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Head of HR & Learning

Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Head of HR and Learning

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh was founded in 1505 by Royal Charter granted from King James IV. From the discoveries of Simpson and Lister to modern day pioneers of medicine and dentistry who are developing simulation, VR, and robotics, the College has been a seat of learning and advancement for over 515 years.

It is the oldest Surgical College in the world with just under 30,000 members in 100 countries, almost half of whom are overseas, touching every stage of the career path from medical student to consultant. We are a family of Surgeons, Dental Surgeons and members of the Surgical and Dental teams who put Patient Safety at the heart of everything they do. Our high-quality education and examinations ensure that standards are upheld across all specialities and in all countries.

With our interest in professional standards, the College’s primary role – and the main concern of our Fellows and Members – is to ensure the safety of our patients and provide them with the best possible care. We do this by championing the highest standards of surgical and dental practice; through our provision of courses and educational programmes, training, examinations, and Continuous Professional Development; our liaison with external medical bodies; and by influencing healthcare policy across the UK.

We are working together with Aspen People to appoint a new Head of HR and Learning. This role will provide professional leadership, vision and direction for the Human Resources and Learning function, ensuring the team has the expertise and skills needed to deliver pro-active, high-quality services, drawing on external best practice and driving continuous improvement and change. It will also provide professional leadership for the development of the College People and Organisational Development Strategy aligned to the College Strategy 2022-2027.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience gained in an HR management role underpinned by broad experience gained in generalist and specialist HR roles and be CIPD qualified.

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For a confidential discussion, please contact Donogh O’Brien, Lauren Crichton or Katharine Price on 0141 212 7555.

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