Head of Talent

University College London - UCL Human Resources - Organisational Development

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 9. The salary range will be £55,163 - £59,981 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

University College London (UCL) is one of the world's top universities. Based in the heart of London, it is a modern, outward-looking institution. At its establishment in 1826, UCL was radical and responsive to the needs of society. It was the first university to make higher education affordable and accessible to all, regardless of their race, gender or religion and the first to offer systematic education in important areas such as laws, modern foreign languages, engineering and medicine.

The founding principles of academic excellence and research aimed at addressing real-world problems continue to inform our ethos to this day. UCL is a truly international community with nearly one-third of the University’s staff are from outside the UK. UCL currently employs around 12,000 staff, and annual turnover exceeds £1.2 billion.

This newly created role will establish and lead UCL’s decentralised approach to talent development that meets UCL’s needs and set a new standard of excellence across the Higher Education Sector. The role will be fully integrated as part of a newly formed, high performing Organisational Development team, working to ensure UCL is successful in attracting, appointing, developing and retaining diverse, world leading talent.

You will be a highly motivational individual with the personal credibility and ability to form strong and lasting relationships across the University. You will be able to build relationships with academics and maximise their expertise. You will bring a strong track record and significant experience in the development and implementation of talent management frameworks and development strategies. We are particularly interested in learning from other sectors, outside of higher education, as talent management is a relatively under-developed area in the sector. 

You will be able to drive high performance and measurable output from colleagues that do not report to you. With outstanding organisational skills, you will be able to prioritise in the face of competing demands, whilst ensuring high levels of accuracy are maintained. Your excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills will enable you to be a key member of a high performing team.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the role or the application process, please contact Daniel Perrett on +44(0)20 3108 8800.

Closing Date: 3 June 2018
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

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