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HR Director Job Description

The HR Director has full responsibility for the Human Resources activity for an organisation, with duties centring on driving people management strategy and managing the HR team, procedures and processes.

We have outlined some of the generic responsibilities this job role entails below. Bespoke job descriptions are designed for each vacancy registered with us, and specific duties will be stated in direct relation to your business, and the interlinking roles and responsibilities around your existing company structure.

HR Director Responsibilities:

  • Implement HR strategy within the organisation working alongside business leaders
  • Lead and develop the HR team
  • Enforce best practice
  • Work closely with business leaders and line management providing expert guidance on a variety of HR matters
  • Develop effective HR procedures and policies to reflect business aims and focus
  • Advise on compliance and risk management issues
  • Work within and apply key business drivers to people management strategies
  • Ensure that managers and staff are fully aware of HR policies
  • Management of high performance generalist HR services
  • Introduce and drive change management initiatives
  • Overall responsibility of the recruitment process
  • Oversee investigations and complex employee relations issues including redundancy and grievance
  • Keep all employees informed of key organisational issues
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on cost-effective training and development programmes
  • Act as the externally facing representative for HR for the organisation


  • Extensive experience in a senior HR role
  • Qualified CIPD member
  • Ability to influence at all levels
  • Strong track-record in HR generalist and change management roles
  • Commercial acumen and credibility
  • Extensive experience of managing a team
  • Faultless communication and interpersonal skills
  • Thorough working knowledge of UK employment legislation

We hope you find our HR Director Job Description template useful. If you need any help in filling an HR vacancy contact one of our local advisors today to find out how we can meet your HR recruitment needs.

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