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Salary: £50,000 pro rata
Benefits: 27 days holiday (increasing to 30 days after 5 years of service) plus 4% matched pension contribution, Sick Scheme
Location: Helen Bamber Foundation office , Camden and Old Street, London
Hours: 22.5 hours per week, 3 days per week, 1-2 days in the office
Closing date: 9am, Monday 


About us

The Helen Bamber Foundation (HBF) is a Human Rights charity supporting survivors of trafficking and torture. The people we work with have been subjected to the worst kind of atrocities, including religious and political persecution, forced labour, sexual exploitation, gender-based and honour-based violence.


About the role

The Head of People is a new role for the organisation and you will be joining us at an exciting time, as we are moving into new offices and seek to drive forward our new 2025-2030 strategy. This role will play a pivotal role in implementing our objective to be an employer of choice, maintaining and evolving our strong team culture, and strengthening our position as leader in evidence based management and leadership practices.  In this role you will be supported to develop the capacity, capability and human resource systems of the organisation to achieve impact at scale with a strong and effective team and will work in close collaboration with the CEO, the members of the Executive Leadership Team and Management Team as well as the Senior HR and Operations Officer.

You will provide leadership in developing and implementing our People and Culture strategic objectives. Some of your immediate priorities will be undertaking a review of our current policies and systems, preparing for our Pay and Benefits Review and setting up a Wellbeing Review and Consultation. You will also be asked to undertake a review of our equality, diversity and inclusion policy and the accompanying anti-racism action plan. You will bring your expertise in people and human resources to help secure the organisation’s  long-term sustainability and impact.

It is an exciting time to be joining us and you will help ensure we build upon our success to date to increase impact, income and team satisfaction.  We would like to hear from you, whatever your background. We do not believe that prior charity experience is necessary for this role, please do apply if you believe you have the skills, experience and confidence to make a people and strategic contribution to our ambition to grow impact with our team.



Recruitment Process

Please note that you will require the right to work in the UK and the successful candidate will be offered the job subject to suitable references and a DBS check. If appointed, you will be required to give your consent to HBF to receive regular updates on your criminal records status throughout your employment.

Please submit an up to date CV and a covering letter, no longer than 2 pages, by 9am on 1st July 2024 by outlining your relevant skills and experience, as well as how your previous experience that matches the listed responsibilities and person specification to Please state in your covering letter when you would be available to start the role. Longlisted candidates are scheduled to be invited to a short introductory interview of 15 minutes on the 9th or 10th July.  Shortlisted candidates are scheduled to be invited to interview in the week commencing 15th July and will be conducted either in person or where needed via Zoom.

We particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian, Minority-Ethnic, refugee and migrant backgrounds.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about the role please contact Kerry Smith, Chief Executive Officer at

We are proud to be a member of the Experts by Experience Employment Network (, which aims to increase representation of people with lived experience in the charitable sector. Please feel free to use information and resources at which may help in preparing your job application.


Equal Opportunities

The Helen Bamber Foundation and Asylum Aid is an equal opportunities and Living Wage employer. We are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as we are keen to make sure that our staff, trustees, volunteers and ambassadors reflect the communities we serve and the wider community we work in at every level within the organisation. We particularly welcome applications from Minority Ethnicities.


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