Executive Director of HR

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Further Education, HR / Recruitment
South East England
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Executive Director of HR and Central Support

Full Time, 36 hours, 52 weeks per year


Capel Manor College is the only College in London that aims to deliver outstanding and inspirational and environmental land-based learning opportunities across the Greater London region. Our most recent Ofsted report rated the College "good" with good effectiveness of leadership and management. Aspiring to excellence, the College has an excellent reputation for quality, is financially strong and has continuous growth in student numbers. Fundamental to the College's forward-thinking strategy is support for the environment and food supply in Greater London and the southeast

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Executive Director of Human Resources and Central Support.

The successful candidate will be an active and proactive member of the senior leadership team. Reporting directly to the Principal and Chief Executive, the post holder has a critical role in enabling the College to achieve its strategic and operational objectives.

You will provide strategic leadership and guidance for all aspects of the HR and organisational development ensuring legal and regulatory compliance and that all relevant policies, procedures and working practices fully contribute to our strategic aims.

We are looking for someone to develop our culture of excellence and provide outstanding support, guidance and customer service across our six London campuses.

You will build and retain a highly capable and motivated workforce that dynamically and cohesively contributes to student outcomes and the success of the Corporation and develop

efficient, effective and integrated systems, practices and procedures throughout the College.

You will also manage Payroll and our Central Support team and actively contribute to wider College strategy, operations and governance.

The ideal candidate will be CIPD qualified and educated to degree level with a good understanding of further and higher education. You will have a passionate for excellence and the highest levels of achievement and a deep commitment to inclusive and fair practices.

What's in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including a career average pension scheme (LGPS), employee assistance programme and full access to Capel Gardens.

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects the wider community we support. We particularly welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in senior roles, including females, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), people with disabilities and from the LGBTQ community.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment. We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.

Closing date: 30 January 2021

First interview date: 4 February 2021

Second interview date: 5 February 2021

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Contact Details:
Tel: 08455 643 080
Contact: Sharron Probert

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