Head of HR

Salary negotiable
12 Oct 2017
06 Nov 2017
Specialist Area
HR function
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Contract Type
Full Time

Penna is working with De Montfort University to find their Head of HR; this is a time of positive change for the university, making this a great time to help shape its future.
The university has approximately 3,000 staff with around 350 managers; the Human Resources team consist of 40 people who sit under People & Organisational Development. 

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, relevant research and a sector-leading student experience. A culturally rich university with a palpable commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. DMU is proud to be recognised as a university ranked Gold under the recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The award is recognition of the consistently outstanding teaching and learning on offer at DMU and the extraordinary impact that has on our students.

The role:

You will be joining a team sitting within the directorate of People & Organisational Development to lead the HR function and become part of the directorate leadership team.  

You will be part of leading the People Strategy focused on supporting and enabling the workforce to deliver the ambitious aims of the university strategy. As Head of Human Resources you will play a significant role in that delivery, ensuring that the processes and style attract and retain the best staff; they will support and enable performance excellence, and will incentivise, reward and nurture talent as well as supporting the wellbeing of their people.

Candidate profile:

The successful candidate will be an experienced HR leader with excellent HR/Employment law knowledge and experience with a strong commitment to service delivery and enhancement. Ideally you would also have experience of overseeing a Payroll function and working with SAP. You will be able to balance delivery on the ambitious change agenda, alongside ensuring that HR provides a consistently professional service to the university.

A key focus for the role will be to offer a robust HR offering along with supporting the HR team in personal development. The new Head of HR will provide clarity of vision and ensure that strategic plans are achievable and delivered.    

As part of DMU, you will be part of a growing HR team, with exciting professional development opportunities. Additionally there is an attractive annual leave and benefits package.

If you feel this may be your next step in your career please apply

For a confidential discussion please call Christine Carey on 02073327707 or Joe Lyons on 020 7332 7752.

Closing Date: 6th November 2017

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