Head of HR

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Job Title Head of HR
Job Reference 0001/2016/NH
Post Type Permanent / Full time
Division Finance and Corporate Services
Salary information £52,170 - £61,377, with a discretionary range up to £70,584
Application deadline 31/01/2016
Date of interviews


Job Description

Diamond Light Source is the UK's synchrotron.   It is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world and is currently used by more than 8,000 researchers.  It accelerates electrons to near light speeds creating a microscope that is 10,000 times more powerful than traditional ones.  The applications are diverse, from engineering and cutting edge technology to medicine.  The organisation is a jointly funded not for profit concern backed both by the Government and the Wellcome Trust.

As the facility evolves and becomes ever more operational a talented, experienced and hands-on HR professional is sought to help future proof the organisation.  Reporting to the Director of Finance and Corporate Services your responsibilities will encompass the following:

  • Establish and embed a comprehensive HR strategy to align with Corporate objectives
  • In collaboration with the Directors ensure the organisational structure aids its efficient running 
  • Ensure an integrated approach to staff attraction, development / appraisal and retention is in place
  • Lead the development of a positive and cohesive employee relations culture
  • Review and recommend changes to compensation and benefits to attract and retain world class talent
  • Provide quality business partnering advice to key stakeholder on all HR matters
  • Manage and develop the HR team
  • Oversight of payroll, pensions, occupational health and other statutory obligations
  • Lead on the commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity
  • Ownership of the HR Budget

Successful applicants must possess the following attributes:

  • Significant HR experience in a leadership, "Head of" position
  • Strategic as well as operational experience
  • Track record of achievement / delivery
  • Hands on approach / style
  • CIPD qualified
  • Strong, persuasive and diplomatic communicator able to inspire confidence
  • Able to challenge accepted norms and win heart and minds
  • Used to working with Directors / senior leadership teams

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Qualification & Experience - Essential

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Qualification & Experience - Desirable

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Applying for employment

For further details on applying for employment at Diamond, please visit our 'Application Form' page.

Appointments will be made depending on the skills and experience of the candidate. Electronic Diamond application forms in MS-Word are preferred. These should be emailed to recruitment@diamond.ac.uk



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