Group director for people

Location: Multiple locations available

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Circa £70,000 per annum

Group director for people

Salary: Circa £75,000 per annum when working full time (35 hours a week) plus London weighting

Location: Bristol, London, Manchester, Harwell


We’re looking for amazing people to help us drive a digital revolution for the benefit of society.


About you

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box. But we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. So, if you can do most of what we are looking for, go ahead and apply. You could be exactly what we need!

We’re ideally looking for someone with:

  • A track record of substantial success in a similar role at a similar level, with personal responsibility for delivering group-wide strategy and transformational cultural change
  • Proven experience of developing and leading on change management programmes through employee engagement, involvement and collaboration
  • Proven experience of successfully leading, managing and coaching employees and supporting them through times of change
  • Up to date of knowledge of employment law, TUPE legislation and its practical effective application. 


About the role     

We are looking for an amazing Director for People who can lead the HR function and partner with the board to sculpt the growth and people agenda.

You will ensure that Jisc has an engaged, inclusive and diverse workforce with the right knowledge, skills and behaviours to deliver its strategic goals.  

This is a challenging role where you will build a progressive management structure and management approach alongside technical career paths that will be fit to take the organisation forward and to respond flexibly to future challenges and changes to the world of work.

Your experience and skills will be a crucial aspect to facilitate and enable the development of the organisation.

 For the full job description, please click here.


About us

We want a world where people learn, discover and thrive through access to technology. No matter who they are or where they live. We’re a social enterprise, so every penny we create is reinvested in our core purpose. 

We’re a place where people make a difference to our members, feel valued and have fun. Our values are our guiding principles. They are are pride, passion, pace, trust, and teamwork.


Why work at Jisc?

We want to make sure our people have the flexibility they need to balance their personal lives and do well at work. So, we focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working including flexible hours and working from home.

We’re always learning and developing. All our people have access to a huge variety of learning resources to help them achieve this.

Our benefits are great too:

  • We offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and 3 days Christmas closure)
  • We contribute a huge 19.5% to your 8.8% for your pension from day one
  • We provide discounts on IT equipment, a cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans
  • We also offer generous parental leave arrangements, career breaks and volunteer leave



This role can be based in Bristol, London, Manchester or Harwell.

Connecting with each other is a doddle, thanks to our technology, but getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can, so you may need to travel on occasion. Our main offices are in Bristol, Harwell, London and Manchester.


Other stuff you need to know

At Jisc we celebrate diversity and know that it’s critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.

If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, let us know. We will be happy to help.

We review CV’s as we receive them and interview as soon as we receive good applications. We don’t use closing dates. So, please apply as soon as possible to avoiding missing out on this role.

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No agencies please.

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