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Head of department HRMOS

Department of Human Resource Management and Organisational Studies

Location:  Egham
Salary:  Allowance of £6,000 per annum in addition to normal salary
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 April 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0320-095

Please note: this opportunity is only available to current employees of the University

Full-Time/ Fixed-Term appointment for up to three year

Applications are invited for the post of Head of Department – Human Resource Management and Organisation Studies

Royal Holloway is at an exciting phase in its development, with the implementation of a new school structure from 1 August 2020. Designed to enhance the student experience, achieve greater consistency and build a more effective structure for strategic decision-making the change will create new and innovative academic synergies. This will help make the College stronger and provide greater flexibility to respond and adapt to new ideas.

As part of this change a number of new departments have been established and this new post is to head up the new Department of Human Resource Management and Organisation Studies within the School of Business and Management.  As Head of Department the post holder will provide academic leadership and management to ensure successful delivery of excellence in research, teaching and learning, student experience and outcomes. As a member of the School Executive the post holder will be expected to work with colleagues to set the academic direction and goals for the School.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate excellent leadership and line management, planning and organisational, budgeting and resource management skills. Demonstration of a successful academic track record demonstrated by promotion to Senior Lecturer or equivalent experience is required for this post together with experience of leadership, planning and organisation of activities within an academic or similar context.  The latter may be demonstrated through management of a major research grant, leadership of a teaching initiative or a role within the College or professional body.  Proven experience in successfully managing conflict and resolution of difficult situations is required for this post.

In return the post holder will receive an annual allowance of £6,000 per annum in addition to normal salary.  The post is based on the main campus in Egham.

This is a fixed term appointment which will normally be for a period of up to three years with the possibility of renewal. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Gloria Agyemang on Gloria.Agyemang@rhul.ac.uk 

Please quote the reference: 0320-095

Closing Date: Midnight, 5 April 2020 

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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