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Director of HR & Organisational Development

Salary: Circa. £55,000

Organisation: The Henley College

Location: Henley-On-Thames

Closing Date: 28 Aug 2022

The Henley College is far more than a successful sixth form college with a long-term distinguished record of achievement. We are an aspirational college of learning that enables staff and students to thrive and reach their highest potential. We are a truly inclusive college and welcome students from near and far and pride ourselves on our supportive and harmonious environment, where every student is given the best opportunity to succeed.

Our mission is to be an exceptional college that transforms lives by turning ambition into reality, within a culture of respect and inclusion. Supporting nearly 2000 students every year we strive to deliver an exceptional student experience and develop our partnerships with the community whilst supporting enterprise and delivering growth.

The college has outstanding financial health and is graded as Good by Ofsted. With a turnover of £10.5m, we operate from two main campuses and serve as the sixth form of choice for our partner schools. Our outcomes continue to rise, and we are in an excellent position to push ahead and realise our goal of becoming an Outstanding college.

After many successful years graded as Good by Ofsted, The Henley College is looking to build on its strong foundations and achieve recognition as an Outstanding provider. Fundamental to this will be an inspirational and forward-looking Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development.

Reporting directly to the Principal and CEO, the successful candidate will play a key role in realising the college’s vision, values, and organisational culture. Leading a small team, you will develop and embed HR and OD strategies to create an environment where individuals can flourish and talent is identified and developed. The new post holder will ensure the delivery of an effective and high-performing HR service across the college and will provide expert advice and guidance to the Senior Leadership Team, Board of Governors, and staff on strategic and operational HR matters.

You will be an experienced Human Resources professional with a proven track record of operating at a strategic level across an organisation. A proactive driver of change, you will have experience in organisational development and embedding strategies which positively impact the success of an organisation. You will also have an understanding, wherever possible through lived experience, of the challenges associated with developing a diverse workforce and the opportunities that it brings. Experience and knowledge of the Further Education arena would be beneficial; however, we welcome applications from high calibre individuals from diverse sector backgrounds.

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Key dates to note:

Closing date is 23:59 Sunday 28 August 2022

First round interviews will take place (via Teams or similar): Thursday 1 and Friday 2 September 2022

Final selection to take place at the college: week commencing Monday 12 September 2022

Contact Us
Harpreet Jossan
Recruitment Manager
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For an informal discussion, please contact Harpreet Jossan at AoC Executive Recruitment on 07918 868 832 or email
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