Human Resources Director


29th May 2017

Reference number: BRI-SUPP103216

Competitive salary plus benefits

Job Purpose

The University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and one of the world’s top research-intensive universities – fifth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework and 37th in the 2015 QS World Rankings.  Today, the University has 15,500 undergraduate and 4,500 postgraduate students.  It is a world-renowned institution, which employs internationally respected academics and recruits some of the brightest students from across the globe.

With an annual turnover of £576m, approximately 6,000 staff and an annual payroll in excess of £285m million, the University is the largest employer in Bristol and one the largest employers in the region.

At the heart of Bristol’s success is it’s people and an outstanding opportunity has become available for a new HR Director to lead the University’s people strategy.

Job Description
Responsible for over 100 HR staff and an annual budget of £6.5m the role of the HR Director is to lead the Human Resources Division in providing a high-quality service across the full range of HR functional responsibility, providing strategic human resources leadership and expertise to deliver the relevant elements of the University Strategy, and providing HR advice and guidance as required.  The HR Director will also act as a member of the University’s senior team contributing to the development of institutional strategies, policies and identification of priorities.

You will be a proven HR leader with significant experience of leading and delivering HR services across a range of large and complex organisations.  You will be a skilful communicator with the ability to influence and negotiate at all levels as well as having the leadership and management skills required to direct the HR function.  Knowledge and/or experience of the Higher Education sector would be an advantage but is not essential.

For more information or to discuss your application on an informal basis please contact Richard Boyce, OD Manager – Resourcing, at

Closing Date for applications – Monday 29th May 2017

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 26th June 2017

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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