Interim HR Manager (Fixed term 18 months)

At Loughborough College, students are at the heart of our unique and highly ambitious organisation.  We inspire all of our learners, from the next pioneering generation of space engineers to future sporting icons, to create a diverse and ambitious workforce of the future.

We are a financially robust, £37m-turnover organisation that meets students and employer’s needs. We demonstrate inclusive values and a supportive culture, which means we invest in our people to deliver excellence for around 10,000 learners.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Interim HR Manager for a period of 18 months. This role presents an excellent opportunity for a driven, ambitious manager who has broad human resources experience to join our small but very busy People Team.

The HR Manager will play a fundamental role in developing the College into a high performing organisation.  You will lead a team of 5 HR professionals and will be responsible for; planning, developing, co-ordinating, reviewing and evaluating the requirements of staff to meet our strategic objectives. The scope of the work is varied, ranging from further developing and implementing our HR Strategy and workforce development plans and delivering a Learning and Development Strategy that ensures the College has the right mix of skills and ability to deliver our aspirational curriculum to learners.

You will already have management experience, leading a team to deliver results, be a self-starter with excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a HR degree or postgraduate qualification and must be CIPD Qualified and preferably have experience in working in a Unionised environment.  You will be a great relationship builder and be able to juggle multiple commitments, working at a fast pace.

We are proud to be working towards being an Investors in Diversity organisation. We actively encourage applications who are current under-represented and where we are using positive action under the Equality Act. We welcome everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey. The College is striving to attract, develop and retain the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised.

The Leicestershire College is based on the edge of Loughborough in the East Midlands and is easily commutable by rail or car.  Alongside our commitment to your professional and personal development, we also offer a generous benefits package and a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, agile working, wellbeing hours, staff forums, staff working groups for sustainability, staff steering groups for Investors in Diversity and support services to support with mental health and wellbeing for staff from different backgrounds.

We are and have consistently invested in providing our learners and employees with an outstanding and unrivalled range of modern facilities and resources.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post by assessing their circumstances against criteria specified on the Gov website. Please note right to work checks will be completed when the job is offered.

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