Are you ready for the challenge of leading transformational culture change?
DN Colleges Group is one of our Region’s leading and largest college groups. Set in South Yorkshire (Doncaster College) and North Lincolnshire (North Lindsey College) we operate a multi-site estate and deliver education and training to more than 13,000 students including significant and growing apprenticeships and HE provision, with 2,500 HE students making us one of the country’s largest providers of HE from within FE.
The Group has an annual turnover of over £50m and is financially secure and employs over 1,000 staff. We are critical to the success of a wide geographic area and play a pivotal role in widening participation through the broadest range of FE courses and qualifications, and a very important growing portfolio of Higher Education programmes and Apprenticeships.
The Chief People Officer (Transformation) is a new, senior post that is fundamentally concerned with change and transformation, leading the people aspects of achieving our ambitious strategic aims and objectives and removing barriers that prevent our students from realising their potential.
This will be achieved by ensuring that all people-related activities are aligned to facilitate the delivery of a strong and coherent culture, based on values and agreed behaviours, ensuring all colleagues work together, feel valued and embrace change to support the achievement of College’s strategic aims in an increasingly dynamic and complex environment.
We require a high-calibre, senior level leader who will have proven record in change management, human resource management or organisational leadership and development. The successful candidate will have worked in an organisation of similar complexity and have demonstrable expertise in areas such as the leadership of people, organisational development, staff development, transformational change management, diversity, student support, inclusion and safeguarding.
We will expect you to have a strong affinity with the transformational nature of the education and skills development of young people and adults and a strong alignment with our core values of ASPIRE: Ambition, Support, Partnership, Innovation, Responsibility and Equality. In addition, you will value the important role of our Colleges in the centre of our local communities and will uphold our values of collaboration and partnership.
The DN Colleges Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff and volunteers must therefore be willing to apply for DBS clearance at an Enhanced level.
We are recognised as a Disability Confident employer, Mindful Employer and also positively encourage applications from all ethnic backgrounds.
About DN Colleges Group
DN Colleges Group is a dynamic education provider in South Yorkshire, Greater Lincolnshire and the Humber Region, focused on transforming our communities through learning.
Our educational hub spans Scunthorpe to Doncaster and beyond. We combine distinct, high quality teaching and learning with local, regional and global reach. We connect our students and staff with partners and employers across the east/west corridor from Sheffield City Region to the Humber and Lincolnshire, across the UK and internationally.
Putting Students First
The exceptional education and training we provide transforms the lives of our students. We aim to help them raise their ambitions and aspirations, supporting them as they achieve their full potential – in employment choices as well as in life.
At DN Colleges Group, we are working towards a common goal: to transform our communities through learning. This vision reflects our belief in our students and in our ability to transform their lives so positively. Our students are at the heart of everything we do.
This vision is supported by a set of values that underpin how we operate every day across our organisation. Across every team and department, we follow core values that guide our decision making, our interactions and our approach to challenges and opportunities.
These values are a fundamental part of DN Colleges Group, as we aspire to deliver outstanding and inspirational teaching and learning for our students every day.
Our Values: ASPIRE
Ambition: to achieve the highest standards
Support: a caring, safe and inclusive environment
Partnership: collaborative working to achieve shared goals
Innovation: we use our initiative and are agile in finding creative solutions
Responsibility: we take individual and collective responsibility
Equality: we work with integrity and are open, honest and respectful of each other
Investing for the Future
Created in 2017 from the merger of Doncaster College & University Centre and North Lindsey College, we work closely with our local communities to ensure we invest in ways that meet the priorities of our local and regional areas. We support our students, staff, employers and partners to make the most of every opportunity to grow and strengthen our future.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Ian Sackree (07795 271559) or David Beynon (07970 042334)
If you wish to apply for this position, then please:
Before applying please download and read the all the supporting documents.
If you wish to apply for this position, then please complete the following documents and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading of “Chief People Officer (Transformation)”.
In order to apply, please submit the following
- An up to date CV
- A Cover Letter. Please explain your motivation for applying and what you will bring to the role. (NB – no more than 3 sides of A4, font 11, Arial)
- An Additional Information Form
- An Equality and Diversity Form
Protocol will send an acknowledgement of receipt via email to all applicants within 24 hours. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, then please call David Beynon on 07970 042334.
Please provide the names, addresses and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. We expect to take up references for candidates who have been shortlisted unless you tell us otherwise.
Closing Date: 12.30pm Monday 1 March 2021
Assessment Centre: Tuesday 23 & Thursday 25 March 2021
Organisation: DN Colleges Group
Location: South Yorkshire
Salary: c. £85k per annum + benefits & pension
Posted date: 29/01/2021
Closing Date: 01/03/2021