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HR Manager (Strategic Delivery)

University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent
Grade 9: £51,799 to £58,279 per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2022
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Closing Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022
Reference: CSF-546-22

It's an exciting time at the University of Kent as we look to launch our new People & Culture strategy 2025. Setting out our six areas of focus for the next three years, and the people and culture activities which will help us realise our Institutional Plan as a leading civic university, with a dual focus on education & student experience and research & innovation, our strategy describes our vision of what good looks like as a dynamic, creative and inclusive institution.

The newly-created role of HR Manager (Strategic Delivery) will play a pivotal role in bringing our new People & Culture strategy to life. An excellent communicator, with the ability to engage our diverse workforce, you'll help us launch our strategy and coordinate progress of delivery across all of the six areas of focus in the Strategy - including Employee Engagement for which you will be responsible.   

You'll help to develop best practice across the central and seven local (devolved) HR teams, tapping into the knowledge of our world-leading research academics and local HR teams, to ensure all Kent people have a consistent high-quality experience of working at the University, whether that's on our Canterbury or Medway campuses, or at one of our centres in Brussels and Paris.  

Looking further ahead, you'll also play a leading role in developing our next generation, transformational People & Culture strategy for the period 2025 to 2030.  

This is a fabulous opportunity to join a busy, vibrant and talented HR&OD team and wider HR community in one of the UK’s leading universities.  It would suit a positive, energetic and enthusiastic HR/engagement professional who is looking to take the next step in their career and to really make a difference.  

In return, we can offer a friendly, open and collaborative working environment along with great staff benefits, including: 

•    Hybrid working options allowing a flexible blend of office and home working
•    Very generous annual leave 
•    An excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions
•    A fantastic and beautiful campus, including many sport and recreational facilities available to staff members

If you're interested in joining the team, please visit our website to view the Job Description and Person Specification. If you believe you meet the essential criteria we would welcome an application. To apply you'll need to complete the application form on our website and upload the following:

•    Up to date CV
•    A covering letter of no more than 2 pages that addresses your suitability for the role

Interviews will take place no later than week commencing 15th August 2022 but may be sooner. Please note you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than the published date should a suitable candidate be secured. 

For further information on the application process, please contact us at quoting reference number CSF-546-22

To apply, please visit our website and click the Apply button on this advert. 

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