Head of Human Resources

Harper Adams University

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a challenging and diverse role as Head of Human Resources at Harper Adams University.  The University specialises in teaching, research and knowledge transfer in the agricultural, food, land-based and environmental disciplines and is host to over a fifth of the UK’s undergraduate agricultural students. It has an outstanding record of achievement in teaching quality, graduate employability and in the National Student Survey and a reputation for delivering teaching, applied research and knowledge exchange that is directly relevant to industry.  The University is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables.  Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Further information about the University is available via our website at www.harper-adams.ac.uk

The role of Head of Human Resources is critical to ensuring that we are able to recruit and retain the excellent staff that we need to deliver the very best student experience, high quality teaching, research and knowledge transfer activities.  The Head of Human Resources will help shape the development of the University and establish appropriate strategic and operational plans in relation to Human Resources, and lead and manage the Human Resources Team ensuring that the Team is meeting performance targets and delivering a high quality service to all stakeholders.

Reporting to the University Secretary, the Head of Human Resources will need to work effectively with the managers and staff of the University as well as members of the Board of Governors in order to ensure we have the right mix of skills and expertise in our staffing.  Leading a team of 5 people, we are looking for a responsive and committed professional with a proven track record in the delivery of a people focussed agenda.  

Application Procedure

To see the Job Description and apply for the role, please use the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme at jobs.harper-adams.ac.uk

Applications should be submitted no later than noon on Wednesday 24 January 2018.  Interviews will take place on Friday 2 February 2018.

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