“Find us an HR Director for a business that needs turning around. And make sure they have the potential to succeed our Group HR Director in the short to medium term.” That was our brief from News UK, one of the world’s leading global media organisations boasting trusted brands such as The Sun, The Sunday Times, Talksport and Virgin Radio.
News UK retained JSS HR on an exclusive basis to carry out a search for the right person. What made this particularly challenging was the fact we needed to find someone who was both operational and strategic. The individual we put forward came from a FTSE 50 organisation where they were considered a high performer.
By quickly identifying areas where the business could improve, the new hire made a significant impact. Within one year they were leading a major organisational transformation for the COO in the News UK Head Office in London. They were also key in elevating the platform for Human Resources. As a result of their contribution, they were promoted to Chief People Officer in September 2021.
North East London integrated Care Board serves the population of North East London across eight local authority areas. They were formed on the 1st of July 2022 following the Health and Care Act 2022 and replaced North East London Clinical Commissioning Group. We were tasked to support the Chief People Officer in forming an Interim Human Resources function which incorporated a range of roles from Band 8a through to Band 9