The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Director of Human Resources

Campus: St. Augustine, Trinidad

Qualification, Training & Experience

The successful applicant should possess:
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities.
  • An analytical mind capable of “out of the box “thinking to solve problems.
  • At least a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development or related field.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in HR Management at the Executive Level, preferably in a higher education or business environment.
  • Demonstrated experience as a results-driven, successful team player in a large organisation
  • Experience in successful HR Transformation and developing HR Strategies and Plans, using new technologies, inclusive of social networks.
  • HR Scorecarding, Industrial Relations expertise
 Legal training would be an asset.
Main Responsibilities
  • Developing and aligning the HR Strategic Plan in alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan.
  • Developing and implementing strategies to ensure a stable industrial relations climate on the Campus.
  • Leading the University’s team in negotiations with the Unions.
  • Developing and implementing a Succession Planning Programme.
  • Keeping abreast of and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, rules, regulations and Industrial Court judgements.
  • Demonstrating strategic HR leadership and developing HR capacity and competency throughout the campus.
  • Facilitating and building a supportive work environment and an engaged workforce, modelling the UWI’s core values.
  • Other duties as may be required by the Campus Principal or University Registrar.

Detailed applications and full curriculum vitae should be sent under confidential cover to the University Registrar, Office of Administration, The University of the West Indies, Regional Headquarters, Hermitage Road, Kingston 7, Jamaica.e-mail: or Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated.  Further particulars, including interview process, can be obtained at the above address.  In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the University Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by The University.

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