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Deputy Director of Human Resources

At our university we believe that teams that combine people who have different personal experiences and backgrounds result in decisions and actions with more impact.  We deliver world-leading research that transforms lives and societies, and we are consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities (QS).  We provide a global education, with campuses in Asia and the UK.

As a key member of our senior HR leadership team, you will support the Director of HR and the University Executive Board members (UEB). With the ability to work both strategically and operationally, you will be a subject matter expert and contribute to and share ownership of key decisions for the development and delivery of the HR service, including the University’s people strategies.

Initially, you will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the HR transformation project, where you will develop and deliver transformational change in HR, providing expert leadership throughout, including ensuring the wider HR team operate as an integrated whole.  You will drive forward excellence and foster a positive culture across teams, supporting them to focus on the customer experience and taking pride in their work. Your interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate, influence, and motivate others are vital to promote an ethos of continuous improvement and striving for excellence within your area.

Taking the lead on key strategic projects in crucial areas such as EDI, wellbeing, and reward, you will be responsible for ensuring that these objectives are aligned to the Departments’ and the University’s overall objectives and be the linchpin to effectively embed and communicate these to HR team members and the wider university. The ability to analyse complex situations and challenge ambiguity where necessary to generate concise evaluations and opinions, both orally and in writing will be essential.

You will need to be an experienced collaborator and continue to grow internal and external relationships at all levels across the University, especially within the senior management team, to secure ownership of changes and to ensure that the Department makes an effective contribution to the achievement of the University’s objectives. As an engaging communicator, you will be confident to establish effective working relationships and communicating in a range of formal and informal settings.

We are looking for someone who is committed to the University’s values of Inclusivity, Ambition, Openness, Fairness and Respect, who will act as a role model with a strong desire to support us in developing a community that values diversity and fosters cultural humility.

At the University of Nottingham, you will become part of a pioneering university that provides an exceptional education and delivers transformational research.  We are committed to providing competitive employment packages, benefits and rewards, while supporting the wellbeing of our staff to help them reach their full potential.

This is a full-time permanent opportunity, though part-time minimum 4 days will be considered.

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Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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