Head of HR

Mercedes-Benz Vans & Trucks Welham Green

Head of HR

Motus Truck & Van is looking for a full-time Head of HR to oversee all aspects of Human Resources for our business. The Head of HR will be based on-site in Welham Green, Hertfordshire and will report to the Managing Director. The Head of HR will be responsible for all employee-related initiatives and compliance-related activities.

Excellent salary package with a company car, bonus, management healthcare and much more...

Monday to Friday 09:00am - 17:30pm with a 1/2 lunch break

Must have:

  • Professionally qualified, holding CIPD accreditation at an appropriate level
  • Progressive experience as a Human Resources Manager, including experience in leadership of a team of HR professionals
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and mentoring skills.
  • Working knowledge of the employment laws and compliance and legal issues related to recruitment and employee management.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead a full range of HR functional areas, including strategic planning, organizational development, compensation and benefits, and talent management
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and HR-related software.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Own the HR Strategy for Motus Truck & Van
  • Drive and lead Motus Truck & Van core values
  • Create the direction to deliver the implementation of specific initiatives, projects, procedures and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the organisation
  • Be a member of the Motus Truck & Van leadership team, supporting and coaching each Director on any HR topic as well as taking responsibility for all HR actions to support this senior team
  • Create and lead the change management processes, becoming the reference point for the HR team, for example providing guidance on the people workstreams for implementing new business, including advising on matters such as TUPE, employment law and restructuring exercises
  • Ensure a successful annual employee engagement and culture survey for 100% of the employees takes place ensuring action plans are developed and followed through to ensure employee engagement is progressing
  • Manage the HR Team to ensure the best candidates are successfully identified and recruited into the business with their personal involvement to support the company’s commercial growth
  • Manage the HR Team to ensure all employees are on-boarded consistently and effectively
  • Ensure reward is optimised consistently across the company to ensure the company best reflect the market conditions to allow us to recruit and retain our people effectively as well as motivating high performance and the right behaviours
  • Develop direction to ensure that all transactional processes used within the HR function are consistent and optimised so that employee data (such as pay data) is accurate and timely
  • Be the reference point to provide expertise and support in all employee relations cases
  • Take responsibility to ensure accurate and appropriate HR data is provided to create insight and support strategic decisions as needed
  • Drive timely management of absence utilising occupational health where appropriate
  • Provide direction and process to ensure 100% of employees have engaging and effective performance management interventions, at least receiving a PDR every 12 months from their direct line manager
  • Drive the division’s Apprenticeship recruitment and development programme ensuring the best possible future pipeline of talent exists
  • Create and drive an annual training programme across the division optimising training across the business to ensure appropriate and engaging content is driving the right performance and behaviours output as well as ensuring all OEM mandatory training requirements are met without exception
  • Develop a robust talent programme to deliver strong succession planning interventions across the business to ensure there is a strong pipeline of talent in the managerial populations
  • Be the reference point to act as a coach and mentor to the senior teams in how to deal effectively with both conduct and capability issues


  • Experienced Senior HR Manager/Head of HR ideally within the automotive sector
  • Strong leader with the ability and experience of creating cultural transformation
  • Strong team player
  • Very strong relationship building, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Someone that others will trust with sensitive data and information
  • Strong & courageous, especially when standing up for what is right
  • Inquisitive, operating with an open mind
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to operate at all levels of the organisation
  • Intellectually strong, ability to absorb and assess a situation quickly drawing the appropriate conclusions
  • Balanced & emotionally resilient to be able to drive change despite setbacks and challenges
  • Strong IT and data skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Extensive knowledge of how the business works and understanding of the commercial environment the business operates in
  • Ability to display empathy and sensitivity towards people
  • Ability to deliver and receive criticism in an open and clear way

Team and Stakeholders

The Head of HR will be supported by a team of an HR Administrator and a Recruitment Co-ordinator that report directly to them. The Head of HR will be part of a wider team of senior HR leaders across the other 3 Motus UK divisions and will have a dotted reporting line to the Chief People Officer of Motus UK. the implementation of HR Strategy for Motus Truck & Van through cultural transformation to ensure the commercial aims of the business are achieved. This strategy will aim to make Motus Truck & Van an employer of choice by creating an environment which delivers high levels of employee engagement. The role will be responsible for all elements of the HR portfolio: overall strategy & direction, employee relations, reward, transactional excellence, policy, resourcing, training and development.

  • Location: Mercedes-Benz Vans & Trucks Welham Green
  • Contact Name: Abby

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