Director of Human Resources
Contract Details: Full-time or substantial part-time considered (0.8 FTE)
The college is an ambitious education and skills provider which strives to inspire and support learners in their progression into future study and employment. Fundamental to this mission is outstanding provision of teaching and learning, with a talented workforce, a culture of high aspiration and development opportunities for students and staff alike.
New College Swindon has enjoyed tremendous growth over a number of years without compromising its finances or quality. The college has proven highly successful to the surrounding community and broader regional economy, working closely with over 800 employers and key strategic stakeholders. New College Swindon prioritise a ‘customer first’ strategy and are determined to be both a great place to learn and a great place to work.
After many successful years graded as Good by Ofsted, the college is looking to build on its strong foundations and achieve recognition as an Outstanding provider. Strong leadership from an empowering, forward-looking Director of Human Resources is key to progressing the college into this new era. Reporting directly to the Principal and Chief Executive, the successful candidate will play a key role in realising the college’s vision, values and organisational culture.
Leading the exceptional HR Team, you will oversee the delivery of a high-quality HR service to college staff and managers. The new post holder will develop, monitor and deliver the college’s Human Resources Strategy in support of the College Strategic Plan, while providing consistent expert advice to the Senior Leadership Team, Board of Governors and staff across a broad HR remit, including employment law and HR policies and procedures. You will also be proactive in leading on organisational development and managing change.
The successful candidate will be an experienced Human Resources professional with demonstrable experience of operating at a strategic level across an organisation and supporting the leadership team in developing an effective HR strategy, which delivers an excellent customer focused service. A motivational leader, you will have the ability to ensure an outstanding workforce in quantity, calibre and diversity, which is organised in the best way to deliver strategies and operational requirements with efficiency and strong outcomes.
New College Swindon is flexible about sector background, as long as you are passionate about continuous improvement and achieving the highest professional standards and best practice.
To find out more information about this exciting opportunity, and to apply, please see the dedicated microsite here.
For a confidential conversation please contact Harpreet Jossan on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0776 7784 244.
Closing date for applications is 9:00am Monday 19 August 2019
The interview and assessments will be held at the college on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 September 2019