Executive Director of Human Resources

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
17 Jul 2018
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17 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Executive Director of Human Resources – REQ000627

An exciting opportunity has arisen with University of the West of Scotland for an experienced strategic human resource professional. Providing sound, responsive and professional advice to the Principal & Vice-Chancellor on all areas relating to human resources, you will be instrumental in establishing and delivering an ambitious people strategy that will balance organisational change and rationalisation with evidenced commitment to employee engagement, partnership, equality and inclusiveness. 

This highly visible role requires resilience, political acumen, strategic vision, tactical skills and, above all, leadership to provide impact within and outside UWS.

Educated to Masters level (or equivalent) in a relevant area, with Chartered membership of CIPD you will have significant strategic Human Resources and executive-level experience. You will have a real ‘can do’ attitude and be able to evidence significant experience of working at executive level as part of a CEO’s senior team through periods of organisational change without losing operational focus; demonstrate an understanding of working in complex, diverse and, ideally, multi-site organisations, with trade unions; and outstanding staff management and leadership experience.

For full details of this exciting opportunity and of the application process, contact Alan Walter of our executive search firm Dixon Walter on
+44 (0)131 202 1000 / Email or visit

Closing date for applications: 17 August 2018
Interview dates: 12 and 13 September 2018

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