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Head of HR

The University of Edinburgh - CSG; Human Resources Department

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £53,348 to £60,222 per annum (Grade 9)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 8th July 2022
Job Ref: 4383
 

Full Time; 35hrs per week

We are looking for an experienced Head of HR to join our HR Partnering team supporting our 4500+ Professional Services colleagues. As a member of our extended HR Executive, you will work closely with the Vice Principals, Directors and senior leaders, as well as our team of Heads of HR supporting our three Colleges and three Professional Service Groups.

The Opportunity

As one of our two Heads of HR for PSG, you will lead a team of 5 HR Partners providing a comprehensive professional HR service supporting strategic and operational activity to the 1800+ staff in the University Secretary's Group (USG) and Information Services Group (ISG). You will have a keen understanding of and a strong enthusiasm for the strategic potential of HR in the University’s development.  You will be used to working closely with senior and executive leaders, providing expert advice and constructive challenge where required.

 As a key member of the wider HR Executive team, you will support and enable the transformation of HR within the University by contributing to the development and implementation of change.  Working widely with colleagues to encourage and establish new ways of working with HR, you will lead our transition to a continuously improving operating model.

What you’ll bring

You will bring extensive experience in an HR management or leadership role underpinned by broad experience gained in generalist and specialist HR roles, and apply this in developing your team.

You’ll have clear leadership skills, with a pragmatic mind-set to balance the legal implications, risk appetite and business need of your departments. You will provide direction and expert advice in the resolution of complex HR casework and exercise strong influencing and facilitation skills to constructively challenge established ways of working to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

You will have excellent problem solving skills, applying them to identify the appropriate course of action in relation to wide ranging challenges.

Click here to view the full job description.

Interviews will take place w/c 18th July, 2022.

As a valued member of our team you can expect: 

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Click to access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided. The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

On this occasion the University will not consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this role. International workers will therefore only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK. 

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