Director of People, Culture and Wellbeing

Bradford, West Yorkshire (GB)
Competitive dependant on experience
09 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Founded in 1966, the University of Bradford focuses on creating the conditions for social, cultural, and economic impact. Today the University has 13,000 students and 1,600 staff, we are committed to social inclusion and our work to expand opportunity and enable students to reach their potential has led to us topping the Social Mobility Index of English universities for the last two years. Bradford carries out world-leading applied research. We hold the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering work enabling people to live well with dementia and for our world-leading work in developing archaeological technology and techniques.

Our strategy places people at the heart of the University and we are committed to delivering a high-quality staff, and student, experience that underpins our strategic ambitions, driven by our values of inclusion, trust, innovation and excellence. We aim to become unique as the place to belong, thrive and make a difference.

As we enter an exciting and ambitious growth phase under our current University Strategy, we do so with strong leadership and renewed vision and clarity. Our people are at the front and centre of our efforts and we are now seeking an exceptional and inspirational Director of People, Culture and Wellbeing to own and lead the People Strategy development and implementation, bringing a dynamic, innovative, and creative approach. A crucial member of the University’s Leadership Team and reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the new Director will be responsible for delivering high-performing human resources services and will be transformational in the design and delivery of our workforce needs and innovative in their approach to further developing the culture, community and environment in which we operate. We seek someone who shares our values, a strong leader, motivator, and cultural role model, who demonstrates high levels of accountability and flexibility, and who can turn strategy into delivery and impact.

The successful candidate will possess significant HR & OD leadership experience, gained in a large, complex organisation at a requisite level of seniority. They will bring a track record of driving an impactful, high-performing, customer-focussed, human resource services that support change and growth and delivers continual improvement across a broad range of stakeholders. A proven ability to enhance staff engagement, advance equality, diversity and inclusion and deliver high-quality, value-for-money outcomes will also be vital.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual that is genuinely committed to the mission and ethos of Bradford and the wider purpose and values of higher education to deliver transformational impact through its people.

For further information, including details of how to apply, please contact Alice Field on 020 3743 1725 or  

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