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Director of Human Resources

Herefordshire, Ludlow & North Shropshire College
Hereford, Herefordshire
£78,407.04 – annual salary
Closing date
7 Apr 2024

Job Details

Director of Human Resources

£78,407.04 – annual salary

£16,387 – annual employer pension contribution (LGPS 20.9%)

45 days holiday (including bank holidays)

Based in Hereford with travel to other sites in Herefordshire and Shropshire

Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College is a high quality, student-focussed and financially strong college. We deliver a wide range of academic and vocational courses to over 9,000 students throughout Herefordshire and Shropshire. You will join a team committed to achieving the very best outcomes for all our staff and students and the highest Ofsted grades. Our approach seeks the best from all staff and students, and we are committed to supportive teamwork, openness and integrity.

The role of Director of Human Resources calls for outstanding leadership and excellence in personnel and payroll management (LGPS and TPA pension schemes), staff development, safer recruitment, health and safety, safeguarding quality assurance audit and staff equality, diversity and inclusion. 

The successful candidate will be an inspirational senior manager with a demonstrable track record in providing a professional and effective service to all staff and managers. Applicants must be CIPD qualified to level 5 as a minimum and be a Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Development .

A good working knowledge of current employment legislation and guidance is essential together with a good working knowledge of payroll provision, staff development issues and procedures, heath and safety legislation and arrangements and current EDI practices.

A vision and enthusiasm for the successful future of the College is expected as well as a strong commitment and flexible approach to problem solving. The ability to manage resources effectively within budgetary constraints and to inspire and motivate others is essential.

HLNSC is committed to safeguarding including the Prevent Duty by promoting the welfare of all students and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

This post includes a comprehensive package of employee benefits, including a competitive salary, above average holiday entitlement, eligibility to join the Local Government pension scheme with excellent financial contributions of 20.9 % by the College and pension death in service grant of 3 x salary, generous occupational sickness, maternity, paternity and shared parental leave pay schemes.

In addition, there are a high number of free on-site parking bays, access to a range of free CPD events, professional qualifications and recreational courses, flexible working policy, eye care voucher scheme, cycle to work scheme, wellbeing support and employee assistance programme, use of free on-site gymnasium, reduced fees for on-site children’s nursery, access to competitively priced food outlets, access to on-site training restaurant and occasional free hairdressing and beauty treatments.

Visit our website at email or telephone (01432) 365429 for a job description and application pack. For an informal discussion please contact Dave Williams, Principal, on 01432 365300.

Closing Date: Sunday 7th April 2024.

Assessment and interview Dates: Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th April 2024.

All shortlisted candidates will be required for 16th April after which some candidates will invited for final interview on 17th April.


We work together to boost skills and improve knowledge right across the region, contributing to increased economic prosperity, innovation and inspiration. 

From A Levels to apprenticeships, vocational courses to higher education – there’s something for everyone.  

Our five colleges boast excellent, modern facilities including specialist workshops, professional training restaurants, salons, science labs, equestrian centres, domestic and exotic animals and more. There’s been recent investment and renovation across all campuses. 

You will be given the opportunity to excel and succeed in your learning by our well-qualified and highly professional teachers. 

The vast majority of our students progress to higher level courses, including university studies, and then into employment. 

The College is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, with our students’ attitudes and behaviours ‘outstanding’. 

Timetables are structured to fit in with the demands of young people living in our rural communities, and our students consistently report high levels of satisfaction. 

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