The Executive Director of Human Resources leads the strategic direction of the HR function within UCL and is responsible for its operational efficiency, ensuring that it develops to meet UCL’s needs and strategic priorities. The Executive Director advises the Provost, Chief Operating Officer, the Provost’s Senior Management Team and a range of committees, including the UCL Council, Remuneration Committee and the HR Policy Committee, on employment related matters, to ensure that staff at UCL are managed effectively, fairly and consistently in line with UCL’s corporate values and statutory responsibilities
Significant and sustained experience as a HR professional at a requisite level of seniority (Director or Deputy Director). A comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the HR Service with a proven ability to translate strategy and policy into tangible outcomes and solutions. Demonstrable experience of effectively leading large teams, managing change and advising at Board level within a suitably complex organisation. A demonstrable understanding of the pressures and challenges faced by the UK higher education sector (or evidence of the ability to quickly gain such understanding). Commercially astute; with a level of numeracy that enables effective analysis of remuneration trends and pay benchmarking, auditing, modelling and forecasting. A proven track record of advancing equality, diversity and inclusion underpinned by an understanding of how these agendas can be successfully developed and delivered within a complex university environment (or equivalent). Evidence of establishing credibility with senior staff and engaging with multiple internal stakeholders to understand their requirements and deliver solutions that meet UCL’s strategic aims. Experience of forging demonstrably positive working relationships with trade unions and employee representatives. Possessing the requisite ambassadorial and communication skills to effectively represent UCL and its HR Service across a range of external stakeholders. Track record of delivering first class recruitment and retention strategies. Perceptive, with excellent judgement and highly developed emotional intelligence. Strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. Personal credibility with excellent negotiation and influencing skills. The ability to lead and motivate high performing teams. An articulate, diplomatic and persuasive communicator, both verbally and in writing. Experience of presenting clear and concise reports on complex issues at Board level. Consultative, able to work collaboratively while providing constructive challenge and holding senior colleagues to account. Possessing a high degree of integrity, honesty and openness. Resilient, able to work well in a fast-changing environment, sometimes under pressure and managing conflicting priorities. Education to degree level. Full membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development or equivalent. Evidence of continuing professional development
Executive Director of Human Resources , - Ref:1787620 Click here to go back to search results UCL Department / Division UCL Human Resources Location of position London Grade 10 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) Competitive salary plus benefits Duties and Responsibilities UCL is one of the world?s leading universities and one of the largest and most complex universities in the UK. Its ethos ? that excellence should go hand-in-hand with enriching society ? is as strong today as it was at its establishment in 1826. It was first university in England to welcome students of any religion, the first to welcome women on equal terms with men, and the first to hold both a Silver Athena SWAN award and a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award. It is currently ranked 10th worldwide in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, and performed outstandingly well in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, becoming the UK?s top-rated university for research strength. It also achieved Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework. With around 38,000 students, an annual income of over ?1.3bn and some 13,000 staff, every one of UCL?s employees is critical to its success. With the concept of ?Valuing Staff? sitting at the heart of the UCL 2034 Strategic Plan, the Executive Director of Human Resources will have a fantastic platform to build on, including ensuring the university is able to attract, develop and retain the outstanding talent needed to deliver its academic mission; fostering a more diverse and inclusive UCL community which reflects its position as London?s Global University; creating an environment where all UCL people are supported and valued leading to an inspired and engaged UCL community; and developing a leading-edge HR service that drives innovative people solutions across the institution. Key Requirements In delivering the above, the successful candidate will possess significant strategic leadership experience, gained in a large, complex organisation at a requisite level of seniority. S/he will bring a track record of creating a high impact, customer-focused, HR function that supports change and delivers continual improvement across a broad range of stakeholders. A proven ability to enhance staff engagement, advance equality, diversity and inclusion and deliver high-quality, value-for-money outcomes will also be vital. Further Details This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual who is genuinely committed to the mission and ethos of UCL and the wider purpose and values of higher education to deliver transformational impact through its people. A full recruitment information pack which includes a Job Description can be accessed at the bottom of this page. UCL has engaged the services of Odgers Berndtson to whom applications should be sent by the closing date of Monday 4th February 2019 at 17:00. For further information, including details of how to apply, please visit www.odgers.com/70221 . Please contact Nick Willis 020 7529 6305 or Kimberley Tiley 020 7529 6346 at Odgers Berndtson for all queries. 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. Closing Date 4 Feb 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 17:00 Interview date 15 April 2019 This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. UCL Executive Director of Human Resources Recruitment Information Pack
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