Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Executive Director of Human Resources will be responsible for providing strategic professional HR leadership to the University. The postholder will be tasked with providing an effective and agile HR operational service and ensuring that the University has in place systems, policies and practices to facilitate a high performing culture. The Director will play an important role helping to drive through the ongoing transformation programme across the university. The Director will serve as trusted adviser on HR matters to the Vice-Chancellor, Chair of Council and senior leaders. The Director is a member of the University Leadership Team.
Candidates will have extensive senior-level generalist HR experience to complement an appropriate professional qualification. They must have successfully led and delivered change in a people-based organisation with complex internal structures and industrial relations. They must demonstrate a strong commitment and proven ability to establish positive, collaborative relationships with others. Candidates must demonstrate a strong personal values set, as well as the ability to lead, develop and motivate a team with a strong customer focus. The appointee must command the confidence of senior colleagues. The successful candidate must bring vision and ambition to the role. Candidates may – but need not – come from the Higher Education sector.