Work for Roffey Park.

Head of People and Skills Development

Salary: circa £50,000 plus benefits

Full time, based in Horsham West Sussex.

Roffey Park Institute is a leading international School of Management, Leadership and Organisational Development. With more than 70 years’ experience, we are world class in our approach to executive education and adult learning, as well as in research. Headquartered in Horsham, West Sussex, we also have operations and faculty in Singapore and Europe. We are planning to grow, in current and future markets, and we are undergoing a thorough change process to prepare ourselves to be a thought and practice leader for decades ahead.

We are also an educational charity, and we take our charitable objects very seriously. We provide research and education to all people within organisations, for the benefit of all those people. In doing so, we encourage and promote dialogic and group approaches that promote sustainable organisational practice.

About the role

To assist in implementing our future goals, we seek an ambitious, experienced and collaborative Head of People and Skills Development. You will be diplomatic, a great communicator, instinctively open handed in your approach. Equally, you will be HR/HRD qualified and able to deliver across the employee lifecycle.

You will understand the HE and executive education environment, as well as the changes that the HE sector is going through more generally. You will be comfortable leading through change and designing and implementing best in class HR/HRD processes and practices. As an independent, international Institute, we want you to be able to operate across national boundaries and cultures, unifying our Institute both from process and cultural perspectives. You will have experience of utilising and managing digital tools to deliver HR/ HRD services to all our staff.

In addition, you will participate in the operational management of the Institute, ensuring a joined up, effective and profitable focus in all that we do. As a leader in a learner centred Institute, you will encourage and promote a culture of outward looking customer centricity everywhere.

You will also act as secretariat to the People and Reward Committee, a subcommittee of our Board of Trustees.

For more information please read the job description.  To apply please complete our application form and email to Jenny Frost.  Closing date is Tuesday 30 April 2019



WST_Best-100-Companies-NFP(CMYK)orking for Roffey Park means working for an employer that has a real impact on our clients and participants.  We aim to create a thriving work environment for all our employees, fostering engagement and growth.  Everyone who works for us plays a key role in delivering the best possible service to our clients whether this is through facilitating a programme, maintaining our grounds, providing course materials or producing quality meals in our restaurant.  In addition to salary a range of benefits are provided to support personal development, promote well-being and support a work-life balance: Our range of benefits are:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and three discretionary days between Christmas and New Year
  • Life assurance that provides a lump sum of four times your annual salary to your nominated dependents (non-contributory to employees)
  • Car allowance of £4,800 per annum for consultant roles only
  • Contributory Pension
  • Participation in the annual reward scheme, which is run entirely at the discretion of the Board
  • Private medical insurance that provides private medical consultations and/or treatment when referred by a GP (non-contributory to employees but is taxable)
  • Free parking and refreshments whilst on site at Roffey Park
  • Childcare vouchers which provide tax and national insurance savings on childcare costs
  • Training and development opportunities in accordance with your job role
  • Compassionate and supportive environment and flexible working opportunities, as appropriate and agreed
  • Whilst on site at Roffey Park Institute, free use of the swimming pool, gym and leisure facilities at designated times and in accordance with Roffey Park’s policies and procedures

Roffey Park is committed to equal opportunities and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our recruitment practices encourage candidates from all sections of society and that each employee feels comfortable in their working environment, respected and able to give of their best. These same principles apply equally to our treatment of our clients, participants and suppliers.  You can view our Equality and Diversity policy here and our Candidate Privacy notice here.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we are committed to employing and retaining disabled people and will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the vacancy advertised.