The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) is a community benefit society and cooperative working to develop healthy, happy communities living active and connected lives. Our vision is for a society where people have the autonomy, capacity, resources and skills to become the architects of their own destiny; where our individual wellbeing is recognised as being bound up in our collective responsibility to and dependency on each other; and where all of us feel empowered as agents of social change

Outcomes for the role:

  • Work with our managers and leaders to deliver their people priorities. Aligning with the core TAWS values
  • Work with managers and design systems and processes that encourage them to take ownership of managing their teams
  • Design processes and systems that encourage all employees to take ownership of their own performance, careers and learning.
  • Work with managers to identify and develop their talent
  • Work with the Assistant Director – Funding & Human Resourcing to take lead responsibility for the learning and development across the organisation
  • Deliver Diversity and Inclusion interventions to raise awareness, encourage open and honest conversations and allow our people to be themselves at work
  • Work with people managers to support them to identify, build relationships with and attract future talent
  • Provide development for managers on how to facilitate team reviews, setting goals and measuring results and how to have regular and human conversations
  • Work to create a seamless employee experience (with the HR team and other support functions).

Who you are?

Good general operational HR experience – CIPD level 5 (or equivalent experience). Experience in 3rd sector and/or and SME organisation would enable you to understand quickly the challenges and the opportunities, but what is more important is that you understand how people tick and are constantly striving to empower managers and leaders within the organisation.

Key attributes:

  • A real interest in what we do
  • Able to roll your sleeves up and get involved – but ensuring that the longer-term people agenda outcomes is focused on
  • A progressive, non-bureaucratic approach to HR
  • A view that too much employee relations activity is a fail for the organisation
  • An ability to work in an agile way
  • An appropriate balance between challenging and supporting managers to ensure help make better decisions
  • Excellent relationship building and communication, with the ability to move between listening to, guiding and coaching others at all levels
  • The ability to make quick, sound decisions based on knowledge and judgment
  • Common sense – always spots opportunities to simplify and improve processes to drive better results
  • Marketing, communication and presentation skills to facilitate projects and initiatives


  • Health Shield – discounted health benefit against eye examinations/prescriptions.
  • +Plus EAP (counselling and DRs on call 24hrs a day)
  • Death in Service – 4 times your salary paid to the beneficiary.
  • Nest Pension – 8% paid by TAWS 3 % paid by the employee.
  • Annual Leave – 25-29 days AL plus 5 wellbeing days
  • Flexible working.
  • Circa £30,000 FTE

Closing date: Sunday 20 June 2021

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