Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Head of Human Resources

Job Reference: Head of HR
Job Title: Head of HR
Employer: Human Tissue Authority
Department: CEO Directorate
Location: 151 Buckingham Palace Road, London
Salary Range: £46,897 - £55,791
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday 20 March 2019


The Human Tissue Authority is the national independent regulator for organisations that remove, store and use human tissue for research, medical treatment, post-mortem examination, teaching and display in public. We also assess applications for organ and bone marrow donation from living people.

The interests of the public, and those we regulate, are at the heart of our work and we maintain their confidence by ensuring that human tissue is used safely, ethically, and with proper consent.

This is an exciting time to join our organisation as we embark on an organisational transformation program, of which our people are a key focus. You report to the Chief Executive, and lead on the development and implementation of HR initiatives and projects in line with our People Strategy, while ensuring the delivery of a comprehensive operational HR function for our organisation of 50 people.

This is a standalone role that requires a true hands-on approach. You will need to be able to balance meeting all operational HR needs for the organisation, including full maintenance of the HR database, data analysis/reporting with developing and implementing HR strategy and complex policies. 

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal) are essential to be able to quickly build trust and establish effective working relationships at all levels of the organisation, including senior management. In order to lead our HR function, you will need excellent knowledge of current HR best practice and its implications for organisational development, policy and practice.

A formal qualification in a HR discipline is essential.

CIPD Accreditation and experience working in a standalone HR role within a small/medium organisation is advantageous.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for more information.

The Application Process

Please apply via NHS Jobs including a personal statement that clearly indicates how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the post as set out in the job description and person specification.

Please note: The HTA is required to check employment history covering five consecutive years. You MUST give details of two different referees even if you were employed in one company for five years or more.

The HTA is not part of the NHS Guarantee Interview Scheme (GIS).    

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact

Salary Information

£46,897 - £55,791


Closing date/time: 
20 March 2019 - 11:00pm


Last updated on: 5 Mar 2019