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Director of HR

Human Resources

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  Competitive Salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Thursday 16 May 2019
Closing Date:  Thursday 06 June 2019
Interview Date:  Friday 05 July 2019
Reference:  028019

The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s great research-intensive universities. With over 2000 staff and an income approaching £300m, we are also a significant employer and key to our success is our ability to attract, develop and retain great people.

We seek an experienced HR Director, strategic in outlook and used to operating at or close to board level. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will have line management responsibility for HR Operations, HR Services, People Culture and Inclusion (which encompasses Equality and Diversity as well as Organisational Development), Faculty HR, Pensions, and Payroll. In leading the HR function, you will ensure that it is fit for purpose, efficient and ready to address the challenges of what is an increasingly competitive sector and environment.

Higher Education sector experience is not essential, but a background of similar scale and complexity, preferably in a unionised environment, is. Excellent leadership skills, intellectual rigour, interpersonal credibility, and effective change management experience, will be key to your success.

For further information and details of how to apply please visit or contact Mike Dixon at Dixon Walter on 0191 5005500 or at

The closing date for application is Thursday 6th June 2019

Final stage selection will be held on Friday 5th July 2019


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