Chief People and Culture Officer
University College Cork

Chief People and Culture Officer

University College Cork (UCC) is a comprehensive, research-intensive University, ranked in the top 300 universities in the world. Based in Cork, Ireland, UCC has over 24,000 students and employs over 3,200 academic, professional, research and technical staff from over 100 countries.

UCC’s vision is to connect and empower people to create knowledge that shapes a sustainable and inclusive world. Our mission is to create and and sustain an inclusive environment and culture to enable transformative research and learning for the enrichment of society and stewardship of our planet.

The University’s Strategic Plan 2023-2028 – Securing our Future – places our people at the heart of what we do, committing to a progressive and inclusive People and Culture Plan to attract, develop and retain our talent.

UCC is now looking to appoint an exceptional leader to the position of Chief People and Culture Officer, to lead University strategy in this area. The Chief People and Culture Officer will report to the President or nominee and, as a member of the University Leadership Team, shape decision-making in all areas of people and culture, acting as a strategic partner across the University, at an exciting and challenging time.

The successful candidate will have at least 10 years professional experience having performed at a senior executive level in a large national or global organisation of similar scale and complexity to UCC. They will be a proven leader with exceptional inter-personal skills. They will also demonstrate the credibility, drive and resilience to support the delivery of university strategy through the development and implementation of an ambitious people and culture plan. The appointee will have strong negotiating and influencing skills capable of bringing about significant change in a complex and diverse environment.

University College Cork is committed to being a fully inclusive global university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are core values under our Strategic Plan.

For a confidential discussion on the role, candidates should contact our search partners Barry Herriott Search & Selection .

Candidates should forward by email their full career details in strict confidence to Barry Herriott stating how they meet the requirements for the post.

Preferred latest date for receiving applications is 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday 11th April 2023

Contact Person : Barry Herriott Search and Selection

Contact Email :

Job ID : 065371

Contact Number : + 353 87 255 5500

Close Date : 11-Apr-2023 12:00

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