Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Director of Human Resources

United Kingdom

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Director of Human Resources

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Management and Specialist grade 9. Starting salary to be confirmed upon appointment

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Are you a strategic leader with a passion for fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement?

Are you ready to drive organisational success through the delivery of our University Strategy ‘Creating Better Futures. TOGETHER'?

Join our vibrant team as our Director of Human Resources and continue our journey of transformation.

Loughborough University is somewhere anyone can realise their full potential.

The atmosphere and team spirit on campus inspires and empowers people to achieve extraordinary things. This progressive and ambitious attitude is reflected in the success we achieve, as one of the top-performing universities in the country.

Loughborough University is a welcoming place where staff and students feel they can be themselves. Across everything we do, we are working together to create a better future, for everyone.

Our community is a diverse body of people with different perspectives, values and attitudes. We are working to create an inclusive environment where such differences are shared and valued; where any unfair treatment or discrimination is challenged; and where all individuals can reach their full potential regardless of their background. We will expect you to share this commitment too.

As the Director of Human Resources, you will work at both a strategic and operational level to drive forward the development and implementation of the HR Strategy as part of a wider People & Culture portfolio. Your headship will develop and lead the HR Service to work in partnership with key stakeholders to meet the strategic needs of the University, driving organisation effectiveness.

To be successful you'll need strategic HR senior leadership experience and a sophisticated understanding of complex employment law and policies, providing advice at the highest levels. You will have gained your experience through working in a large and complex organisations including complex employment law and policies, and you will have significant experience of building and leading high performing HR services.

You'll bring fresh ideas and will have a proven ability to work collaboratively, working with senior stakeholders on shared people & culture objectives that contribute to our strategic priorities. You will work together to drive the best solutions that help the University to develop as a sought- after employer of choice.

If you're ready to join a team that's committed to excellence, we'd love to hear from you.

Join us on our journey to success. Creating Better Futures. Together.

In return, we offer you a great place to work, with friendly co-workers and a generous employment package including:

  • Up to 44 days leave per year (including Bank Holidays and University Closure days).
  • Hybrid working
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • BUPA Cash Plan (100 Scheme)
  • Incremental pay structure
  • A range of childcare support initiatives and benefits including childcare vouchers; on-site university nursery (with salary sacrifice scheme); and holiday play schemes.
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Investment in your personal and professional development
  • Fantastic range of sports and gym facilities and preferential membership packages available
  • On campus parking with charging points for electric vehicles
  • Informal enquiries should be made in the first instance to Megan Garner, [email protected], Recruitment and Resourcing Manager.

    For more information about the role, please see the candidate pack.

    Application closing date: 5 May 2024

    Interview date: 29 May 2024

    Job details


    Director of Human Resources


    Loughborough University


    United Kingdom


    March 29, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 05, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Law,Social Science

    About the employer

    The history of Loughborough University can be traced back to the establishment of a small technical institute in 1909. Originally, Loughborough University of Technology provided education only in technical subjects like art and science. The university was given its current name in 1996. Currently, the university has 22 academic schools and departments, over 100 research groups, institutes and centers, and over 35 professional services, teams.

    Located in the center of Loughborough, UK, the university campus covers an area of 440 acres. The campus has a world-class infrastructure and provides a plethora of facilities like huge lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, well-equipped laboratories, an extensive IT network, a conference center, excellent accommodation, and Loughborough Students' Union. The university also has an arts center, a bank, a health center, two theatres, restaurants, and some shops. Also, it provides the students with excellent sports facilities. The university has a postgraduate campus in London too. Both the campuses have won many awards and rankings for the facilities they offer.

    Loughborough University offers numerous undergraduate, doctoral and postgraduate programs in various fields like accounts, finance, engineering, sciences, architecture, business, computer science, management, mathematics, languages, sports, economics, arts, social sciences, media, and psychology. The university houses more than 17,000 students and over 3,700 staff members. It is a member of a renowned international academic network, UNITECH International, and has collaborations with many international institutions like MIT, IIT Delhi, and Nanyang Technological University. It also has strong links with many funding agencies and sponsors like the Brunei High Commission, the Libyan Embassy, Oman Cultural Attaché Office and the Chevening Organization. The university equips the students with the skills and knowledge required to improve their employability and offers them plenty of outstanding career opportunities.

    Loughborough University has a large network of alumni. There are more than 178,000 alumni across 169 countries. Sir Peter Bonfield is BT Group's former chief executive. Lord Sebastian Coe is an Olympic athlete well-known for holding the world marathon record. Paula Radcliffe is Williams Formula One team's Head of Vehicle Performance and Rob Smedley's former race engineer. Malcolm Sayer is a successful car and aircraft designer. Rosalind Ayres is a popular English actress. Tanni Grey-Thompson is a television presenter, Welsh politician, and a former wheelchair racer. Clive Woodward used to be an English rugby player and served as the coach for the England rugby team from 1997-2004. There are lots of other distinguished and notable names linked to the university.

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