Head of Human Resources & Organisational Development – Strategy, Policy & Employee Relations

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£63,000 dependent on experience
18 Jun 2021
16 Jul 2021
Job Type
HR / Head of
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Human Resources & Organisational Development – Strategy, Policy & Employee Relations

Human Resources and Organisational Development (HROD) Directorate


Full Time

Salary circa £63,000 dependent on experience

Job number 068544

Closing date 29/06/21 at 23:30

   Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK’s largest, most dynamic universities. Located at the heart of a great city and with a new strategic plan we are well-placed to make a genuinely distinctive contribution to the world. Our mission is simple: we transform lives; shaping futures through outstanding teaching and learning, and by providing practical solutions to real world problems.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the senior Human Resources & Organisational Development (HROD) team responsible for the development and delivery of high performing people services. As Head of Strategy, Policy & Employee Relations, you will be responsible for leading on the University's Partnership Agenda, building productive working relationships with local and regional trade union representatives, supporting the University to deliver change in a challenging and changing environment, as well as delivering organisational and business objectives.

You will need:

  • Experience of leading, developing and managing effective employee relations at both individual and organisational level
  • Experience of developing employment policy frameworks that are flexible, as well as legally compliant
  • Experience of setting a vision for and developing high quality, customer focused services, contributing to the strategic direction of an organisation
  • Experience of working in partnership and building strong links with leaders at all levels within an organisation, providing expert advice to inform decision making, including influencing and engagement at Board level
  • Experience of leading and managing a HROD service provision including effective leadership of high impact change projects including cultural change.

For this job we particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic applicants who are underrepresented in this area/ this type of job at Sheffield Hallam. We also welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements

The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international applicants in this role; this will depend on a number of factors specific to the individual applicant.

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