Head of HR

We are seeking a new Head of HR to lead our Human Resources department in delivering recruitment, business partnering, employee development, payroll and systems services across the University. 

As the Head of HR, you will work closely with the Vice-Chancellor and his Team to create and deliver strategies that will help the University attract, retain and develop its talent, ensuring an efficient and customer focused service at all times.  You will manage the HR Business Partnering function and provide advice and guidance to key stakeholders on complex Employee Relations matters, recruitment, workforce planning and organisational design. 

To be successful in this post, you will have a Post Graduate CIPD qualification (or experience to the equivalent level) and chartered membership of the CIPD (MCIPD).  You will have significant experience of UK Employment Law and complex Employee Relations case work with a background in providing professional advice to stakeholders on strategic issues.   You should have experience in using HR information systems (including Core and Workday) and in overseeing a payroll function.  You will also have a strong track record of leading change management projects and can speak to your experiences in working across a full HR function within a medium to large organization (preferably across the Higher Education sector) including HR, Learning and Development, Payroll and Recruitment.

You will do well in this role if you have a high level of emotional intelligence, can build trust across your team and with your stakeholders and if you are a true team player who enjoys working collaboratively, embraces change and has a ‘can do’ mentality. 

This is your opportunity to make an exceptional leadership contribution to Regent’s University London, in a way that delivers on the University's mission to develop tomorrow’s global leaders.  

About us

'Expect the Exceptional'

Regent’s University London is a private university with a stunning Central London campus, right in the heart of Royal Regent’s Park. We offer a premium undergraduate and postgraduate education that begins with the individual - focussing on each student’s talent, potential and aspirations.

Personalised education is what we do. We believe that every student is unique and exceptional, and so too is every Regent’s experience. We have long-established strengths in business, management, liberal arts, creativity and design, languages, psychology and psychotherapy, and we’re developing more programmes in technology and entrepreneurship.

We are one of the most internationally diverse universities in the UK, drawing students from 140 countries around the world. Our mission is to Develop Tomorrow’s Global Leaders and a Regent’s education is designed to create changemakers that have a positive impact on the world.

We ourselves are determined to live up to that mission by developing an organisational structure and ‘operating system’ that is fit for the times we live in. We’ve embarked on an exciting change agenda (implementing a flatter, agile structure, devising new ways of working, developing an ambitious growth plan), all accelerated by our joining Galileo Global Education - a major, multinational educational provider comprising 120,000 students across 45 institutions in 13 countries.

This is an exciting time to be joining a distinctive UK university with an ambitious change agenda and the support of a major, multinational educational provider.

How to apply

Please provide a statement outlining why you are suitable for the role, referencing your skills and experience against the Person Specification (within the Job Description) along with a current CV.

Please upload your documents in pdf format where possible.

Closing date: 23:45pm on Monday 30th November

Interviews will be held on 10th, 11th and 14th December.  

Our goal is to foster and celebrate a diverse and inclusive workplace with a sense of belonging; we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives and backgrounds.

We are committed to tackling systemic inequalities by being proactive in creating opportunities for people from under-represented groups. We particularly welcome applications from women and anyone who is from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, along with applications from anyone who considers themselves to have a disability.

 Unfortunately, we will be unable to consider your application if you do not already have the right to work in the UK. We are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this post.

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