Head of HR Operations (1.0FTE)

Date advertised

6 May 2022

Closing date

26 May 2022




Human Resources

Required hours

Full Time




£55,932 - £62,606 per annum

The Royal College of Art is the UK’s only entirely postgraduate institution of art and design, dedicated to teaching, research and knowledge exchange with industry. The RCA has been ranked the number one university-level institution for art & design, internationally, for the eighth consecutive year according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021.

Applications are invited for Head of HR Operations.  Reporting to the Deputy Director of Human Resources, you will manage the delivery of Human Resources operational services, ensuring efficient, effective and high-quality transactional services are delivered across the whole employee lifecycle.

You will have extensive HR Operational experience, with the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing across the College and externally, with software suppliers and other key business contacts, and with stakeholders and officials in other organisations at all levels.  Along with excellent numeracy, project management and analytical skills, the ability to organise your workload and that of the team to ensure key deliverables are achieved in an accurate and timely fashion.

You will contribute to the effective management of the HR department, inputting into the development of HR strategy and operational plans and ensuring effective budget management and monitoring.  Ensuring timely and accurate payroll processing and lead on the management and administration  of the College’s pension provision.

Closing date for applications: midnight Thursday 26th May 2022

Interviews are expected to take place: 10th June 2022

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The Royal College of Art is an equal opportunities employer. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  

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