Head of Human Resources

Paignton, Devon
£34,354- £37,645 plus excellent benefits
24 May 2019
21 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Human Resources

South Devon College, Paignton, Devon

Salary: £34,354- £37,645 plus excellent benefits

There is an exciting opportunity for a new Head of Human Resources (HR) to join the team at South Devon College. With a significant focus on further developing our excellent workforce, the role will play a key part in the leadership of the College in to the next decade, helping to further the College’s ambitions and maintain our upward trajectory.

South Devon College is a dynamic and high performing education and skills provider, with a mission firmly rooted in ensuring opportunity, success and prosperity across the local region. With values built on inclusion, aspiration, support, innovation and progress, the culture at the College is excellent.

We have a broad, innovative curriculum with provision ranging from 14-16 through further education to higher education. Our offering is recognised by an overall Good Ofsted rating and TEF Gold status for our higher education provision. Having recently been granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers by the Privy Council, we are aiming to further develop our HE and post-18 provision.

The College’s strong focus on economic priorities has been recognised by the award of the TES FE award for Employer Engagement in 2017-18. In 2019 the College will open its £17 million Hi Tech & Digital Centre, offering even greater opportunities within the expanding hi tech, manufacturing, digital and creative sectors. Along with our redeveloped Marine Academy at Kingswear we have ambitious plans to extend our estate over the next 15 years.

The College has achieved the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Platinum accreditation, which recognises us as an employer of choice and values the contribution of all of our talented staff and people practices, providing the highest quality, supportive learning culture. The Head of HR will be expected to continue to advance excellence in these areas. The successful candidate will also sustain an inspirational culture as a leading local employer of choice for staff.

The role will support the development, implementation and delivery of the People & Resources Strategy, HR Policies and Procedures in line with the College’s Mission and Visions. As a member of the College Leadership Team, the postholder will be values-driven, creative and innovative and able to lead the delivery of forward-thinking strategies to further develop the College, with the credibility to inspire, lead and motivate.

A strategic thinker with insight coupled with commitment to getting the very best from our people and the delivery of high quality professional services, the successful candidate will also be responsible for playing a significant role in leading the College’s emerging Digital strategy.

For further information about the College please follow this link: https://www.southdevon.ac.uk/jobs

Closing date for applications: Midnight, Sunday 9th June 2019.

The interview and selection day will take place at the College on the afternoon of Monday 17th June 2019.

Please note that you will be required to be in possession of an Enhanced DBS Certificate, or be willing to undertake an Enhanced DBS check as a condition of employment at the College.

This College is committed to Safeguarding/Prevent and promoting the welfare of learners, including children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.