Head of Assessment and Development

Oxford HR

Permanent
Oxford
Posted 1 month ago

About Oxford HR

Oxford HR is an international, expanding and forward-thinking Executive Search firm leading the way in the appointment of executives and non-executives in the international development and UK charity sectors. We are actively expanding into new practice areas such as health and education but our footprint in the development sector is substantial.
With impressive leadership, and a core team with a strong track record already in place, we have an ambition to become the leading ‘for purpose’ Executive Search firm, working with a range of clients including international development organisations, INGOs, UK charities, foundations, government bodies and the education sector. Our value proposition – search for a better world – sums up our ambitions and our core values.
This opportunity will be challenging, rewarding and offer the fantastic possibility of developing a ‘start up’ within the business offering innovative, insightful support services to clients.

The Role

The main purpose of this job is to create and lead a new business unit offering assessment and development services to our clients in the ‘for purpose’ sector globally. This will include developing and running assessment centre services for clients as an integral part of recruitment campaigns and also supporting clients undertaking organisational development looking to develop their leaders internally.

This is an opportunity to use your skills as an occupational chartered psychologist, and entrepreneurial outlook, to develop a profit centre within Oxford HR providing a range of key assessment and development services to our clients.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

• Qualified Occupational Psychologist
• Trained in delivering and testing psychometric instruments, ideally in multi-cultural environments and international settings
• Experience in delivering training to teams and individually
• An interest in, or experience of working in, the development sector

Skills and abilities

• Ability to develop strong client and candidate relationships
• Ability to project manage with a high degree of accuracy and insight, a range of assessment and development projects across multiple locations and often under tight timescales
• Ability to win business

• Ability to grow and effectively manage a team of Assessors and Associates to support projects
• Ability to work effectively with people from different cultures and backgrounds, remotely and face to face

Personal Style and Behaviour

• Entrepreneurial approach with high levels of drive and positive energy
• Collaborative and inclusive working style
• Able to foresee and mitigate problems – proactive approach to problem solving
• Keen eye for detail, consistency and quality
• Empathy with the vision and values of the business and those of our clients
• A positive, supportive attitude towards colleagues, candidates and clients

Qualifications

•Qualified Occupational Psychologist

Job Features

Job CategoryInternal
LocationOxford
SalaryNegotiable with profit share
Contract TypePermanent, with a 6-month probation period
Closing Date6th of May 2019

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Job Features

Job CategoryInternal
LocationOxford
SalaryNegotiable with profit share
Contract TypePermanent, with a 6-month probation period
Closing Date6th of May 2019

Apply Online

David Lale

Group CEO

dlale@oxfordhr.co.uk