Writing a cover letter for the job role of HR Director.
If you are looking to be a HR Director then you need to have a great deal of experience in a HR role. Typically the route into HR is through the channels starting at HR Assistant and working through to Adviser role then Manager and up to Director.
You can study HR qualifications through University but the majority of people tend to study for the HR qualification CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) whilst they are working in a HR role.
To be a HR Director you will be expected to have at least 5 + years experience in various HR roles and ideally in a generalist role so that you have a generalist background to be able to manage all areas and teams with the HR department you are responsible for.
A HR Director is a very senior and important role within usually a large business and salaries are typically from £50,000 per annum upwards depending on the size of the business structure and role.
As a HR Director you would be responsible for:
Overall responsibility of the HR Department – managing the key team of HR Managers, Advisers, Assistants etc.Developing and introducing new policies and procedures into the business
Advising and coaching Managers on new procedures and how to deal with their staff
Monitoring each department and dealing with any problems that come to light
Look at the priorities in HR and devise and implement any changes
Controls performance management tools and looks at development of staff and staff retention Monitors KPI’s set for the HR department and other teams
This is a very senior role and one with a lot of responsibility. Over the years of working through HR and relevant qualifications you will have built up the right amount of experience to do this role well. It is not usual to go into a HR Director role without having a solid background in HR.
HR Director Cover Letter
Dear HR / Recruitment Manger,
I am submitting the attached CV in order to apply for the HR Director position at your company.
I possess valuable experience within this area due to my past human resource related and other administrative related employment. From these opportunities, I gained many skills such as providing accurate job description, arranging work schedules and defining priorities, documentation processes as well as a good understanding of record retention and I have successfully managed reporting and presentation requirements for large corporations in varied areas. I have also achieved qualifications including a 2:1 Degree in HR Management as well as certification in Global Professional of Human Resources (GPHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR),
I am aware that an HR Director needs excellent personal relationship communication skills. For this reason, as my background and experience is within HR Management, I would make an excellent candidate for this position.
If you require any further details, or to arrange an interview, please feel free to contact me at any time at your convenience.