Milton Keynes College

Chief People Officer

£75,000 Per Annum
19 Mar 2019
01 Apr 2019
Vacancy Filler
HR / Training
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
GFE College

Location: Milton Keynes
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £75,000 per annum
Closing Date: Monday 1st April 2019 at 4 pm 
Interviews: Assessment day Monday 8th April 2019


The Further Education (FE) sector in England is experiencing a climate of unprecedented change and turbulence, but also of opportunity. Within this context, Milton Keynes College is in an excellent position to thrive and grow. Located as it is, in the fastest growing city in the country.

Milton Keynes is a vibrant and dynamic city, home to some of the biggest brands, thriving SME’s and the most ambitious of entrepreneurs. Critical to its ongoing success is the provision of people with the right skills, and that’s where MK College, as the largest further education and training provider in Milton Keynes, makes a substantial contribution to its development.

Our people support the development of both employers and students; creating connections that result in a mutual benefit and positive impact on our economy and community. People and partnerships are at the heart of everything we do and enable us to deliver on our promise to ‘transform lives through learning’.

We employ over 1,500 people operating across multiple locations, with a diverse range of operations. We have a strong foundation and an effective team in place, however, maintaining the ambition to continuously improve and unlock potential is a key priority for us.

As our new Chief People Officer you will play a critical role in shaping our future and helping us to realise our potential.

We are looking for a suitably qualified and commercially oriented strategic leader who can evidence successful leadership and implementation of organisational culture & change in a large organisation. 

As a member of the Executive Team reporting directly to the CEO, you will be a highly effective business partner with strategic vision and ability to influence at all levels. You will have a proven track record in leading teams, driving accountability and performance-improvement whilst being committed to supporting diversity and empowering staff to succeed. 

We are looking for an individual with ambition, energy, and focus. If you are confident you can help us realise our potential and want to play a vital part in the next stage of our journey we’d love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion with Dr Julie Mills, Principal & Chief Executive, or to arrange a visit, please contact Liz Bolitho on 01908 637007 to arrange a time which is mutually convenient.  


More about the rewards

  • 35 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays Pro Rata, Per Annum
  • Amazing discounts with NUS card, ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment
  • Access to an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hub
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Tax-free childcare scheme
  • Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
  • Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme
  • 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme
  • Plus many more…

More about the College

Milton Keynes College is proud to be an open and inclusive general Further Education College welcoming learners of all levels and delivering an exceptional educational experience. The College offers a broad range of qualifications with more than 3,000 16 – 18-year-old full-time students studying vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education at our campuses in Milton Keynes.

In addition, the College delivers employability and skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres. For nearly 30 years, we have worked with offenders in both custody, and the wider community and from 1st  April 2019, we will be working with 19 prisons across England; this includes 13 prisons which make up the Long Term High-Security Estate, and 6 category B, C & D men’s prisons.

Milton Keynes College is a committed safer recruitment employer. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions, therefore, undergo a thorough onboarding process to include DBS for all positions.

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We want to develop a more diverse workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The College is proactively committed to Sustainable Development through the learning opportunities it delivers, its management of resources and its engagement with communities.

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