Director of Human Resources

Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University is a new generation university with a strong orientation to employment, offering courses which are professional, practice-based and industry related. Through our teaching and research, we are well placed to make a major contribution to social, cultural, educational and economic development.

We are seeking an exceptional Director of Human Resources with the expertise, skill and personal attributes to provide inspirational leadership and strategic direction to the Human Resources Directorate and University.

As a key member of the University Senior Management Team, you will be responsible for providing the strategic and operational HR framework that supports the University in recruiting, retaining and developing outstanding staff and will play a key role in the University’s transformation programme which was launched earlier this year. The Director of Human Resources will provide a key interface across all areas of the University and have the ability to build strong working relationships with senior managers, stakeholders, unions and suppliers.

You will have proven experience of offering robust and expert HR advice and ensuring good practice is followed. This post will be based in High Wycombe, with travel to our campuses in Uxbridge, Aylesbury and Missenden Abbey.

You will be a proven HR leader, ideally with director level experience, with a track record of delivering a strategic HR agenda within a complex organisation. You will be CIPD qualified and educated to a degree level standard or equivalent, be familiar in the management of complex HR issues and large scale change.

Experience of working in a Higher Education environment would be advantageous, but not essential.

What we offer in return is a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday package and excellent development opportunities.

For an informal discussion with the Vice-Chancellor please contact Sarah Hunter, PA to the Vice-Chancellor, at or 01494 522 141 extension 5113.

All applications are to be made online at The University operates an anonymised shortlisting process and therefore if you upload a CV or other documents as part of your application these must not include your name and personal details.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, Buckinghamshire New University will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EAA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.

Buckinghamshire New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.

Interviews will be held on Friday 9 February 2018

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