Animal care with a human touch

At MWI Animal Health we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures for our patients, our customers and our people. We offer a supportive environment, competitive salaries and benefits and a chance to help change our industry. We welcome employees from all sorts of backgrounds and when you join us, you'll become part of a team of people with experience in industries from across the U.K. We're a close-knit group united in our purpose to improve the lives of animals and people everywhere.

MWI Animal Health by the numbers
associates in the U.K.

We try to be transparent across the business. We're not pushy with clients. We're honest about how and when we can benefit their business. We keep them in the lead. We ask questions. We find out what they need and advise.

ROSS TURNER, specialist business manager

Find the right role for you

MWI Animal Health is looking for professionals interested in creating healthier futures and impacting the health of animals through the U.K.

Head of People

Role can be based in Castle Cary or stoke-on-trent

Position Summary:
Responsible to the Managing Director (MWI UK) and Senior HR Business Partner (MWI US). The Head of People has full responsibility for the Human Resources activity for the MWI Animal Health UK Group, with duties focusing on partnering with senior leadership in driving people management strategy and managing the HR team, procedures and processes.

Principle Responsibilities:
Partner with senior leadership to develop and implement HR strategy within the organisation working alongside business leaders. Lead and develop the UK HR team. Identify, implement and measure best practice.

Work closely with business leaders and line management providing expert guidance on a variety of HR matters; including attracting and developing talent, creating and engaging culture and work environment, and recognising and rewarding our associates. 

Develop effective HR procedures and policies to reflect business aims and focus. Advise on compliance and risk management issues. Work within and apply key business drivers to people management strategies. Ensure that managers and staff are fully aware of and adhere to HR policies. Introduce and drive change management initiatives. 

Overall responsibility of the recruitment process. Oversee investigations and complex employee relations issues including redundancy and grievance. 

Design and utilise a communications strategy that keeps all employees informed of key organisational issues. Evaluate and make recommendations on cost-effective training and development programmes; aligned with business objectives.

Act as the externally facing representative for HR for the organisation.

Role Requirements:
Extensive experience in a senior HR role
Qualified CIPD member
Ability to influence at all levels
Commercial acumen and credibility
Experience of managing a team
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Working knowledge of UK employment legislation
accomplished at working in a matrix organisation.

If you feel that your experience meets this qualification and you are looking for an exciting opportunity within a market leader, please apply, including an up to date copy of your CV and Cover letter.
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Ready to join the team?

We're looking for people from all walks of life interested in using their skills and expertise to create healthier futures and improve the lives of animals across the U.K. Want to see if you're a fit?
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