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Head of People

Motorsport UK

Motorsport UK is committed to placing members at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to inspire and enable more people to participate in our sport in a safe, fair, fun, inclusive and progressive environment.

9 Mar 2023
Full Time
Closing date
24 Mar 2023

Who are Motorsport UK?

Motorsport UK unites communities through a shared passion and love of the sport. 50,000 licence holders, 10,000 volunteer marshals and 4,000 officials alongside millions of vibrant fans are active week in, week out, doing what they love.

Whether that’s the speed of drag racing, the close battles of circuit racing, the precision of AutoSOLOs or the social enjoyment of Touring Assemblies, the community is vibrant and alive.

At Motorsport UK, a team of 70 dedicated staff work as passionately as the members, driving forward values of integrity, innovation, collaboration and commitment in everything that’s delivered.

Your journey to make a difference at Motorsport UK begins today!

What's the opportunity?

Motorsport UK is committed to developing and maintaining a high performance culture through the delivery of an aligned people strategy.

Reporting to the CEO, the Head of People will be responsible for delivering the end-to-end HR service; ranging from administration, through to strategic initiatives as part of the Senior Management Team.

This is a standalone HR position, so the candidate will need a broad knowledge of all HR disciplines, as well as the ability to balance the operational and the strategic.

What can you expect to be doing?

  • Acting as the primary point of contact for all HR and people-related matters. Assisting with day-to-day queries and support.
  • Driving and enhancing the people strategy to best support the wider objectives of Motorsport UK and the Senior Management Team.
  • Building on the recent launch of Motorsport UK's core values; continuing to embed and champion a high performance culture within day-to-day activities.
  • Taking a lead on the implementation of recruitment and selection processes which maximise Motorsport UK's ability to attract top talent in all areas.
  • Managing the organisations online People Management Platform.
  • Working with Senior Management and Remuneration Committee to ensure alignment between our benefits package, market trends, and available resource.
  • Ensuring the successful implementation of Motorsport UK's performance and development processes; working closely with line managers to support the growth of their people.
  • Working closely with the Head of Sustainability to develop and enhance the internal EDI programme.
  • Managing end-to-end employee relations matters, liaising with external legal counsel, and providing pastoral care and support where required.
  • Champion first-class communication across our people, inc. Staff Surveys and All Hands briefings.

Who are we looking for?

At Motorsport UK, we understand that our people will shape our success, and ultimately define our value to the motorsport community.

We're looking for people who can demonstrate that they're as passionate as our members, embracing and championing our core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Commitment, and Integrity.

Below are some of the experiences, knowledge, and skills that we believe will be vital for this role:

  • Proven experience at a senior HR level, preferably within fast-paced high performing organisations.
  • A strong HR generalist knowledge-base and skill set, with previous experience operating in a standalone position.
  • An ability to balance day-to-day operational activities with the need for planning and strategic pursuits.
  • Evidence of implementing new ways of working to improve both efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Previous experience of professionally managing challenging conversations and sensitive situations.
  • A flexible, collaborative approach to problem solving.
  • The ability to demonstrate excellent time, prioritisation, and workload management skills.
  • A strong understanding of employment law and its application.
  • An ability to demonstrate a performance and results driven approach.
  • Strong process skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • A relevant post-graduate and / or CIPD qualification.
  • The ability to travel to and from the Motorsport UK offices in Bicester, Oxfordshire.
  • Eligible to work in the UK.

What else is on offer for you?

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • 10% pension contribution from Motorsport UK
  • Private medical cover
  • Holistic wellbeing support
  • Life assurance and income protection
  • Breakdown cover
  • Free on-site parking
  • A chance to work in the exciting world of motorsport
  • Access to a host of other staff benefits

Where will you be based?

Home for us is in the heart of ‘Motorsport Valley’. Specifically, we’re located within the Heritage Quarter of the fantastic Bicester Motion site, Oxfordshire.

The UK’s only hub for historic motoring excellence, Bicester Heritage boasts over 45 specialist automotive and motorsport businesses. Founded in 2013 the 444 acre former WW2 RAF Bomber Training Station is all about driving the future of the past.

Our purpose built office space accommodates the near 70 committed people who passionately work for the betterment of our sport.

We’re big on creating the conditions for organic collaboration. However, we respect that some flexibility goes a long way towards supporting a healthy work-life balance. That’s why we operate a hybrid working policy whereby staff spend four days in the office, with the option to work remotely for the fifth.

For further details on the role and opportunity, please click here.

How to Apply

To apply for this vacancy, please click 'Apply Now' to email a copy of your CV and Cover Letter to our recruitment team.

In the subject line of your email, please use the following format: “HP/0123 Application – Your Name”.

Please be sure to include insight into your current notice period, your salary expectations for the position, and any dates on which you would be unavailable for interview.

Motorsport UK is an equal opportunities organisation. Our mission is to celebrate and enable participation in motorsport in a safe, fair, fun, inclusive and progressive environment. As an organisation we are committed to fostering a workplace where everyone can perform at their best whatever their background. We therefore encourage applications across all ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations and gender identities.

At Motorsport UK we believe in encouraging a healthy balance between in person team cooperation and giving our people flexibility to help manage their life outside of work. For us we think the right balance is a day at home and the rest of week in the office. This may be subject to variation depending on the role.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Legal, Regulatory & HR
Salary information
£55,000 - 65,000

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