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HR Recruitment Campaign

Deputy HR Director
£53,353 – £61,823
Glasgow City Centre Campus / Hybrid Working
Full time

This is a key appointment contributing to ensuring that Human Resources plays an essential role, while overseeing a small professional team, in enabling GSA to meet its strategic objectives, with the department developing as:

  • a key player in supporting GSA to reach its potential, putting organisational development at the centre of its contribution;
  • a proactive department, anticipating challenges and identifying opportunities;
  • a user-driven and solution-focused function, blending pragmatism with a genuine understanding of GSA’s ethos and the critical role that subject areas and staff play in maintaining this.

The Deputy Director of HR will play a key role in leading these developments for the HR function, as well as deputising for the Director of HR where appropriate.

The ideal candidate will be CIPD qualified with experience in a senior HR management role, preferably in Higher Education.  You will have a strong track record of HR policy development and implementation, experience in continuous improvement of HR systems and data workflows, as well as experience of leading and managing strategic projects.  Possessing an advanced knowledge of current employment law and its application, you will have experience of successful consultation with trade unions and a strong commitment to quality, diversity and inclusion.

GSA are seeking a Deputy HR Director who has the ability to think critically and strategically, with excellent motivational, leadership and interpersonal skills.  This role presents a fantastic opportunity to make an impact at GSA.

Recruitment Timetable

We have provided below a note of all the critical dates within this recruitment campaign which we hope will help you plan your diary:

Closing date for applications: Friday 11th November 2022

Initial “chemistry” interviews: w/c 21st November 2022

Formal interviews: w/c 28th November 2022


Deputy HR Director Job Description


GSA HR Team Structure Chart