proud to be the only organisation to operate across all three sectors. They are currently expanding their presence across Europe, Asia and Australasia!

Established in 1964, Swifts aim has always been to provide unforgettable holiday experiences by pioneering high quality, expertly-engineered and designed products with outstanding value for money. Supported by industry-leading customer service and the UK’s largest approved dealer network, Swift makes ownership as straightforward as possible.

Swift is based in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, and encompasses Swift Go, the UK’s only manufacturer-operated Motorhome hire facility, which allows consumers to enjoy adventures on the road or even test the waters of Motorhome ownership out of its Manchester, Edinburgh and London depots.

At the centre of a fast-paced, dynamic industry and with ambitious growth plans for the future, Swift employs driven, high-calibre employees who thrive in a culture of opportunities and development. Employees can build on their professional knowledge and talents via Swift Academy, the company’s learning programme dedicated to helping everyone achieve their full potential.

The business is now in a position to recruit a senior HR leader to drive and deliver the People Strategy. In this role you will lead a successful and driven team focused on organisational health, safety and wellbeing, progressive HR solutions and learning and development agendas. This is a great opportunity for someone who is motivated to initiate and drive positive change in a growing and ambitious organisation.

This role is not for someone looking to operate as a "traditional" HR lead. If you enjoy working within businesses that are fast-paced, ever changing, high energy and a strong appetite to grow where you can initiate and assist the business implement that vision then this could be the opportunity for you.

You will cover all strategic aspects of People Services whilst overseeing day to day operations and service delivery. Your team will be highly regarded within the organisation and be efficient, professional, agile, and supportive.

In this role you will have scope to enhance existing ways of working and to deliver on innovative projects whilst partnering closely with your peer group to shape the culture and behaviours needed to deliver future plans. The department consists of HR, Learning and Development, Health and Safety, and Business Administration.

Working closely with the senior leadership team the ideal candidate will have a background in a fast paced manufacturing background, operating in a senior HR leadership position, an Excellent understanding of Learning and Development programmes and initiatives, Extensive experience of managing and developing a team through effective leadership and coaching skills, a successful track record of delivery of end to end HR project delivery on time and to budget, Strong business acumen and commercial awareness and a good working knowledge of employment law applied effectively and ability to anticipate and plan for future requirements.

You will be a confident and assertive individual able to influence and communicate effectively with employees at all levels, Self-aware with the ability to adapt leadership style in order to provide effective one on one coaching and mentoring, Strong administrative and organisational skills and the ability to deliver high quality written and verbal reports up to Board level with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

This is a genuinely fantastic opportunity for a strong HR leader to join Swift Group at a truly exciting time.

Please note that Elevation HR are working exclusively with Swift Group on this vacancy, any cv's sent directly to Swift will be forwarded to us.





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