Head of Talent Job Description Template Guide

This will act as a guide and you may have specific requirements that relate to your business and sector.

Below is a list of key duties we’d expect to see when putting together a job description:

Key Duties:

  • Identifying organisational needs for their talent offering.
  • Creating and implementing a commercially viable talent acquisition strategy.
  • Demonstrate how this will improve recruitment, retention and commercial performance.
  • Managing a talent team with development and commercial success as a key driver.
  • Managing individual and team training programmes.
  • Planning regular employee performance reviews and delivering reports to Key Stakeholders and Management.
  • Developing and implementing employee retention programmes and strategies.
  • Understanding workforce planning and resource forecasting.
  • Identifying skills gaps, developing solutions and strategies to address these.
  • Understanding the current recruitment trends.
  • Tailor programmes to the organisation’s markets to identify the impact upon the business.
  • Developing long-term talent plans with future trends and forecasts.
  • Developing and implementing strategies to attract diverse candidates to all areas of the business
    Monitoring and reporting on staff retention.

Below is a list of key qualifications we’d expect to see when putting together a job description:


We often find that experience in a role and specific skills gained whilst working are of primary concern to employers there will often also be the requirement for specific qualifications.

  • Some may require Degree Education.
  • Being educated to a degree level is often desirable.
  • CIPD qualifications are often requested and expected.
  • Alternatively, graduates with a level-7 qualification will be in high demand.
  • MBA in HR management is also another option.
  • Some employers will also welcome a BTEC HNC/HND in HR management.

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