Deputy Director of Human Resources – Transformation and Business Services Ref 2394

School/department: Human Resources
Hours: full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference:  2394
Salary: Competitive
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 exceptionally talented individual to lead our exciting HR Transformation agenda at the University. As a key member of the HR Leadership Team, you will support the Human Resources Director in the development and delivery of the University’s new People Strategy, which articulates an ambitious change agenda. Leading a multi-professional team, you will be responsible for delivering exemplary front-line services. Through your visionary leadership and strong customer orientation, you will enable your team to provide digitally enabled business-focussed services as standard; embed new ways of working; and deliver strategic priorities in partnership with Schools and other Professional Services.

With significant and successful experience of operating at scale in complex, ambiguous and diverse environments, able to communicate a compelling vision and inspire others, you will be comfortable in leading complex change programmes and managing numerous competing timelines under pressure to deliver results. Culturally sensitive, with high emotional intelligence, you will be able to build excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and staff at all levels. You will be able to both exemplify the University’s values thorough your leadership and foster a positive and inclusive working environment.

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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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