Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire
Responsible to: Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Responsible for: Line management of a small professional team
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent, 3 month probation and 1 month notice
Holiday: 28 days per annum, plus statutory holidays.
Equal Opportunities: The Satellite Application Catapult strives to be an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this process will be expected.
The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. We help organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.
Based in Harwell, near Didcot, the Catapult was established in May 2013 by Innovate UK (formerly known as the Technology Strategy Board) as one of a network of centres to accelerate the take-up of emerging technologies and drive economic growth. We are a not-for-profit research organisation which is registered as a private company limited by guarantee and controlled by its Board.
To innovate for a better world, empowered by satellites
To be a world-leading technology and innovation company, helping businesses of all sizes to realise the potential from space. By embracing a pioneering, agile, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, we create valued partnerships to deliver game-changing results.
The Catapult fosters an open and collaborative culture that stimulates and develops staff and encourages collaboration and innovation. Our employee value proposition is strong. We have worked hard to create an environment which is dynamic, exciting, challenging, rewarding, flexible and, most importantly, fun. More about the Catapult Culture
The Head of HR will work closely with the Executive Management team to agree priorities and support the delivery of the business plan, which includes pioneering new approaches to people management and involvement, being central to maintaining the best organisational model, improving processes, managing appropriate performance criteria and measures, meeting relevant legal requirements and maintaining appropriate levels of governance.
With the overarching goal of maintaining and improving a positive, motivated and engaged workforce with a strong organisational culture the Head of HR will be a key player and business partner in the Satellite Application Catapult senior management team, being central to:
Required Skills and Experience
This is an exceptional opportunity for a forward thinking and creative HR professional to play a key part in supporting the Catapult in its next stage of development.
If you are up for the challenge and thrive in a fast-paced and creative environment, send your CV along with a covering letter to email@example.com