Appointment Details

Royal Holloway, University of London

Job Title: Director of Human Resources

Job Reference:WXFI

Closing Date: Thursday 22 Aug 2019

Royal Holloway, University of London, is one of the UK’s leading universities. Through world-class research and the dedication of our teaching and professional services staff, ours is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally. Royal Holloway offers an exceptional student experience alongside excellence in teaching and research, exceeding the sector average again in the most recent National Student Survey (July 2019). The College has recently transformed its academic structure from 21 departments to six academic schools to ensure better connectivity and increased consistency in the delivery of strategy and development of systems and processes. Royal Holloway is now looking to appoint a new Director of Human Resources.

Working closely with the Principal and other senior colleagues, and reporting to the Deputy Principal (Operations), the Director of Human Resources is a key member of Royal Holloway’s Executive Team. The Director of Human Resources plays a critical role in developing and driving a people strategy to optimise the efficiency and effectiveness of the workforce, contribute to the sustainability of the organisation and ensure that Royal Holloway is able to achieve its academic ambitions. S/he will provide strategic leadership across all aspects of human resources and organisational development, improve services to all service users and stakeholders and foster a customer-centric culture that prioritises high quality performance.

Strong candidates will have a substantial track record of leading an HR function within a large, complex environment and have experience of delivering transformational change. Strong influencing, negotiating and interpersonal skills will be critical in this role. The successful candidate will also be able to contribute to the wider management of the College as a member of the Executive Team. The ability to manage change with a track record of organisational development expertise is also expected.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Royal Holloway on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference WXFI. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by 17.00 on Thursday 22 August 2019.


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