Are you an experienced Senior HR professional with public sector/higher education experience, seeking a short-term interim contract, to cover the next three months?
A leading Oxfordshire based academic institution are seeking a highly credible individual to cover a period of permanent recruitment for a newly created Head of HR position. The Head of HR will lead the HR offering, providing strategic direction to the organisation, advising and managing a merger, aligning policy and procedure, and ensuring a positive and collaborative culture is embedded throughout the business.
As the Head of HR, you will report the the Head of Administration, and will have five direct reports. This is a wide ranging varied role, which will lead on the provision of people related support, strategic project work, developing policy and procedure, planning and governance, and will oversee the administrative support for communications and engagement.
The Head of HR will be a vibrant, energetic and innovative HR leader, who will be accountable for the delivery of the HR offering throughout the organisation. You will be a credible individual, with sound judgement and the capacity to deal with sometime challenging situations, with tact, discretion and integrity.
Applicants will have significant HR experience within a managerial position, experience of leading a HR support function, and proven experience of managing change, engaging positively with senior leaders and staff groups. It is expected that suitable candidates will have the CIPD Level qualification, or significant relevant HR leadership experience.
This position is offered on a hybrid basis, with c.2/3 days worked in the office and at home, depending on the needs of the team/organisation.
To be considered, due to the nature of the role, and the requirement to hit the ground running in this interim position, it is essential that you have prior public sector or higher education experience.
Please do not hesitate in applying today should you be interested in discussing this exceptional opportunity further.