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Director of Human Resources

University of Exeter - People Services

Location: Exeter
Salary: Competitive dependent on knowledge, skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th March 2019
Closes: 29th April 2019
Job Ref: P67176

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive  universities.  We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

The University is now seeking an exceptional individual to take on the role of Director of Human Resources,leading our HR service and playing a central role in enabling our leading institution to tackle the challenges and embrace the opportunities of a continually evolving global higher education sector. Our success in recent years has been built upon strong foundations of leadership, governance and management, a sector leading partnership with our students and a continued focus on performance. "Supporting our people to make the exceptional happen" is a fundamental goal in our strategic plan,as such the appointment of our new Director is a critical appointment.Reporting to the Registrar and Secretary the Director plays a full role in the Vice Chancellor's Executive Group and is a mainstay strategic position in the University's senior team.  

The University seeks candidates who can support, develop and take forward our ambitious people strategy and ensure the HR service is professional, forward looking, innovative, customer service focused and efficient. Candidates will be able to demonstrate strong influencing skills up to Board level, ensuring the people focus feeds into everything we do.  We welcome applications from outside the higher education sector but candidates must bring credibility in their discipline, a strong values set recognising that universities are truly individual institutions that transform lives and an appreciation of a knowledge led environment.

For more information on this exciting role please visit using reference number AQ465. For a confidential discussion please contact our advisors Ed Pritchard (07980 817927) or Carolyn Coates (07825 871 944).

Closing date for applications is midday Monday 29 April 2019. Final interviews are likely to be held on the 14th June with preliminary interviews with Anderson Quigley held during w/c 13th May.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and holds an institutional Athena SWAN Silver award. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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