Associate Director - People Strategy

Salford, Greater Manchester
04 May 2021
30 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Director, People Strategy

Passionate, motivated, unstoppable – that’s just the profile of our diverse range of students, customers, and partners. So, you will need to more than match these qualities if you are to succeed in leading the People Strategy team within the University’s HR Division. If you’re passionate about building strong relationships and are motivated by driving forward the delivery of strategic projects and programmes of cultural change and are unstoppable in your pursuit of delivering outstanding customer outcomes, then read on…….

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate Director, People Strategy to champion, develop and deliver leading edge strategic HR projects which will enable the achievement of the University’s strategic aims. The role will focus on organisational design, EDI, talent & workforce planning, leadership development, performance, and engagement and communication. In delivering these key workstreams, you will ensure the University is positioned strongly within the Higher Education sector.

This is a key role which reports directly to the Director of Human Resource and Organisational Development. The post holder will also work closely with the Associate Director, HR Operations in developing the HR policy framework to ensure that the University’s procedures are customer friendly and focus on delivering a great workplace for our colleagues.

The ideal candidate will have a background in initiating and delivering HR projects. You will be excited by innovation and change, be able to respond and adapt to a quickly changing environment and will have wide-ranging experience of providing leadership in a complex environment. Your career to date will have seen you take responsibility for building strong relationships across organisational boundaries demonstrating a high degree of resilience together with proven communication, influencing and negotiation skills.

The City of Salford is in the heart of Greater Manchester and there’s never been a better time to be joining the University. The main university campus sits just next to Peel Park, the meadows and the River Irwell providing valued green spaces in the bustling A6 corridor. Investment in our estate matches the ambitions of the city region with over £300m planned in campus facilities over the next 10 years – starting with our new £65m science building.

This is an unrivalled opportunity to be part of an ambitious organisation that is really going places. To be part of Salford’s story and help to shape our future.

To apply for this role, please submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) together with a supporting statement (no more than 2 pages of A4) setting out your interest in the role and how you meet the required criteria set out in the job specification/person specification at

First stage interviews will be held on the 17th June, with final stage interviews taking place on 2nd July.   Please diarise these dates accordingly.

If you would like an informal discussion on any aspect of the role prior to making a formal application, please email Alison Graham, PA to the Interim Director of HR & OD at  who will make the necessary arrangements.

We are committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness, and equality for all our employees and potential employees. Applications are therefore welcomed from individuals of all backgrounds as we strive to reflect a rich diversity throughout our organisation

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