Deputy Director of Human Resources

£60,905 - £73,000
30 Jul 2020
17 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

Salary: £60,905 - £73,000

Term: Open ended

FTE:1.0 (35 hours/week)

Closing date: 17/08/2020

The Human Resources (HR) Directorate at the University of Strathclyde is seeking an energetic, collaborative individual as its new Deputy Director of HR. An internal promotion within the department has created this exciting opportunity at what is a pivotal time for the delivery of the University’s ambitious People Strategy.

The HR Directorate delivers and supports on all aspects of the employment and development journey. We have a dedicated professional team of 58 staff (c.53 FTE) based on our main campus who care deeply about ensuring the best possible work experience for our University colleagues. As a team we are proud of the people oriented, socially progressive, values based approach we take to delivering our services. 

Underpinning all our efforts, is the University’s ambitious new People Strategy, launched earlier in 2020.   This will be instrumental the delivery of the Strathclyde 2025 Strategic Plan.   We are also currently procuring a new HR Payroll System that will provide the opportunity to redesign the way we deliver our services, allowing our HR teams to add real value to the work of our Faculties and Professional Services functions.  The Deputy Director of HR will play a key role in the successful delivery of these initiatives.

As Deputy Director of Human Resources, you will have strategic and operational responsibility for specific University-wide HR priorities, play a key role in the successful implementation of the University People Strategy and will act as formal deputy to the Director of Human Resources. You will lead the delivery of key elements of the strategic objectives and operational plans of the HR Directorate.

A graduate with CIPD membership, you will have a proven record of achievement in senior roles within Human Resource Management, the ability to think strategically, see the ‘big picture’ and to manage highly complex people problems and issues. Experience gained working in Higher Education or a similar complex unionised environment is an advantage.

Applications should be submitted by the closing date of 17 August 2020.

In order to apply, please complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter as a single document detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Your CV should cover your full career history and provide details of associated responsibilities and key achievements. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Applications should be made online at:

It is anticipated that informal interviews for this post will be held during week commencing 31 August, with formal interviews in week commencing 7 September.

For informal enquiries please contact:

Mr. Gordon Scott

Director of Human Resources

Human Resources Directorate

University of Strathclyde