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Group HR Director

North East England

  • Reference: 386147
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Attractive salary and benefits package

  • Location: Darlington

Redde Northgate

Redde Northgate plc, a FTSE 250 company, came together as a merged entity in February 2020. The merger brought together Northgate plc, a leading light commercial vehicle rental business and Redde plc, a leading provider of incident and accident management, legal and other mobility services. This merger enabled the combined business to provide a comprehensive suite of mobility services, with the combined offering now spanning the lifecycle of a vehicle, from vehicle supply through repair, incident management and disposal. In September 2020 the Group also acquired Nationwide, a network of bodyshop repair sites, which further bolstered the proposition.

The Group’s strategic aim is to become the leading integrated mobility solutions provider, with the purpose to keep customers mobile through meeting their mobility requirements.


The opportunity;

Redde Northgate are now looking  to appoint a UK Group HR Director with experience of a multi-business Group, to drive the people strategy, build a high performing centralised HR function which operates as a partner with each of the Group Businesses as well as driving the Group people agenda.

This a pivotal role and a key member of the Group Management Board that is responsible for setting and executing the Group's strategic plan.  The UK Group HR Director will be an inspiring leader, responsible for the development of a fully integrated UK Group HR function with a new strategy of driving engagement across the UK Group.

The achievement of this will be transformational, enabling the Group to accelerate strategic progress. 

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person who relishes the opportunity to play a lead contribution in the future growth and success of Redde Northgate.  

Key elements of the role include;


  • Leading the Transformational People agenda for the Group and all people related priorities.
  • Developing and successfully executing a Group wide performance management strategy that drives enhanced business performance, talent attraction and retention. 
  • Designing and delivering a market leading employer value proposition (EVP) in line with the Group’s  strategic objectives, culture and values.
  • Providing strong leadership to the HR team, driving a strong sense of purpose and clear direction.
  • Leading the central integration and developing a high performing HR function, including L&D, Talent attraction and Reward.
  • Becoming a trusted strategic advisor to the Group Management Board and business MD’s.

The main base location is Darlington with travel across the UK sites including Peterlee, Cardiff and Huddersfield


The person;

Candidates will be highly experienced, forward thinking HR Leaders with extensive change and transformation experience gained across large, complex organisations. Experience of delivering change and centralisation across multiple entities is essential. Candidates will be highly engaging with the pace, personality and confidence to deliver strong leadership across the Group Management Board and Senior Leadership Team.

Candidates will be able to demonstrate;

  • Delivery of significant transformational change within a large scale, multiple entity Group. 
  • Strength in leadership of a geographically diverse team - building a sense of team and purpose.
  • Highly credible strategic partner with excellent influencing and stakeholder management skills at the most senior level.
  • Strategic leadership contribution and impact alongside getting the job done. 
  • Experience of working for businesses with an operationally diverse workforce.
  • Experience of operating within a regulated or highly accredited environment would be advantageous.

Nigel Wright;

For a confidential discussion about this role, please apply via our website or email Sue O'Donovan directly including your current package details.


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