Associate Director, HR Business Partnering
City Site

Job reference: 010000

Location: City Site

Closing date: 21/01/2022

Salary : Support Heads (£83,020 - £89,751 p.a.)

Employment type: Permanent

Team: Not specified

School / Directorate : Human Resources

Nottingham Trent University is a successful and ambitious University. We are proud to be recognised as delivering the highest level of teaching excellence. We’ve recently received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize — the UK’s most prestigious accolade for research activities, and have also been listed as one of the world’s top five universities for sustainability. NTU has been named University of the Year three times since 2017.

We are focused on reimagining our University to create a  University of the Future, transforming the lives of our students and, through them, the world in which we live. We are doing this through creating opportunity for all our students and through empowering our colleagues to have a voice that is listened to and acted upon.  Investment in people and facilities is a cornerstone to our success, including over £60 million in teaching and research facilities in the School of Science and Technology since 2016.

It is a great time to join the University! As our Associate Director, HR Business Partnering and member of the university’s Senior Leadership Team, you will have a real opportunity to not only shape the future direction of service delivery within the HR team, but to also lead and contribute to university-wide projects that impact on both colleagues and students.

In this key, strategic role you will inspire and motivate a large team of HR professionals to support the delivery of the people elements of the university strategy through a cohesive and future facing, customer focussed service.  To apply, you will be someone who is comfortable working in a complex and challenging environment and in a role that can be demanding.  You will have a deep knowledge and understanding of HR concepts and constructs, and experience as a senior HR leader and professional manager, of successfully delivering projects, and of leading successful negotiations and consultations with trade unions/staff associations. Of crucial importance will be your strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, your coaching and empowering approach, and ability to deliver creative solutions and practices.

For further information about how to apply this exciting opportunity visit: or contact our retained advisor, Emma Wilkins at Dixon Walter at or on 07741 875289.​​​​​​​

The closing date for applications is Friday, 21 January 

Final interviews will be held on Wednesday, 9 March

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.

We’re proud of how far we’ve come. With a shared vision, we are a community of more than 4,000 colleagues, all committed to our goal of becoming ‘the university of the future’. Do you have the passion to help us to go even further?

Please note that this role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions. 


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