People Engagement & Cultural Change Manager

Salary: £42,120 to £49,553
Location type: Hybrid worker
Work Location: South East/London Hub
Vacancy type: Fixed Term, 35 hours per week
Closing date: 9 April 2024
Interview date: 12 April 2024

A bit about us

We are recruiting for an Employee Experience, Engagement and People Plan Project Manager to report into our Assistant Director Employee Experience and to take responsibility for managing our employee engagement platforms, projects and communications.

This is a really key role for the RSPCA and is a great opportunity for you to be at the heart of our People Engagement and Cultural Change work at a very exciting time, as the RSPCA moves from a transactional to a transformational engagement approach.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract role, for 35 hours per week and will be offered on a hybrid working contract, so you will be based at home with travel to our London office in Blackfriars for key meetings and collaboration.

Are you ready to be part of our journey and make a difference?


We offer a wide range of benefits to recognise your contributions at RSPCA.

  • 35 hour week
  • Great Annual Leave benefits – 25 days annual leave on joining increasing each year to a maximum of 31 days (pro rata for part-time)
  • Additional Society day around Christmas.
  • Flexibility in hours – with the introduction of Core Hours staff can work their 35 hours flexibly across Monday to Friday. Core hours are 10.00am – 15.00 (please note this isn’t available for our frontline animal care roles)
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Career development through our in-house Learning & Development training
  • Charity worker discounts: Access to hundreds of discounts across many retailers, travel, insurance & cinema tickets.
  • Dog friendly offices at our London & South East Hub! (Subject to eligibility criteria).

What a day might look like for you

We know it is a cliche but at the RSPCA, no two days are the same and within this role, you will find each day rewarding and challenging.

You will be responsible for the management of a wide variety of initiatives related to the RSPCA’s People Plan. You will take the lead on planning, reporting, evaluating and on ensuring that KPIs are met.

You will be at the forefront of some really key pieces of work, such as managing our employee engagement platform, which will allow for wider engagement with staff across the Society. You will carry out pulse surveys and ‘Employee Voice’ surveys and will then take the lead on analysing the results of the survey, taking action on what employees are asking for and for updating the employees on the progress of these actions.

You will work on our Employee Value Proposition project and will work with the Head of Internal Communications to deliver an innovative approach to employee communications and engagement. Supporting the development of the RSPCA employer brand and our culture.

This is a truly collaborative role and you will work very closely with our Health and Safety experts to project manage the implementation of a new Health and Safety system. As Project Manager you will manage the  process from inception, through the implementation phase and to the roll out of the chosen system.

What makes a great Employee Experience, Engagement and People Plan Project Manager?

To succeed within this role, you must have strong, proven employee engagement skills, along with successful Project Management skills and the desire and ability to work collaboratively across an organisation.

We are going through a very exciting period of transformational change, so we are keen to hire someone who is able to embrace change and bring colleagues together on the journey.

This role also requires someone who has proven:

  • Ability to project manage large scale projects, with the ability to take projects from design through to delivery.
  • Strong planning and organisation acumen with the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Evidence of being able to take initiatives and persisting in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks.
  • Sound decision making and judgement across a range of HR activities.
  • Ability to ascertain key facts and assess situations in order to take the most appropriate action.
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of various teams across an organisation.

1st stage interviews will be held on the 12th of April. 

Final note from us & good luck with your application!

We are really lucky that some of our roles attract a high level of interest and for this reason we review applications as they are received, unfortunately on some occasions this means roles may close earlier than advertised; so early submissions are highly recommended. 

We want to ensure we do all we can to give you a positive candidate experience through our recruitment. Whilst we do try to give feedback where we can, sometimes due to receiving high levels of applications, this may not always be possible

We recognise that a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential to achieving our core mission. For this reason we actively encourage a wide diversity of applications – in particular from members of minority ethnic groups, and people with disabilities – as these candidates are currently under-represented at the RSPCA.

Should you need any support with your application or interview process please contact

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