If your next step in your career is to be a HR Director then you will usually have 5-10 + years experience in HR be fully qualified and a member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD).
A HR Director is usually a role in a larger organisation and a senior member of staff. In this role you will be responsible for every aspect of HR. You will usually have a HR Manager underneath you as well as other HR professionals and you will be responsible for their development and success in the HR department.
As well as managing the overall HR for a business you will also need to be able to manage the team of people who are helping you to manage all aspects of HR.
If you are looking at how you could set out your covering letter, please see the below example:
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HR Director Cover Letter Example
Application for the post of HR Director
I am a senior and very experienced HR professional who is seeking a new challenge and very interested in the HR Director role that you have advertised in (which publication and when).
I have worked as HR Manager for over 7 years now and feel that I am now ready to move up to a HR Director level. Over the past two years I have been working closely with my HR Director and learning new skills, setting company budgets, KPI’s, changing procedures and implementing them to the better of the business.
I feel that I am a very experienced manager of HR and also of people. I have excellent people management skills and I feel that I have an excellent background that enables me to be able to make decisions to improve the success of a business.
I have enclosed my CV which outlines my experiences but should you want any more information, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you.