Head of Recruitment job with HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY | 182480 – Times Higher Education (THE)

Posted: October 7, 2019 at 9:43 am

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Location Edinburgh, GB Organization Name HR Directorate

About Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University has five campuses: three in the UK (Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney), one in Dubai and one in Malaysia. The University offers a highly distinctive range of degree programmes in the specialist areas of science, engineering, design, business and languages.

With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for business and industry. We connect with industry at every level and develop programmes to match their needs so employers get work-ready industry-fit graduates.

Heriot-Watt is also Scotland's most international university, boasting the largest international student cohort.

We have an established set of values that help us to nurture innovation and leadership, and show our commitment to continuous improvement and development in all our activities.

For full details on our University please view our Careers at Heriot-Watthttp://www.hw.ac.uk/about/careers-at-heriot-watt.htm

About our Team

Covering all University Campuses internationally, the HR Directorate provides a range of strategic and operational HR Support and Guidance to the Leaders, managers and employees of the University.The services cover the full employee cycle from the point of attracting staff as potential employees, through their recruitment and induction, career development and reward and recognition.There are HR colleagues based in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia organised around five Divisions, Recruitment, Organisational and Professional Development, Reward and Wellbeing, Employee Relations and Policy and Operations.

The Head of Recruitment is a new senior leadership position and a key strategic appointment for the University.The post holder will define the talent attraction and recruitment strategy and operational processes for the University, creating a centre of excellence to manage the recruitment and selection process, supporting hiring managers with the end to end process. They will build a small team in Edinburgh and oversee the recruitment approach globally, developing our Employer Brand and candidate proposition, positioning and selling the unique opportunities we have within our academic and professional services communities.

Attracting academic leaders and world class professional services is critical to the Universitys ability to deliver its ambitious strategic goals set out in Strategy 2025. The Head of Recruitment will work with the Global Director of HR, Senior HR colleagues in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia along with senior stakeholders internally and externally to build a best in class, flexible and creative recruitment function for the University.

Detailed Description

Purpose of Role :

Key duties and responsibilities

Summary of Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Education, Qualifications & Experience:

These are the criteria on which the short-listing and recruitment selection will be made



Competencies, Tasks and Responsibilities

The tasks and responsibilities listed under the following Competency Headings form part of all leadership roles in the University at this level and it is expected that the role-holder will perform them to at least an effective standard at all times.

Strategic Outlook


Management Responsibilities

Team Work

Championing Change

Decision Making

Planning and Organising

Initiative and Problem Solving

Service Excellence

Clear and Consistent Communications


This job description is intended as a flexible framework which outlines the key general areas of activity in your position. Other activities may be required which are not outlined above but which are appropriate to the position and grade. Your personal objectives (Forward Job Plan) will also set out specific tasks and objectives for you to achieve, including objectives to help your career development.

How To Apply

Applications can be submitted up to midnight(UK time)on Friday 18th October 2019. Please submit your CV and a covering letter as to why you are a suitable candidate for the role.

At Heriot-Watt University we understand that being diverse makes us better which is why we support a culture of respect and equal opportunity, and value diversity at the heart of what we do. We want to increase the diversity of our workplace to underpin a dynamic and creative environment.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UKVI to enable sponsorship of non-European nationals. Therefore we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website:https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas

We welcome and will consider flexible working patterns e.g. part-time working and job share options.

Use our total rewards calculator:https://www.hw.ac.uk/about/work/total-rewards-calculator.htmto see the value of benefits provided by Heriot-Watt University.

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