Sunderland advertises new behind-the-scenes role as David Bruce settles into CBO job

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Sunderland are advertising for a new behind-the-scenes role a the club

Sunderland have advertised a new behind-the-scenes role at the club in recent days.

The Black Cats are looking for a new “Head of People” to “create an inspirational people-focused organisation with an elevated employee experience aligned to the culture and values” at the club.

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The specifications for the Human Resources advertised by Sunderland role include strategic work, communication, promoting the club, keeping across safeguarding rules and ensuring compliance with policy and procedures.

Sunderland also adds that they would like a “proven HR professional with extensive experience in both generalist and specialist fields” and for the ideal candidate to be “a commercially driven and pragmatic leader”. The full spec for the Head of People role can be found on the club’s website by clicking here.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the job via the EFL platform iRecruit, which can be found by following this link. Candidates will be expected to “design HR strategies that motivate and enable employees to elevate performance and build the people journey, ensuring our staff have a clear version of what is possible at Sunderland” should they be appointed.

The new job was shared by Sunderland figure David Bruce on LinkedIn, with the Black Cats also advertising the role on their website. Bruce, a boyhood Sunderland fan, returned to the club after a long stint working for the MLS last year as Chief Brand and Commercial Officer.

With Steve Davison leaving his role as Chief Operating Officer, Bruce has now been promoted to Chief Business Officer where he will be charged with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the club.

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