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.


Organisation: DN Colleges Group

Location: South Yorkshire

Salary: c. £85k per annum + benefits & pension

Posted date: 29/01/2021

Closing Date: 01/03/2021

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