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Head of People and Governance

Leeds, West Yorkshire (On-site)
£34,596 per year
Job description

Salary: £34,596, Grade 4

Location: Leeds Beckett Students’ Union, Portland Way, Leeds. Once in post, there may be an opportunity for hybrid working.

Informal Interview (online): 17th & 18th June 2024

Final Stage Interview Date: 24th June 2024

This is a permanent post working 35 hours per week, a flexible approach to working hours is required.


Do you have experience of managing an operational HR function? Have you got a flare for being innovative and leading a team to deliver exceptional service?

Leeds Beckett Students’ Union is changing and you could be a part of it! After two years of research, reviews and collecting feedback, we are very excited to launch a brand-new strategy that is innovative, community focused and prioritising fighting for the basic needs of our students. We're looking for enthusiastic and passionate people that can help us deliver our new missions! Experience in higher education or students' unions is useful but not essential, passion to help make our student’s lives better is non-negotiable.

We have the opportunity for someone to join our team in the new role of Head of People and Governance. You will support the delivery of excellent operational and strategic HR support to both our career staff and student staff. You’ll have drive and ambition to deliver an exceptional employee lifecycle and ensure every employee within LBSU feels supported and can achieve.

We’re looking for an exceptional individual with extensive HR experience who is qualified to CIPD Level 5 to lead everything people and governance within LBSU.

This post holder will also act as secretary to the board of Trustees and support the CEO to recruit new trustees when required.

The ideal candidate will be innovative, self-motivated, and adaptable, they will be able to work with minimal supervision, independently and part of a team. You will have proficient skills in Microsoft applications and will be able to demonstrate organisational skills and prioritisation when dealing with a large, vast workload.

In return we offer a generous annual leave allowance, work pension scheme, a range of staff benefits and discounts, and development opportunities.

We look forward to reading your application and your cover letter. Your cover letter should illustrate how you meet the person specifications for this role and express your desire to work for our organisation. 


We are especially keen to encourage expressions of interest from people currently under-represented within the organisation, these include but are not limited to those from the LGBT+ community, people with disabilities, and those from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background. Candidates with a disability will be guaranteed an interview, providing they meet all the essential requirements of the post.

Posted by
Atkinson HR Consulting View profile Company size Size: 11 - 20
Posted on: 17 May 2024
Closed date: 13 June 2024 at 12:00
Tags: Human Resources, Management, Project Management, Governance