Head of Human Resources
Functional area: Business Operations
Employment type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Head of Human Resources
The Head of Human Resources is primarily concerned with providing strategic advice, guidance and leadership across the school on all aspects of the key risk areas of Human Resources. The Head will be expected to lead the strategic development across the range of Human Resource areas and be required to ensure that HR policies and procedures are legally compliant.
Other key activities include the leadership and management of a specific support service including
- Providing dynamic and effective leadership and day-to-day management of the department and operational activities including the effective, efficient and economical deployment of physical, financial and human resources;
- The implementation and maintenance of quality assurance protocols and standards in relation to HR;
- Leadership in the development and implementation of the School's HR Strategy as a key enabler of the School's strategic plan;
- Working with Quality and Performance Improvement Director by playing an active role in supporting the effective management of change across the School, advising on strategies to achieve high levels of commitment to achieving agreed outcomes.
- The lead role in the development and integration of HR policies and procedures;
- The development of Human Resource systems and practices and the provision of a range of personnel services and advice for members of the Council, Board, departments and employees;
- Overseeing the implementation of recruitment and compensation and benefits practices;
- Taking a lead role in the preparation of documentation for formal disciplinary and grievance matters;
- Advising on the handling of serious employee relations matters and sensitive personnel cases, deploying high-level professional skills to achieve successful outcomes;
- Overseeing the future development of the integrated SAGE People system;
- Working with Head of Government Relations and General Counsel in regards to the collation of HR data for statutory and government returns;
- Ensure that HR key performance indicators are met and also support the School's key performance indicators framework.
- S2 / Master of Human Resource Management, Industrial & Organisational Psychology, Business Administration or Management.
- 10-12 years of relevant experience, and 8+ years of leadership experience, specifically:
- Significant experience as a HR practitioner dealing with the full breadth of personnel matters;
- Practical experience of current employment legislation and best practice;
- Experience of working in a dynamic and changing workplace environment;
- Experience of operating at strategic level;
- Evidence of managing complex change and development;
- Evidence of ability to positively engage with organisational priorities and to take forward organisational objectives in a focussed and proactive manner;
- Evidence of management skills that will facilitate the development of strong networks within the School;
- Experience of negotiating at senior level with staff unions;
- Evidence of effective organisation and administrative skills necessary to develop and manage the personnel, financial and physical resources of the HR Department;
- Project Management experience;
- Understanding of the educational sector employment context is desirable.