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Director of People Strategy & Organisational Development

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Director of People Strategy & Organisational Development


Do you have what it takes to lead the development of a people-centred culture, focusing on people and organisational strategies and building excellent employee relations through robust engagement and delivery? If so, you could be just what we’re looking for!


We’re looking to recruit a talented and experienced HR professional who believes in the importance of putting people first so that everyone can perform at their best and enjoy the great benefits of working for our soon-to-be merged college.


The merger is planned for August between Highbury College and Portsmouth College. It is proposed that this merger will create the City of Portsmouth College, a place to inspire learning and empower individuals, communities, and employers to grow and succeed.


We want our new Director of People Strategy and Organisational Development to be with us at the start of our journey and so if you are looking for your next move, now is the time to join us.


About Us

As we approach merger, our two colleges are harnessing their strengths to provide a single, clear identity. Portsmouth College is a successful sixth form college and Highbury College is a great general further education college.  The proposed merged College will employ over 500 staff delivering to around 6,500 students each year.

We offer excellent staff benefits including generous holidays and great on-site facilities.


About You

You are a successful HR professional who puts people at the heart of your thinking and delivers consistently on HR priorities. Possessing inspirational leadership skills, you will already share our values which are;

Aspiration – to inspire others to grow and achieve.

Supportive – encouraging, compassionate and understanding.

Respect for all-inclusivity through promoting diversity and tolerance.

Social Responsibility – supporting sustainability and outward-looking.

Innovation – creating new and different opportunities through learning, behaviours and as role models


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For more details about the job role and person specification, employment at the College, the consultation document and how to apply please click 'apply'

Closing date for applications:           5th July 2021

Interview date:                                  12th July 2021


For more details and an informal discussion about this role please contact Vanessa Rhodes, Recruitment Consultant, on 07713 976658

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