Head of Human Resources - Strode College
We are recruiting for a dynamic Head of HR with a strong HR generalist background and previous experience in a senior HR role. With a minimum of 4 years HR management experience, a L5 CIPD qualification you will have a track-record of delivering results and supporting wider organisational development. This post will join the college’s senior management team.
As Head of HR you will own our people strategy and work closely with the CEO to make sure that HR practices supports the strategic direction for Strode College. You will build strong relationships with the rest of the senior leadership team, your peers, staff across the organisation and our recognised unions to ensure high levels of staff engagement and a positive employee relations culture. For this reason, we want someone with ambition, drive and a vision for a modern, high quality HR service.
You will lead our small HR Team and be prepared to take a hands-on approach when needed. We want the Head of HR to be capable of challenging the status quo and coming up with new ideas along the way whilst keeping our culture and values alive. Able to develop and maintain user focused HR processes and systems and manage HR casework (including obtaining legal support) you must have an understanding of the best approaches to be adopted in effectively organising, developing and motivating staff in an ever-changing work environment; the ability to inspire, influence and persuade others and to negotiate to get results. You’ll need to be resilient and determined and have the ability to remain focused and calm under pressure.
This is a fantastic and exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join an exceptional College, add value and make a real difference from day one. Previous experience of working in a College is not essential but an understanding and appreciation of the challenges facing education would be an advantage.