Director Of Human Resources And Organisational Development

University of West London

The University of West London (UWL) takes pride in the exceptional learning experience it provides for all its students alongside its strong professional connections and impactful applied research. It inspires students to become ‘creative professionals’ and connects them to exciting and rewarding careers with 97% in employment within 6 months of leaving the institution. In addition, the last two years has seen an almost unprecedented rise in the rankings placing the University at 56th in the recent Sunday Times Good University Guide. This combined with investment in the estate of over £150million and a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) makes it comfortably the best modern university in London.

The University has a diverse workforce of some 800 staff with two campuses in Ealing and Brentford. A new Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development is sought who will operate as a leading member of the senior team, leading strategic and cultural change. The sector is facing significant challenges with pressure to show increasing value for money for students, demonstrable social investment and financial efficiency. All of this has implications for staff development, performance management, business processes, and HR systems.

The ideal candidate will be a proven HR leader, ideally with director level experience, who has a track record of delivering change and organizational development. The ability to work as a strategic member of the top team, willing to take strong decisions where needed is critical, as is the ability to build an effective, high-performing team. 

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The closing date for applications, in the form of a CV and cover letter, will be 28 November 2017.

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