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Director, Talent & Performance Management

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Posting Date: 05-Dec-2018

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 14589
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division VP, Human Resources & Corporate Services
Dept. / Bus. Group Human Resources
Business Unit Talent Management
Contract Type Regular
Contract Length
Posting End Date 19/12/2018 




The Director leads the HR centre of expertise (CoE) which delivers the Bank’s effective talent and performance management approach. This approach is designed to improve leaders’ and employees’ performance and engagement and to proactively develop a pipeline of diverse talent to support the delivery of the organisational strategy and the continued modernisation of the Bank’s culture.  The Director is a member of the HR Management Team, reporting directly to the MD, Human Resources & Organisational Development.


Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Drives the development and implementation of Talent and Performance objectives under the Bank’s People Plan including:
    • Enhancing career development and promoting a high performance culture
    • Using existing and new frameworks to encourage proactive talent acquisition, planning and mobilisation of talent across the Bank
    • Continuously building organisational capability and improve employee engagement and retention of key talent.
  • Responsible for the delivery of an effective and efficient Talent Acquisition and Management function, including ensuring the business is proactively planning for future talent requirements, designing career frameworks and ensures mechanisms are available to enable the Bank to attract and recruit top calibre candidates.
  • Responsible for effective and targeted delivery of Talent Development for the Bank, such as reviewing current development programmes and establishing a sustainable global learning architecture.
  • Responsible for reviewing and re-setting the Bank’s competency frameworks with clear guidance and support tools.
  • Leads the creation and sustainment of high quality and cost efficient programmes, systems, processes, policies and tools that enable talent assessment and development of individuals and teams.
  • Continually measures and assesses the effectiveness and business impact of all talent programmes and initiatives to ensure intended outcomes are being achieved and improvement opportunities are identified.
  • Works collaboratively with HR Management Team (HRMT) peers to develop and implement integrated HR solutions, reduce silos and support business strategy, budget and people needs.
  • Prepares of Board papers and the presentation / communications of information on CoE initiatives
  • Responsible for Performance and Talent Management budget (c.£3m), including managing suppliers ensuring that the services provided are cost effective and meet the needs of the Bank.
  • Leads the Bank’s Diversity Agenda by defining and reinforcing the D&I goals, implementing actions, promoting education and working closely with networks.  
  • Leads the Bank’s Staff Engagement programme including the measurement and action planning to support cultural change, including the accountability of the associated education and communication plans.
  • Directly accountable for the engagement and effective overall management of staff including recruitment, compensation (as agreed with the Head of Department, if applicable), performance management, coaching and development.
  • Champion and role model the Bank’s Behavioural Competencies and Corporate Behaviours, ensuring adherence within the team(s) so that the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct are exhibited at all times.


Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Business, Organisational Psychology, Human Resources or related area) or equivalent work experience. 
  • Extensive demonstrated HR experience in a complex, demanding client environment. Multiple HR specialism experience desirable (e.g. Talent Acquisition, Executive Recruitment, Talent Development, D&I).
  • Demonstrated effective team leadership and management experience, including proven track record of effectively delivering results through people and removing barriers to implement change. 
  • Experience of delivering an organisation Talent Management Strategy.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and delivering leadership and employee development programmes.
  • Excellent client management and communication (oral and written) skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience of successfully building effective relationships with and influencing senior level executives.
  • Experience delivering organisational change, including ability to influence and lead cultural change through leadership, policy development and learning strategies.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and retain oversight and delivery of multiple work programmes.
  • Experience managing large functional budgets and supplier contract management.
  • Strong commitment to continuous improvement.



Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does.  A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.

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