Term                           Permanent contract

Salary & benefits      0.6FTE £40,000 per annum (to be pro-rata’ed)

Up to 10% employers pension contribution

25 days holiday pa pro rata rising by 1 day per year to a max of 30

Employee Life Assurance Scheme

Season Ticket Loan

Cycle scheme

Working hours          0.6 FTE, 21 hours (hours and days to be discussed)

Place of work             Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich SE10 9NN

Reports to                  Chief Executive


The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich is looking for a part-time HR Manager, People and Talent to provide extensive people and talent management for our approx. 250 staff and volunteers. We are one of London’s most popular visitor attractions at the heart of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site welcoming 1.5m visitors annually.

This is a truly exciting time to join the organisation - we are embarking on our most ambitious transformation to become an extraordinary cultural destination. We are doing this by exemplifying our values of Bold | Embracing | Imaginative | Resilient. With a dynamic new Chief Executive and a highly engaged Board we are looking to attract a small number of passionate and talented people capable of driving our organisation to its aspiration. We are looking for people who want to deepen and strengthen their own already excellent skills, to join our talented and engaged team: in our recent staff and volunteer survey 97% of our team said they were proud to work at the Old Royal Naval College.

The HR Manager is being recruited to provide extensive people and talent management across the organisation. This is a key role reporting directly to the CEO and supporting the Board, particularly in shaping a newly created People and Talent Management Committee. This new Committee demonstrates the organisation’s commitment to talent cultivation. The HR Manager will be instrumental in influencing and driving ambitious people plans for this growing, dynamic organisation.

The successful candidate will be dynamic and ambitious: ready to shape and develop the organisation through a period of exciting transformation. S/he will develop and implement a people and talent management strategy working closely with the CEO to support the 250 strong staff and volunteer team to achieve their ultimate ambition of becoming an extraordinary cultural destination.

The HR Manager will be responsible for resourcing – securing and retaining talent in the organisation. S/he will develop a strengthened performance management and reward scheme. And s/he will set the direction for induction, learning and development and disseminate brand values throughout the organisation. The role comprises an all-round HR service for the Old Royal Naval College drawing on support from external HR advisers as necessary. Whilst this is a stand-alone role some administrative support will be available for the provision of day to day HR services.

The Old Royal Naval College employs c100 staff and also has c150 volunteers.

Download the full job description and person specification here. For an informal conversation about the role please contact Simon Morgan [email protected]

Application instructions

  • Please send your CV and a short covering letter to [email protected]
  • The closing date is 12 noon on Tuesday 29 May. First interviews will be held on Monday 4 or Tuesday 5 June. Second interviews will be held w/c 11 June.
  • Your covering letter should be no more than two sides in length and should clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the role and the person specification.

Please note that if you have not heard from us by Friday 1 June you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.