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Director of Human Resources

  • £95,231
  • Permanent
  • Northampton, UK
  • 18393

Director of Human Resources
Salary: £95,231 plus an excellent benefits package
Location University of Northampton Waterside Campus / Hybrid

Take the lead in defining the future of work at the University of Northampton

The University of Northampton is seeking to appoint to the post of Director of Human Resources. Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the University Leadership Team the Director of Human Resources will provide inspirational leadership to deliver sustainable, long-term transformation, developing and leading a strategic people and organisational development agenda, complimented by innovative approaches to service delivery and design. 

Operating with credibility, experience and confidence you will take the lead in defining the future of work at the University of Northampton and guide us through a period of profound change and development. You will work collaboratively with the University Leadership team to extend our capacity and capabilities, optimise opportunities for effectiveness and efficiency, drive a unified culture of customer service, and develop a truly inclusive environment that enhances the experience of our students and staff, facilitating the growth of a strong, supportive university community.
We are seeking an exceptional leader with a proven track record of leading Human Resources across large scale, complex organisation.  A natural collaborator, you will possess the interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills to succeed in a leading higher education institution. This role will suit professionals who excel at delivering change and transformation to deliver ‘best in class’ service.

The University of Northampton is one of the youngest universities in the UK, gaining full university status and research degree awarding powers in 2005.  Whilst we may be a ‘new’ University, we have made our impact in the Higher Education sector.   We are committed to making a difference to the world around us and doing things differently; for example, we were the first University in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012 and are dedicated to creating social impact in all that we do.

The Candidate Briefing Pack for the role can be viewed here.

For a confidential discussion please contact our retained advisor Sian Gardiner 

Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

Closing Date for applications is Sunday 3rd September 2023.

The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion. This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

We particularly welcome applications from Female and Black and Ethnic Majority candidates.

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