Head of HR – Central Oxford – Salary £42,000 - £50,000 depending on experience– Ref No 21354
Head of HR
An exciting opportunity in an open, friendly and welcoming environment with an employer who values diversity and difference as necessary elements of a vibrant intellectual culture and who are strongly committed to providing a fair working environment which promotes equality, respect and inclusion.
This Head of HR role will focus on the development and delivery of human resource policies, legal compliance and best practice in the College for Fellows, academic and non-academic staff.
Head of HR Responsibilities
As the Head of HR some of your duties will include:
- Supporting the Principal, Bursar, Senior Tutor and senior College staff with human resources guidance
- Managing recruitment processes
- Leading on training and development initiatives
- Delivering inductions
- Offering welfare support to staff
- Managing staff disciplinary and grievance cases and related investigations
Head of HR Rewards
As the Head of HR you will receive the following benefits:
- You will be entitled to the very generous USS pension scheme
- Free meals in College when on duty
- 25 days annual leave, pro-rata in year of joining in addition to the College closed period (5 days at Christmas) plus Bank Holidays
This College is one of the 39 constituent colleges of the University of Oxford and engenders friendly and close relationships not only among students and tutors, but across the whole body of people who work there. They pride themselves on offering previously excluded constituencies access to an Oxford education.
Head of HR Experience
An excellent understanding and working knowledge of UK employment law, good practice, and data protection legislation is essential. (For complex employment matters, external advice is available).
This is a high profile role with strong support from the Bursar and Principal and we are looking for an individual with a resilient and pragmatic approach who is able to offer solution-oriented human resources advice and show emotional intelligence and discretion in handling sensitive personnel matters. Previous experience in a further education/ university setting would be an advantage. It is important for the post holder to have demonstrated experience in ensuring equality and fairness at work, in a lively and diverse academic community.
Applicants must be educated to degree level or equivalent, hold an appropriate professional qualification (CIPD or equivalent) and have proven experience in HR management. Familiarity with human resources issues in higher education is desirable. The post requires excellent communication, negotiation and facilitation skills, energy, tact, initiative, and enthusiasm. You will be instrumental in delivering cultural shift and driving forward HR policies and procedures and will be experienced at managing a variety of employment contract types.
Applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in senior college posts within this setting. This is an equal opportunities employer.
Based in Central Oxford, there is no parking on-site, however the College is situated close by to several public transport links.
How to Apply for this Head of HR role
Please apply online with an up-to-date CV and cover letter
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