Director of People

The Royal Star and Garter Homes

Hampton, Middlesex

  • Location

    Hampton, Middlesex

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    22 April 2019

  • Client

    The Royal Star and Garter Homes

Ref: GSe52298

For more than a century The Royal Star & Garter Homes has provided outstanding care to disabled veterans. Established in the shadow of the First World War, the charity honours our nation’s promise to support the military family in their time of need.

We have award-winning Homes in Solihull, Surbiton and a new Home opening in High Wycombe.  We are hugely proud of our heritage, but are firmly focused on delivering our mission to meet the needs of veterans today and of generations to come. 40,000 veterans will be living with dementia in 2020, and the need for our high quality care increases every year.

Over the next five years we will invest to at least double the number of veterans we support, and also offer greater choice and flexibility to our beneficiaries.  With growing services comes growing infrastructure. We now seek an experienced and passionate HR professional who will lead an empowering, people-centred culture. Reporting to the Chief Executive with a seat on the Executive Team, you will be an advocate for our staff and volunteers and build people practices aligned to our values. You will develop and implement a people plan and organisational design that enables our future growth by building capability, engagement and performance in our brilliant people.

The successful candidate will have senior management level experience and a successful track record of leading a team, ideally in the adult social care or health sector. You will have strong influencing skills, commitment to our values, a track record of strategic and operational delivery and experience of driving innovation.

Closing date5pm on Monday 22nd April 2019
Preliminary InterviewsW/c 29th April and w/c 6th May 2019
Final Panel Intervieww/c 20th May
How to apply

The Director of People will be selected on the basis of a combination of a written application and interview. To apply for the role, please provide the following:

  • an up to date CV (maximum 3 pages);
  • a supporting statement that addresses all of the bulleted criteria set out in the Person Specification and tells us why you are interested in this role;
  • the names and contact details of two referees who we may contact after the shortlisting stage (please note that we will not take up these references without advising you first). 


Please ensure that you complete the equalities monitoring questionnaire that automatically appears on the GatenbySanderson website as you complete your application with us online. This form will not be disclosed to anyone involved in assessing your application.

Applications should be submitted via the GatenbySanderson website

Please contact the GatenbySanderson team on if you experience any difficulties when uploading your application.

We are committed to supporting the principle that everyone should have the same opportunities for employment, development and progression. This should be based on their ability, competence and suitability for the role. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. 

If you have a disability, please indicate in your application whether you need any specific assistance or adjustments to enable you to be interviewed.


Contact details
Juliet Brown: 0113 205 6089

Mark Bate: 0113 205 6288