Director of Human Resources

Ref: 5538

The Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow, Scotland

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Role Managed by:

Omar Begg

Senior Research Associate

t: 020 3928 7343


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 07/02/2022

Formal Interview Date: Longlisted candidates will be invited for interview with Perrett Laver during the weeks commencing 21st February and 28th February 2022. Selected candidates will then be invited for final interviews with the Search Committee late March / early April 2022.

The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is a world leading, independent, university-level institution for the visual creative disciplines. We attract some of the finest academic and creative talent and are committed to creating and sustaining learning and working environments, where difference is respected and the widest possible range of cultural and social perspectives are valued.

Following the appointment of Professor Penny Macbeth as Director in May 2020, we are currently developing our new strategic plan that will take us up to 2027.  This is a stakeholder engaged process that will connect across the GSA’s community to help us shape our shared values and ambition for the School and inform the changes we need to make to realise a successful and sustainable future.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual as Director of HR to play an important role in not only helping us develop our future, providing challenge and insight as we develop our plans, but also supporting us in their implementation. This is a key appointment, reporting into the Director, focusing on ensuring that Human Resources plays an essential role, while leading a small professional team, in enabling the GSA to meet its strategic objectives.

Applicants should be CIPD qualified and able to offer significant experience in a senior role within Human Resource Management; a track record of successful HR policy development and implementation; experience of successful consultation and negotiation with trade unions, and excellent motivational, leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work in constructive partnership with a range of key stakeholders.

For further information and instructions on how to apply, please visit quoting reference: 5538.

The deadline for applications is midnight (GMT) on Monday 7th February 2022.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or have any questions about the role, please contact Research Associate, Omar Begg at or +44 (0)20 3928 7343.

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