Human Resources Director
Competitive salary and benefits package
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Director of Human Resources at the Wellcome Sanger Institute - one of the world’s leading scientific research Institute’s.
This influential and varied role reporting into the Chief Operating Officer, will be responsible for leading the HR team and shaping all aspects of HR strategy. Building rapport with senior partners, you will drive improvements to current HR frameworks as well as creating new initiatives that will reflect best practice and enhance overall performance.
Ensuring credibility of the HR group you will be a respected source of HR & OD knowledge and a champion for HR in the areas of partnering/advisory, succession planning and talent management, L&D, executive coaching, performance management, staff engagement, recruitment, reward and pensions.
You will provide leadership in the development and evaluation of short and long-term strategic HR planning and objectives including significant planning exercises such at the quinquennial review. You will be the project sponsor for the HR Information System, ensuring the Institute maximises the cost- impact and benefits realisation from the system and that all policies and procedures are up to date and legally compliant and communicated effectively throughout the business
Working with the Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and EDI Forum you will ensure that EDI issues are a key consideration in the development and implementation of policy and processes and be responsible and accountable for delivery of key activities in the EDI strategy
Leading, mentoring and coaching senior managers to facilitate development and upskilling in others is also an essential component of the role.
Resilient, energetic and committed, you will have excellent leadership, oral and written communication skills. You will be adaptable, with an innovative and creative approach, excellent problem solving and decision-making skills. Candidates will have exceptional influencing and negotiating skills and be able to demonstrate inclusivity and respect for all.
Please include a CV and cover letter.
Please apply via our website: It is essential that in your written application you give evidence of examples of demonstrable experience against each of the selection criteria listed in Part One - Knowledge and Experience of the job description and person specification which in included on our website. These responses will be developed and discussed with those candidates invited for interview, together with the other criteria listed in Part Two (Skills and Abilities) and Part Three (Personal Style and Attributes).
The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute.
Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and extraordinary scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.
The Campus is a community of organisations working in genomic research, enterprise, education and discourse. It is home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, including the Wellcome Sanger Institute which is the largest organisation on Campus, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Open Targets and Genomics England. Also located here is Connecting Science - its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus.
Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to gender equality and promoting women’s careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We will consider all applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.
Closing date: 22nd April 2018