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Head of Human Resources

Personnel

Salary:   £38,833 to £42,418
Further negotiation, including the point of entry, may be considered dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience.
Closing Date:   Wednesday 24 January 2018
Interview Date:   Friday 02 February 2018
Reference:  HHR-NG21
This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a challenging and diverse role in a highly regarded Higher Education Institution.  Harper Adams University specialises in teaching, research and knowledge transfer in the agricultural, food, land-based and environmental disciplines and is host to over a fifth of the UK’s undergraduate agricultural students. It has an outstanding record of achievement in teaching quality, graduate employability and in the National Student Survey and a reputation for delivering teaching, applied research and knowledge exchange that is directly relevant to industry.  The University is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables.  Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.
 
The role of Head of Human Resources is critical to ensuring that we are able to recruit and retain the excellent staff that we need to deliver the very best student experience, high quality teaching, research and knowledge transfer activities.  The Head of Human Resources will help shape the development of the University and establish appropriate strategic and operational plans in relation to Human Resources, and lead and manage the Human Resources Team ensuring that the Team is meeting performance targets and delivering a high quality service to all stakeholders.
 
Reporting to the University Secretary, the Head of Human Resources will need to work effectively with the managers and staff of the University as well as members of the Board of Governors in order to ensure we have the right mix of skills and expertise in our staffing.  Leading a team of 5 people, we are looking for a responsive and committed professional with a proven track record in the delivery of a people focussed agenda.   
 
Applications should be submitted no later than noon on Wednesday 24 January 2018.  Interviews will take place on Friday 2 February 2018.
 
Should applicants wish to discuss the position prior to submitting an application, they are advised to contact Dr Catherine Baxter, University Secretary at cbaxter@harper-adams.ac.uk or 01952 815256
 
Further information about the University is available via our website at www.harper-adams.ac.uk 
 
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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education Institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector.

With 2800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange

Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. Its current graduate employment rate is 98% (the joint top rating in England) and student satisfaction stands at 93% (National Student Survey 2017).

Harper Adams is ranked as the UK’s Best Modern University by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018; was named University of the Year in the 2016 and 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards and holds a Gold (highest level) award from the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

In 2018 Harper Adams University will receive the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, part of the UK honours system.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.