Director of Human Resources

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University of Sussex


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Role Managed by:

Sukhpal Uppal

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 7352


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 30/12/2019

The University of Sussex is one of the UK’s foremost higher education institutions, consistently ranked amongst the top 30 universities in the UK. Since its inception, Sussex has forged its own path and to this day it retains a culture wedded to creativity, universal values, international engagement and excellence in education and research. We have just launched a new strategic framework Sussex 2025, which recasts this pioneering spirit for a new generation. With staff and students from over 100 countries, the University is home to a truly global community.

The University is now looking to recruit a new Director of Human Resources to lead this important function and contribute to the university at a strategic level. As Director of Human Resources, you will be responsible for leading the HR Division, as well as driving the HR Transformation Programme to enable the team to fully exploit digital HR and establish itself as a centre of customer excellence. You will play a key role in the development and delivery of the University’s People Strategy as part of the roll out of Sussex 2025.

Strong candidates for the role will possess a track record of successful strategic leadership of human resources services and transformational change within an organisation of significant complexity, where people are at the heart of organisational success. They will bring a genuine understanding of the role that a modern and progressive human resources function can play, and outstanding communication and relationship-building skills, with experience of developing credibility with senior colleagues and external stakeholders. A strong alignment with the values and mission of Sussex will also be key.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity.

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