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Head of People

Dementia UK


Posted 4 weeks ago


Lead Dementia UK’s People Team on a Strategic Journey and Help Transform Lives Affected by Dementia


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£65000 - £72000

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Hybrid – between home and our office in Aldgate, London

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary: Dementia UK is a beacon of hope for those affected by dementia, offering critical support through their specialist Admiral Nurses. As a condition impacting millions, the charity's mission is to provide understanding, advice, and support, ensuring the best possible quality of life for individuals and their families. This is your chance to contribute to a compassionate organisation dedicated to a cause that touches one in two of us during our lifetimes.

  • Provide strategic leadership in organisational and people management.
  • Modernise HR processes and infrastructure.
  • Empower leaders to achieve high performance.
  • Deliver high-quality, person-centred employee life cycle services.
  • Chartered Member of the CIPD with extensive HR/People management experience.
  • Skilled in managing complex employee relations and change programmes.
  • Track record of leading HR teams with tact and diplomacy.
  • Experience in Organisational Development within a relevant setting.
  • Strategic thinker passionate about team empowerment and organisational growth.

Department: People Team

Location: Hybrid – between home and our office in Aldgate, London

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Salary: £65,000 – £72,000 per annum

Closing date: Friday 5th April at 10.00am

Annual Leave: 33 days (plus eight bank holidays)


• Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental pay

• Family friendly policies

• 8% employer pension contribution (Aviva) or opportunity to continue NHS Pension

• Free health cashback plan (Medicash) employee cover plus up to four dependent children)

• 24/7 virtual GP access (UK registered), plus access to Best Doctors

• Free confidential employee assistance programme (Health Assured)

• Access to wellbeing app (healthy living tips and Bright TV )

• Flexible working options; including hybrid working, flexible working patterns such as part-time, compressed hours and more*

• Learning and development committed (bespoke training, LinkedIn Learning etc.)

• Employee health and wellbeing committed (menopause friendly, disability confident employer etc.)


Every three minutes someone in the UK develops dementia; a progressive and complex condition that can be devastating for the whole family. One in two of us will be affected by dementia in our lifetime – either by caring for someone with the condition, developing it ourselves, or both.

Dementia UK is the specialist dementia nursing charity that is there for the whole family. Our specialist nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, provide free, expert advice, support and understanding to help families care for their loved one. Every day, Admiral Nurses help families up and down the country to have the best life possible for as long as possible.

Purpose of the job/About the role

At Dementia UK we are looking towards the future of our organisation through our people development, and this newly created role provides an exciting opportunity for the right individual to be part of our longer-term growth journey and people ambitions. We have recently reshaped our structure to align with our strategic growth objectives.

In providing strategic leadership in both organisational and people management capacities, you will oversee the implementation of our people strategy. Your responsibilities will include leading the People Team to modernise our processes and infrastructure, empowering leaders and managers to drive high performance within their respective areas. Additionally, you will ensure the delivery of high-quality, organization-focused, and person-centred employee life cycle services.

As a successful candidate, you will be a Chartered Member of the CIPD, possessing extensive knowledge and experience in managing complex employee relations matters and change programmes. You will have a proven track record of effectively leading HR/People teams, demonstrating tact, diplomacy, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information. Ideally you will have extensive experience in Organisational Development/HR within a relevant setting, with a demonstrated ability to develop and implement policies and strategies that drive organisational success.

If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for empowering teams and driving organisational growth through effective people management, join us in making a difference in the lives of those affected by dementia.

Our Culture

In addition to a competitive salary and a generous benefits package, we truly value our people. It’s important for us to create a working environment that looks after our workforce to achieve their full potential. You will become part of a diverse and dedicated team who are supported to use and develop their skills. We recognise and value the key role you will play in delivering our strategic plans for the benefit of those living with dementia.

Our staff have a voice. Representatives from different roles and levels across the organisation positively contribute and lead on our working groups around health and wellbeing, menopause, and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Dementia UK is proud to welcome everyone, we aim for a truly inclusive culture with talented, diverse teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We celebrate differences and individuality and encourage everyone to join us and be their whole selves always.

Dementia UK is a Disability Confident Employer. If you’d like support to make an application or to tell us you’re applying under the Disability Confident Scheme, contact [email removed - click apply for more details].


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