Interim Head of Human Resources

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7252965 (Ref.No. CSHRS1175)
Posted: June 7, 2024

Job Description

There are 2 roles available for this post. 

This role is open to current employees within People and Culture at the University of Leeds only.

Salary: Grade 9 (£56,021 - £64,914 p.a. depending upon experience) 

 This role will be based on the university campus with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Do you have significant HR experience gained in a large and complex organisation, operating at a senior level? Are you able to provide strategic support, professional HR expertise and leadership to our academic faculties? 

This is a key role, providing HR leadership for an academic faculty hub and across the University through membership of the HR leadership team and the People and Culture Leadership Group.  You will support either the faculties of:

You will strengthen our service leadership and delivery, enhancing both institutional and individual performance, and directly support the delivery of the University’s Research and Innovation, Student Education, and International strategic priorities through your innovative approach to organisational development and change management.

You will play a lead role in implementing our new service delivery model as part of the CPS programme, setting the foundations for developing business partnering capability, and implementing a consistent approach to our service activity.

To achieve our aims, members of the HR Leadership team work together to define and deliver our shared goals, targeting resource across the service to meet internal priorities and external requirements.  Together, the team ensures a University wide focus on activities necessary to enhance organisational effectiveness, such as employee engagement, talent management, leadership capacity and capability, and organisational design and culture. To enable delivery, a key role of the team is to ensure effective working and behaviours across the HR function with an element of fluidity between the leadership roles.

At a University wide and a local level you will create a culture of trusted partnership, combining strategic local HR leadership with specialist expertise, and will strengthen the professional support and challenge to leaders.

Strong leadership skills, - the 'ability to work in partnership with senior colleagues’ and to effectively manage and develop your team of professional colleagues to deliver a high quality and strategically aligned service are key to success within this role.


What we offer in return

And much more!  


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Ruth Buller, Senior Head of Human Resources Strategic Partnering

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Human Resources
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £56,021 to £64,914 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed term until 31 July 2025 for the sole purpose of completing a task or project with a specific end date)
Release Date:  Thursday 06 June 2024
Closing Date:  Friday 21 June 2024
Reference:  CSHRS1175


The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.