Assistant Director of Human Resources – OD, Culture and Inclusion Ref 2393

School/department: Human Resources
Hours: full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference:  2393
Salary: starting at £51,034 and rising to £59,135 per annum
Placed on: 27 September 2019
Closing date:  11 October 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

We are seeking an outstanding individual to play a key role in the development and delivery of the University’s new People Strategy, which articulates an ambitious change agenda. You will be responsible for leading initiatives that embed the University’s values at all levels across the University through leadership and management development programmes that foster a coaching culture. Working collaboratively and strategically with senior leaders both within the Human Resources Division and across the University, you will design initiatives that promote a fair and equitable approach to talent and succession planning which enhances the diversity of the workforce and attracts and retains talent all levels, thereby offering staff across the University the opportunity to realise their full potential. In close collaboration with the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equality and Diversity, you will develop and implement the ‘Inclusive Sussex Strategy’, to ensure continued progress in developing a culture that is innovative, inspiring and inclusive for our staff.

You will have an exemplary track record of leadership and management: providing direction and enthusing colleagues with a compelling vision, both within your own team and organisation-wide, through your excellent interpersonal, influencing and coaching skills. You will be able to work effectively at strategic and operational levels, with outstanding experience of leading complex change management programmes and initiatives that promote positive culture change and adherence to organisational values. Your success in delivering results under pressure to competing timescales and in complex organisations, will be evidenced through your ability to build excellent relationships with staff at all levels; your high level of emotional intelligence and cultural sensitivity; and your proven experience of advising at senior levels with confidence and gravitas.

Download job description and person specification Ref 2393 [PDF 505.84KB]

How to apply

Please email a covering letter, full curriculum vitae and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] to

You should attach your CV and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your CV and documents by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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