It’s a truly exciting time to join us. The people services team is transforming, and leading a range of organisation-wide people developments.
Through these activities we are seeking to dramatically enhance our employees experience and help make Jisc an even greater place to work. This role is an opportunity for you to really make an impact.
Jisc is helping to ensure the UK remains at the forefront of innovation within UK education and research – by mobilising the very best people and technologies in the application of digital thinking, digital content and connectivity.
It’s our vision to enable the UK to become the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. It’s a bold statement, but one that we’re determined to fulfil.
About the role
As head of HR, you will be instrumental in leading a programme of delivery to implement our people plan and other strategically critical projects from leading on TUPE transfers to pension consultation processes, general data protection regulation implementation, policy development and job family embedding.
You’ll ensure our work has maximum impact, including developing systems, templates, tools and processes to better enable our people managers to manage their teams effectively.
You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the HR team, ensuring operational activities are delivered effectively and efficiently, with a right first time approach.
You will deputise for the group director for people and relish the opportunity to lead on a range of projects and ensuring delivery of the organisation’s people agenda.
To be successful, you will have substantial TUPE experience at a senior level and broad generalist HR experience gained in a multiple stakeholder environment. You will also have operated in a business partner model and effectively delivered a range of strategic, high profile projects.
You will be MCIPD qualified, have sound judgement and be able to advise on complex employee relation matters, combined with familiarity of working with employee representative groups together with skills in developing light touch policies that are consistent with a modern, progressive employer.
You'll be an inspiring role model and people manager with strong interpersonal and influencing skills who is innovative, and impactful.
You'll thrive on pace and change, be flexible in your approach and be able to deliver to agreed timescales while being innovative and creative. You will understand the importance of strategic people management while maintaining a firm grip on operational delivery
This isn’t a role where you’ll have to “fit in” with existing ways of working, you can really make an impact and help to shape the agenda.
- 28 days annual leave (including three closure days at Christmas) plus eight bank holidays
- Our generous USS contributory pension scheme (8% employee and 18% employer contribution) is a valuable part of our reward package
- Competitive maternity, adoption and paternity arrangements
- Death-in-service benefit of three times salary
- Several staff schemes including season ticket loans, childcare vouchers, cycle-to-work, eye care, employee assistance
- Opportunity for performance-related pay progression
- IT discounts with selected suppliers
This role can be located in Bristol, Harwell or London.
Jisc is a geographically-distributed organisation and travel across the UK with occasional overnight stays will be required.
How to apply
Apply today by sending your CV with an accompanying covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll come back to you with some further details.
No agencies please.
Appointment will be made subject to receipt of satisfactory references and confirmation of right to work.
The current closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 19 January 2018. However, this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received so, if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.
Jisc is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the population.