Head of Policy and Employee Relations

Derby DE22 1GB
£55,650 to £63,176 per annum
22 Aug 2019
18 Sep 2019
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us
Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work. Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress. 

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years. 

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff. 

The Role
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and talented senior HR professional to join a friendly, professional team within a diverse and exciting organisation. Spread across multiple sites with a range of roles and working arrangements, you will need to be able to establish and maintain policy and processes to align with and support the delivery of our strategic priorities, with flexibility that complements our diversity, whilst providing assurance, strong and consistent governance and process.  

You will have exceptional and current employment law knowledge, experience of leading complex HR change projects, and highly developed analytical and written communication skills, as well as the ability to guide, challenge and partner colleagues at all levels in the organisation. Knowledge of the sector and experience in pay and reward would be a distinct advantage, as would a proven ability to develop colleagues around you.


  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Competitive, family friendly reward packages
  • Opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme
  • Discount savings scheme and extensive staff discounts on accredited courses for yourself or family to study here at the University
  • Cycle2Work scheme and subsidised travel
  • Vast programme of training courses and secondment opportunities
  • Local recognition scheme

For more information and to apply, please click the “Apply” button below.

Closing date: Wednesday, 18th September 2019.

Interview date: Wednesday, 2nd October 2019.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.

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