Office of the Principal

Location
St Andrews, Fife
Salary
Salary by negotiation
Posted
26 Apr 2021
Closes
10 May 2021
Ref
AC2188MR
Specialist Area
Organisational Development
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CIPD Membership
Non CIPD member

Applications are sought by the University of St Andrews for a Vice-Principal People and Diversity. The role holder will be a member of the senior management team and will report directly to the Principal and Vice-Chancellor.

You will be responsible for the delivery of the University’s ambition that equality, diversity and inclusion should be at the heart of the University’s experience, providing strategic leadership to the delivery of our human resources, organisational, EDI, and mediation services. The post-holder will have oversight of the delivery of dependable and connected services and a staff and student culture that emphasises wellbeing and high-performance.

Working with the University’s Head of EDI, the Director of HR, and the Heads of Director of Organisational and Staff Development Services and Mediation and Wellbeing, and their respective teams, you will contribute to the delivery of the University’s People Strategy (2020-) that underpins one of the core themes in the University’s Strategy 2018-23: ‘Diverse St Andrews’. You will drive an approach that empowers our whole community, students and staff, to embrace, a shift in culture.

This full-time post is envisaged as an excellent opportunity for a mid-to-senior career academic, or a professional with strategic HR experience and a track record of embedding diversity in complex organisations. An understanding of the University environment is desirable; as are familiarity with HR and Organisational Development practices, together with a demonstrable knowledge and experience of good practice relating to equality, diversity, and inclusivity. A successful internal University candidate will be seconded from their existing role.

Applicants should also submit a CV and a letter of application setting out their fit with, and vision for, the role as described.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Alastair Merrill, Vice-Principal Governance (vpgov@st-andrews.ac.uk) or Professor Lorna Milne, Master and Deputy Principal (master@st-andrews.ac.uk).

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) communities, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in senior posts at the University.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our multiple accreditations and awards, as listed on: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Closing date: 10 May 2021.                                             

Interview date: Late May-Early June.

We encourage applicants to apply online at www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/welcome.aspx; however if you are unable to do this, please call +44 (0)1334 462571 for an application pack. 

Please quote ref: AC2188MR.                        

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland (No SC013532).