Director of People and Organisational Development

AoC Create Executive Recruitment
Competitive salary
11 Oct 2018
15 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Wirral Metropolitan College’s mission is to enhance economic prosperity through high quality, work-related education and training, supporting around 10,000 students every year.

We operate from four modern, well-equipped campuses, including our newly built Wirral Waters campus, which is part of the largest regeneration project in Europe and is one of the UK Enterprise Zones. We work closely with businesses and community partners to drive innovation, create opportunities for growth and provide industry-standard learning experiences. The College has sound finances and was recently inspected as ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

In order to deliver our aspirational plans, we want to attract, retain and develop a workforce of the highest calibre to move the College to outstanding. Fundamental to this will be an impactful, forward-looking Director of People and Organisational Development. This is a new post, created to strategically shape and develop a successful organisation and establish us as an exemplar of best practice in HR and OD.

Our new Director will develop and embed HR, OD and workforce development strategies to create an environment where individuals can flourish, where talent is identified and developed to its fullest potential, and where performance measures support progression and reward. You will lead on developing a skilled, committed workforce, through succession planning initiatives which provide opportunities and future-proof the College. You will develop impactful attraction strategies which position the College as an employer of choice. Leading a highly motivated HR team and acting as a key business driver, you will provide guidance and effective support to the senior leadership team and line managers on strategic and operational HR matters.

Our successful candidate should be CIPD qualified (minimum Level 7) with substantial HR leadership experience within a complex environment. A proactive driver of change, you will have a successful track record of organisational development, devising and embedding effective strategies which positively impact the success of a whole organisation. You should also have the ability to motivate and inspire a large, diverse workforce as well as developing managers in a 1:1 setting.

For more information about this post please contact Bernie Cullen on 020 7034 2631 or email

Closing date for applications is Sunday 11 November 2018

First Round Interviews will take place Friday 16 November and week commencing Monday 19 November

The assessment centre will be held at the college on Monday 3 December 2018

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