Appointment Details

Kingston University

Job Title: Executive HR Director

Job Reference:KAWRF

Closing Date: Thursday 9 Apr 2020

Salary: Competitive

At Kingston we are passionate about the power of a university education to transform lives. We strive for our students to be sought-after for their academic achievements and their ability to shape society and contribute to the economy. One of the most inclusive institutions in the country, we are ranked top 10 among London universities, and in the top 200 young universities in the world. We are passionate about enhancing our students’ life chances by helping them make the most of their learning opportunity and we are committed to opening up higher education to the whole community. These are challenging times in higher education. Having recognised the changing environment some time ago, Kingston is now in the final stages of reshaping their University to deliver for staff and students in a more dynamic and demanding sector. Kingston’s enhanced academic performance is reflected in its growing position in the market. Kingston have transformed behaviours and ways of working to instil a high-performing culture that will allow for the capacity and creativity to thrive.

This is a hugely exciting opportunity for a proven, inspirational and ambitious leader used to operating in an environment that has scale and complexity, to make a real difference to the lives of students and staff at the University for years to come. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor and as a member of the Executive Board, the Executive Director of Human Resources will lead the strategic and operational development and delivery of Kingston’s long-term vision for their HR (People) strategy. They will lead the creation and implementation of plans, processes, programmes and services to recruit, develop and retain the University organisational talent at all levels and support the University’s academic endeavour. Kingston will rely on their expertise in fully understanding the strategic and operational landscape both within the sector and outside of the sector to ensure Kingston University can respond proactively and competitively to emerging people requirements.

Operating in an ambitious and complex organisation with bright, engaged and constructively challenging peers, to be successful in this critical role, you will exhibit strong personal characteristics such as gravitas, resilience, tenacity, EQ, listening skills, influencing skills, low ego, a collaborative approach, self-assurance and confidence in what you know and stand for.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Kingston University on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference KAWRF. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon Thursday 9 April 2020.


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