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HR Director

Location: Newcastle

Salary: Attractive remuneration package

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 166688

NRG are delighted to be working exclusively with Ward Hadaway to recruit an HR Director to be based in Newcastle.

Established in 1988, Ward Hadaway are a leading regional law firm employing over 460 employees and 90 Partners with offices based in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join Ward Hadaway at a time where our people and clients are at the heart of everything we do.  We have an ambitious people strategy and are working towards being a great place to work.



  • Working with the Managing Partner to develop and implement a people plan to build a thriving culture that supports the Firm's growth plans and strategy.

  • Management and delivery of an effective and commercially focussed HR service across the Firm.

  • Leading and developing the HR team ensuring service standards are achieved and continually improved.

As Director of HR you will provide advice and leadership on matters that impact the size and shape of the organisation. You will be required to coach and guide senior stakeholders in relation to complex people matters and support the firm in developing and delivering change initiatives to underpin the firm’s strategy. You will lead the development of a high performance culture to support the firm’s growth, employee engagement and cultural ambitions.

We are looking for someone with an innovative and energetic approach to HR, who has a passion to drive and deliver change and continuous improvement. You will be a qualified CIPD member with solid generalist HR experience and a commercial and open mind set.

Due to the nature of working within a partnership culture the successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate their ability to influence stakeholders at different levels, deliver objectives despite resistance and work under pressure. Credibility and confidence are key.


For more information or to apply for the role please contact Jo Rawlinson (jorawlinson@nrgplc.com or 0191 260 4437.) The closing date for applications is 1st February.