Director of Human Resources for Pilgrims’ Friend Society




We are flexible about your working location, although we would expect you to be in our head office in Central London around two days a week.

 About the role:

This is an important time to join Pilgrims’ Friend Society.  Our population is ageing significantly, and we are one of the leading evangelical Christian charities responding to the opportunities and challenges that this brings.   We have just embarked on an ambitious “Renewal Programme” to develop six new state of the art Christian care homes across the UK to help people have fulfilled lives when they can no longer live safely at home and, by partnering with local churches,  to be good news to older people who are lonely in the community. 

We are looking for a Director of HR to lead the charity through the challenges of building and recruiting the teams we need to deliver this Renewal Programme. You will also lead  the development of HR best practice across the organisation so that we have the right people with the right skills to deliver excellent Christian care through the challenges of the pandemic and at a time when there are national shortages of care workers.  

About you:

Our ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic HR leader who is experienced in: developing people; driving forward cross-organisational culture and change programmes; recruitment and retention strategies; and remuneration and reward. 

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience of working in a similar sized organisation (500 staff and £11m turnover) with a growth agenda.
  • Experience of leading an HR team.
  • Ability to engage others in setting a clear direction and in driving plans forward with energy and credibility.
  • Project management skills to deliver multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Qualified to CIPD Level 7 or with further relevant experience.

We have an occupational requirement that those in leadership positions, of which this post is one, are Christians able to fully subscribe to our Doctrinal basis under s9 of the Equality Act.

For more details and how to apply for the role, please download our candidate application pack which is available from our recruitment consultant’s website at

Registered Charity Number: 242266

Jobs 9 Nov 2020