Director of People

Closing Date 21 Feb 2024

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Contract Type: Permanent 
Salary: £73,354.32 - £81,504.80
Hours: 37.5 hours

The ACC Liverpool Group operates the city's waterfront event campus – the interconnected M&S Bank Arena, ACC Liverpool and Exhibition Centre Liverpool - as well as ticketing agency Ticket Quarter and the Pullman Liverpool Hotel. 

Playing a leading role in shining a spotlight on Liverpool, we have successfully staged a wide array of national and international events over the last 15 years, developing our offer to that of a world-class provider of venue and event services.  Our people have been at the heart of our successes to date and continue to take centre stage in our organisational priorities.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR leader to become a valued member of our Senior Management Team, leading our people strategies, initiatives and services. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to use their experience to help deliver our business vision and strategy through an active role supporting our ongoing transformation journey.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated leader with experience across the full employment life cycle, an excellent understanding of UK employment law and people practices, and the ability to cultivate collaborative working relationships within our senior management team and across the wider business.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for overseeing the People department, leading a team of 5 (with two direct reports of People Manager an OD Manager)  to deliver a highly professional HR service across the employee lifecycle, employee relations, performance management, wellbeing, equality, diversity and inclusion, learning and development, talent management and succession, employee communications and engagement, through to upskilling managers and leaders on how to effectively manage people practices across a hybrid and diverse workforce.

The ideal candidate will have experience of developing and delivering a variety of people strategies to support the organisations goals and ambitions. In addition, they will have experience in developing culture change programmes, leadership and management programmes and implementing HR systems to improve organisational efficiency and deliver responsive people management services.

The successful candidate will have experience in unionised environments, TUPE and all areas of employee relations. Experience of operating local government pension schemes and local government terms and conditions is not essential but is advantageous.

The candidate will need to be enthusiastic, a team player and crucially passionate about people and creating the best possible workplace for our employees to thrive and reach their true potential. If you have drive, ambition and wish to play a part in The ACC Liverpool Group’s continuing success story this could be just the job for you.

To apply for this position please complete the Application Form which can be found by clicking on the link below:

Please note, we may close this vacancy before the stated closing date if we receive sufficient applications for the position. Therefore, if you are interested in this position, please submit your application form as soon as possible.

Closing Date: Wednesday 21st February 2024

Interview Dates:

First stage - Wednesday 28th February 2024 (shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than Friday 23rd February 2024).   

Second stage -  Morning of Tuesday 5th March 2024 (shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than Thursday 29th February 2024).

For further information, assistance, or to obtain information or documents in other accessible formats, please contact the HR Team on 0151 239 6084 or email

Company Benefits

We are an award winning, world class venue and our people are at the heart of everything that we do. Recognition and reward is of huge importance to us at the ACC Liverpool Group, and just some of the benefits staff can enjoy include:

- an enhanced holiday scheme, which increases with length of service

- an excellent local government defined benefit pension scheme

- access to a premium health care policy, which includes an employee assistant line and contributions  towards a wide range of medical costs, such as dental and optical and staff discounts.

- enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes

- an excellent sickness pay scheme

- free onsite parking right in the heart of the city centre

- agile working and flexi time policies, where appropriate and in line with business needs

- a dedicated wellbeing strategy to support staff when at work