Director of Human Resources

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The University of Roehampton is seeking an exceptional leader as its new Director of HR. This is an opportunity for an outstanding HR professional to build upon a function which has become integral to the success of the University and its students in recent years.

At the University of Roehampton we change lives by helping our students to develop the confidence, knowledge and adaptability they need for a successful graduate career and fulfilling life.

We have a proud and distinguished history dating back to the 1840s. Through the oldest of our four Colleges, Whitelands, we have provided higher education to women for longer than any other university in the country. Our values come from this rich history, built on community, engagement and partnership. Our staff today create world-class research that informs policy, enriches culture and improves people’s lives.

We are based on a beautiful and vibrant parkland campus, in the heart of south-west London, with excellent facilities for learning, teaching and working.

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor & Director of Finance, the Director of Human Resources will provide overall strategic and operational leadership for HR, ensuring delivery of an excellent service across the University. The Director of Human Resources will play a leading role in ensuring that Roehampton continues to provide an environment built on mutual trust, which recognises and rewards the commitment of staff and gives them opportunities to develop.

The successful candidate will have significant experience gained in a complex organisation, ideally although not restricted to the Higher Education sector.  You should have a degree or equivalent level qualification, be professionally qualified, and have a deep understanding of modern practice in HR and employment law. The Director of Human Resources will possess the ability to establish effective relationships quickly, be articulate and engaging and be able to influence stakeholders and their decision making. This is a key leadership role designed to ensure HR can support the University’s strategic ambitions.

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Closing date for CV’s and cover letters will be Friday 16th November 2018 at midday.


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