Interim Deputy Head of Human Resources

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7252964 (Ref.No. CSHRS1174)
Posted: June 7, 2024

Job Description

There are 4 roles available for this post.

This role is open to current employees within People and Culture at the University of Leeds only.

Salary: Grade 8 (£45,585 - £54,395 p.a. plus allowance depending on experience)

This role will be based on the university campus with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you looking for a new and challenging role within the University HR team?  Are you able to provide strategic support, professional HR expertise and support the Heads of Human Resources?  As an Interim Deputy Head of Human Resources you would be expected to carry an operational workload alongside deputising for the Head of HR.  In addition you will have a development plan to support your development to a Head (or equivalent role)

The University People Services Team are managed through four hubs.  These are key roles, both deputising for the relevant Head of HR and providing HR leadership across the hubs.   You will strengthen our service leadership and delivery, enhancing both institutional and individual performance, and directly support the delivery of the University’s Strategic aims.

You will work closely with the relevant Head of HR deputising at key meetings (including HRLT,) and ensuring the teams have a University wide focus on activities necessary to enhance organisational effectiveness, such as employee engagement, talent management, leadership capacity and capability, and organisational design and culture and you will provide leadership and management for the hub HR teams.

In addition you will be expected to support the implementation of our new service  delivery model as part of the CPS programme, setting the foundations for developing business partnering capability, and implementing a consistent approach to our service activity.

Strong leadership skills and the ability to effectively manage and develop your team of professional colleagues to deliver a high quality and strategically aligned service are essential.


What we offer in return

And much more!  


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Ruth Buller, Senior Head of Human Resources Strategic Partnering

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Human Resources
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £45,585 to £54,395 p.a.
Grade 8 (plus allowance)
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed term until 31 July 2025 for the sole purpose of completing a task or project with a specific end date)
Release Date:  Thursday 06 June 2024
Closing Date:  Friday 21 June 2024
Reference:  CSHRS1174


The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.