Head of HR

Closing date: 26/02/2023

Post Title: Head of HR

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Downe House Riyadh

Purpose of the Role

This is an exceptional and rare opportunity for someone who has the qualities, skills and experience to be the Head of Human Resources of Downe House Riyadh in its founding year. The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of School providing professional skills and technical capabilities with specialist’s subject knowledge in employment legislation to ensure the effective operations of Human Resources at Downe House Riyadh.

The successful applicant will be a key public face of the School. The Head of HR will provide an efficient and responsive strategic, administrative and organisational HR service to the school. This will be achieved by helping the Principal to lead ‘people management’ by providing professional skills and technical capabilities, specialist subject knowledge (including employment legislation), integrity in decision making and operational activity that is required for the effective operations of Human Resources at Downe House Riyadh.

We hope this post will attract an experienced professional from the education sector. Alternatively, the role might suit an exceptional individual with wider educational or HR experience gained outside the sector but who has an instinctive feel for the school’s stakeholders and their needs, bringing with them the relevant skills to undertake this complex and exciting job.

An understanding of, and empathy with, the School’s ethos is essential.

How to Apply

After considering the details of the candidate information pack, job description and person specification, complete all sections of the application form including the supporting statement that sets out your interest in this position, how you meet the requirements of the role and your ambitions for the school. Please email your complicated application form to careers@downehouseriyadh.com

Any submission without a completed Downe House Riyadh Application Form will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 26th February 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified and interviews arranged accordingly. Downe House Riyadh reserves the right to appoint before the closing date and early application is therefore advised.

For more information or an informal conversation please contact careers@downehouseriyadh.com.