Mines Advisory Group
Head of Talent
Manchester preferred, remote within the UK will be considered
Starting salary for this position is £54,588 per annum (plus contributory pension)
MAG (Mines Advisory Group) is an international humanitarian organisation based in Manchester, UK, and working in 32 countries. We remove landmines and unexploded ordnance to release safe and productive land for communities, and work to reduce the threat of armed violence by supporting governments to safely manage weapons and ammunition. In 1997, MAG was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for our work campaigning for the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.
As part of our new Strategic Framework 2024 -2028 MAG is committed to developing an inclusive global workforce to ensure we have the right skills, capacity and culture to deliver the highest quality of programming with the most possible impact. The Head of Talent is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in helping us achieve this.
About the role:
The Head of Talent is a newly created role within our People & Culture team. Reporting to the Director of People & Culture, you will be responsible for providing both strategic and operational leadership across our talent processes, including recruitment, promotion, and deployment. A unique opportunity to shape the way we work, the role is responsible for the both the development and implementation of a Talent Strategy which helps us to achieve our strategic aims. With an initial focus on supporting our UK contracted roles, including Manchester/UK, remote, roving, and programme international roles, you will also have the opportunity to work to build the capacity of our local teams in the area of recruitment.
On the operational side, you will lead the team to ensure that day to day recruitment processes are contemporary, transparent and accessible to both internal and external candidates. You will also have the opportunity to support the recruitment process for Leadership Team roles, other senior ‘hard to fill’ roles, and governance roles. As part of the People & Culture Leadership team you will work in close collaboration with the Head of Human Resources, Safeguarding Lead, and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Manager to ensure strong integration across all our work.
You will have significant experience leading and supporting a team to deliver end to end recruitment in an international context. With a background in the humanitarian/NGO sector, you will be well versed in best practice talent acquisition strategies, with an ability to contextualise processes to meet organisational needs.
A strong collaborator, you will also be experienced in working with a variety of stakeholders to understand their needs, and design successful initiatives. You are creative, innovative, and determined, with the ability to adapt and shape ideas to ensure successful. You also have a strong commitment to working with EDI and Safeguarding principles in mind.
What you can expect in return:
- Competitive salary
- 25 days annual leave per year, plus public holidays.
- Company pension (matching at 5%)
- Employee Assistance Programme: MAG offers free access to Health Assured, a service providing 24/7 confidential support and expert advice on a wide range of issues.
How to apply
For the further information on the role, the application pack and details of how to apply, please visit the MAG website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-MAG by the closing date of 26th February 2024.
Please note that as part of MAG’s commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed. For more information on MAG’s approach to safeguarding hereand background checks here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available on our website.
MAG is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you think you would be suited to one of our roles we would welcome your application regardless of your background. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential.