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The Role

Head of Human Resources (Maternity/Temp 12 months)

£44,632 – £51,741

The Role

In the role of Head of HR you will lead our team of HR Business Partners to provide a first rate advisory service to managers and employees.

In particular you will advise managers and employees with complex employee relations matters, ensuring positive outcomes.

You will also work on the development of HR policy and providing relevant training for managers and staff in these areas.

You will support the HR Business Partners to support them with efficiency improvements to work process, including through the use of our new HR Software, which was implemented in 2021.

You will lead projects across a range of HR activity including employee engagement, health and wellbeing and equality, diversity and inclusion.

You will work as part of the wider HR team with our HR Operations and Learning and Development teams.  You will also be a key member of the College Executive Leadership Plus Team, working with other senior colleagues to ensure that the HR service supports College goals.

To be successful in this role you will need strong employment law knowledge and significant experience of employee relations, ideally in a unionised environment.  You will also need to have strong problem solving and persuading and influencing skills.

You will have a high degree of autonomy so will be confident in using your judgement to make decisions on a day-to-day basis.


We offer a wide selection of benefits in return for the work that you will do, such as

Continuing Professional Development
Excellent holiday allowance – 37 days plus 5 discretionary days annual leave plus bank/public holidays
Excellent pension package with South Yorkshire Pensions
Cycle to work, Car hire, Healthcare schemes plus others
Flexible working
TOTUM card with great offers and discounts
Next steps and additional information

Closing Date: 30 January
Shortlisting Date: 31 January
Interview Date: Executive interview 7 February
As a Leaders in Diversity employer we encourage applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. Also, as a Disability Confident Leader we are committed to removing barriers for applicants with a disability during our recruitment process, upon appointment and as an employee.

We are an employer who are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. Successful applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to safer recruiting procedures

What to expect in the selection process

Thoughtful but efficient

We have a timeline but will be patient for the right person

Head of Human Resources





Place of Work


Contract Type

Contract Full Time


£ £44,632.00 - £51,741.00
Head of Human Resources

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