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Dearden HR are always looking for experienced HR professionals who have managed tough situations, especially within the NHS. The key requirement is the ability to deliver under difficult circumstances. 

Human Resources Director

This is a fantastic opportunity to the join Dearden HR team as we are actively recruiting for a Director.

You will learn business consultancy, develop your HR knowledge and skills and support further growth of the organisation whilst taking on managerial responsibility for marketing and some aspects of delivery.

Dearden HR is a highly successful consultancy business specialising in HR and workforce advice and support to clients. Dearden HR work closely with sister company, Kingsgate, to provide a total consultancy offering to client from turnaround, stabilisation and improvement to transformation.

The successful candidate will be an experienced HR professional with a knowledge of employee relations and change management. You will have a track record of delivery and a proven ability to form effective relationships combined with a capacity to learn and work hard. Based from home you will be able to work on consultancy projects in London and/or elsewhere around the UK. You will work well in a team and be equally content working on your own.

Prior knowledge and experience

·      University education to degree (Master’s level desirable) or equivalent

·      Considerable professional HR experience preferably at or near Board level and with a demonstrable track record of achievement

·      Consultancy experience an advantage but not essential

Who are we are

  • We are an established management consultancy specialising in HR and workforce related issues
  • We focus in particular on ‘doing difficult’ – complex employee relation issues, change management across systems, restructuring HR functions, reducing pay cost etc
  • We have a small team of consultants at the core of our business and we work with a close range of associates to provide specialist expertise and additional capacity when required
  • Most of our work is with the NHS and within healthcare, but we have also recently worked with independent schools and private sector organisations
  • We work as a team and share ideas and thoughts, and are supported by a dedicated back office team

 What we are not

  • We do what we say we are going to do – we don’t therefore promise the unachievable or fail to deliver
  • A consultancy that does everything; our focus is on HR and workforce
  • A consultancy where some people spend all their time winning work and others doing it; we all seek to win and do work

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter addressed to Mark Gammage to

Human Resources Consultant

Dearden HR is a successful consultancy business specialising in HR and workforce advice and support to clients. Dearden HR work closely with sister company Kingsgate to provide a total consultancy offering to client from turnaround, stabilisation and improvement to transformation.

Key responsibilities


  1. Delivering client work to a high standard – on time and to quality.
  2. Working with colleagues in the Dearden HR team to develop our service offering including developing new products.
  3. Assisting in working on pitches and proposals for potential new pieces of work. Initially these are likely to be within the NHS.
  4. Develop key working relationships with clients. Our ongoing relationships with clients are key to our ability to win future business.
  5. Becoming involved in all aspects of working in and running a small but rapidly growing business. This will therefore entail working on a variety of ad hoc projects and therefore a high degree of flexibility will be required. The nature of this role will be fluid and therefore many ad hoc projects will need to be completed as business need arises. Some of these may be administrative in nature but are key to the day-to-day running of the business.

Prior knowledge and experience

  • University education to degree (Masters level desirable) or equivalent
  • Considerable professional HR experience with a demonstrable track record of achievement
  • Experience working as an HR Business Partner or equivalent
  • Consultancy experience an advantage but not essential

Skills and attributes

Attitude of mind including curiosity and a genuine ability and willingness to learn are essential and are important than experience.

  • The ability to gain and develop trust with clients quickly and to be able to forge long term relationships
  • Evidence of ability and willingness to be able to gain credibility in front of clients with sound presentation skills and self-confidence
  • Able to show empathy and compassion whilst also being able to deal with issues decisively and effectively
  • Sound organisational and project management skills, being able to work to short deadlines
  • Curiosity and a keenness to learn
  • A sense of humour!


  • Willingness to work extra hours when required
  • IT literate – at least intermediate MS Office
  • Content to work on one’s own and as part of a team
  • Will need to be prepared to work anywhere in the UK as business demands

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to