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Director of Human ResourcesHarrow International School Foundation Limited
Director of Human ResourcesHarrow International School Foundation Limited
Job Highlights
  • HR strategic plan and operations
  • Five-day work week
  • shuttle bus
Job Description

Harrow International School Hong Kong is the first international boarding and day school in Hong Kong. It is the third school in the Harrow family of schools in the Asia region and provides a British independent style of education from Early Years to Year 13 in custom-built facilities in a stunning location in Hong Kong. The School combines elements of educational philosophy, practice and traditions from Harrow School in London with the international mindedness of a diverse pupil body in Hong Kong. Having opened in September 2012, the School roll is currently over 1300 and the school achieves some of the best results in Hong Kong at A-level and GCSE and pupils go on to study at some of the top universities across the world. Harrow Hong Kong is, however, about much more than academic results and our pupils excel in music, drama, sport and art as well as involving themselves in service to the local community.

Job Title: Director of Human Resources

Job Purpose: The Director of Human Resources is responsible for formulating and implementing the HR strategic plan and operations to ensure that the School attracts and retains high calibre staff and an aligned and engaged workforce. The scope of the role includes, but is not limited to, oversight of recruitment of Teaching Staff and Educational Support Staff, leading the Compensation and Benefits Programme, Employee Relations and management of HRIS. The Director of Human Resources is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Reporting Line: The Head

Job Description

The specific aims and key responsibilities of this position are:

Develop HR strategies in conjunction with the vision, mission and values of the School by:

  • Being a role model for the School, delivering on the School’s values and ethos
  • Developing and implementing HR strategies, policies and procedures to maintain a sustainable, productive and engaged workforce
  • Building the Harrow Hong Kong brand and achieving the School’s aim of becoming the first choice school in Hong Kong
  • Working with Harrow International Management Systems to develop and implement regional policies and practices to achieve the School’s goals and objectives
  • Working with all stakeholders, including staff, Governors and HIMS to communicate the objectives of HR strategies

Lead and manage staffing plan and talent acquisitions by:

  • Supervising the Human Resources Manager, to establish effective recruitment channels for the recruitment of a top quality workforce aligned to the School’s strategic vision
  • Retaining talented staff through developing an efficient and transparent compensation and benefits plan
  • In liaison with the Prinicipal Deputy Head (Curricular), designing and launching the  staff professional development programme to develop pathways for Teaching Staff and Educational Support Staff and to develop a performance driven culture in the School
  • Forecasting and managing the School’s staffing plan and personnel cost, in line with the development plan of the School
  • Leading the job analysis project, working with stakeholders to review job descriptions and the School’s staffing structure

Formulate and implement compensation and benefits strategies by:

  • Making recommendations for compensation and benefits adjustment to existing practices when appropriate
  • Conducting market benchmarking survey, develop and recommend compensation policies, procedures and practices for maintaining external competitiveness and internal equity throughout the School
  • Working with the Director of Finance, preparing and managing the HR budget

Ensure the HR policies and practices are in line with the legal regulations and local compliances by:

  • Establishing and maintain regular communication with various legal authorities, including but not limited to the Education Bureau, Immigration Department and Labour Department, for better understanding of and application of legal and regulatory requirements
  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest Hong Kong Employment Ordinance
  • Establishing relationships with external organisations including government offices, HR service agents and recruitment agents
  • Managing staff issues and legal HR matters as and when they arrive
  • Providing professional HR advice to the Head and Governors as required for the best interest of the School

Lead, manage and coach the HR Department by:

  • Supervising the Human Resources Manager, to oversee the full human resources day-to-day operations
  • Reviewing and streamlining, where necessary, the workflow regularly in order to ensure the efficiency of the department
  • Developing HRIS to reduce the manual work and enhancing the data security
  • Encouraging positive and transparent communication within the HR function

Other responsibilities:

  • Implementing safeguarding procedures at the School
  • Undertaking duties as the Head of School or her delegated representative may reasonably request.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. The post holder will be expected to comply with any reasonable request by the line manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description. This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the line manager and member of staff, and will be reviewed annually.

Harrow Hong Kong is fundamentally committed to safeguarding the children in our care and their welfare is our top priority. 

All adults in the School community are expected to follow its Child Protection procedures and are required to undertake safeguarding checks.

Harrow Hong Kong reserves the right to recruit at any stage during the selection process.

 

Person Specification

 The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

Qualifications:

  • Degree or above in relevant discipline
  • Evidence of further relevant professional development

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Well versed in Hong Kong Employment Ordinance, EDB and Labour Department requirements
  • Proven knowledge and experience of the HR function; experience in the education sector desired
  • A clear demonstration of progressive responsible management and leadership experience, with skill in program development and execution

Personal Qualities:

  • High levels of personal and professional integrity
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Sound judgement and the ability to take difficult decisions to resolve issues, especially when under pressure
  • Customer-oriented and a professional approach to internal and external stakeholders at all times
  • Personal warmth to engage positively and gain confidence of pupils, staff and parents
  • A passion for excellence and a commitment to the ongoing development and implementation of the school’s vision
  • High levels of communication skills
  • Strategic mindset with a hands-on approach

Attitudes:

  • Self-motivated, with good sense of responsibility
  • Proactive and a positive ‘can do’ approach in all aspects of the role
  • Collaborative approach to team working, both internally and with external vendors
  • Flexible, diligent, positive and enthusiastic
  • Eagerness and willingness to learn and develop new skills, as required by the role

 

Application deadline: 17 April 2019 (Early Applications are encouraged)

The application form can be downloaded from our official website: https://www.harrowschool.hk/theschool/work-at-harrow/vacancies. Interested candidates please send the duly completed application form and a full resume with current and expected salary to us by email. Please state the job title and the reference code "HISHK/DOHR/201903" in the subject of your email. Personal data provided by job applicants will be treated in strict confidence and used strictly for recruitment purpose only. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Additional Information
Career Level
Senior
Qualification
Degree
Industry
Years of Experience
Not Specified
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent
Benefits
Five-day work week, Free shuttle bus, Medical insurance
Company details

Harrow International School Hong Kong is the first international boarding and day school in Hong Kong. It is the third school in the Harrow family of schools in the Asia region and provides a British independent style of education from Early Years to Year 13 in custom-built facilities in a stunning location in Hong Kong. The School combines elements of educational philosophy, practice and traditions from Harrow School in London with the international mindedness of a diverse student body in Hong Kong. Having opened in September 2012, the School roll is currently 1300. The school achieves some of the best results in Hong Kong at A-level and GCSE and pupils go on to study at some of the top universities across the world. Harrow International School Hong Kong is, however, about much more than academic results and our pupils excel in music, drama, sport and art as well as involving themselves in service to the local community.

Interested parties please send application form and full resume with current & expected salary to [email protected]