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HR Business Partner

Human Resources and Organisational Development

Location:  Carlisle or Lancaster
Starting Salary:  £36,333 with incremental progression to £40,745
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Release Date:  Thursday 18 May 2023
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 04 June 2023
Interview Date:  Thursday 08 June 2023
Reference:  XX095623

  • Are you looking for an HR Business Partner role that provides a great service to enhance the student experience?
  • Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity within a University which is at a pivotal point in its development?
  • Are you highly organised, able to work under pressure and customer focused?
  • Do you want to join a group of talented HR professionals and enhance your personal and professional development?

You will be part of a small team and work alongside two other HR Business Partners, a Senior HR Business Partner and the wider HR team in the provision of professional HR advice and support. You will support both academic and professional services business areas to identify workforce issues and develop appropriate business focused HR interventions.

The role provides generalist HR support to managers offering advice regarding workforce planning, terms and conditions of employment and supporting a range of employee relations case work including; disciplinary, grievance, performance management, and sickness absence management. You will also support the staff engagement and organisational development agendas and attend relevant management meetings in the areas you work with to provide strategic level advice and guidance.

You will have proven experience of working in a busy HR Department, preferably in an HEI environment, possessing an excellent knowledge of current UK employment legislation. You will demonstrate experience in supporting a variety of employee relations case work and have participated in hearings providing professional advice and support.

With a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management or equivalent relevant professional qualification, you will ideally be a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development having successfully completed to Level 7 CIPD qualification (or equivalent).

Using your ability to develop and maintain relationships, you will analyse and provide key and strategic level information to managers, to enable them to manage their workforce effectively.

An excellent communicator, you will have the ability to develop and maintain relationships across a wide range of managers and staff at all levels.

Hybrid working arrangements can be supported for this role in line with business need.

Informal enquiries: Margaret Johnston, Senior HR Business Partner:; Tel: 07966 635033

We offer a comprehensive set of staff benefits which includes a competitive salary, 35 days holiday plus bank holidays, excellent pension scheme with 8% employer contribution, hybrid working in line with business need and corporate discounts to name a few. For more information please click HERE

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We encourage applications from the broadest range of society, including all under-represented groups with particular emphasis on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in our University and in comparison, to the sector.

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