HR Manager

To provide accurate and appropriate personnel advice and assistance to a high standard based on the requirements of employment law and the University’s central personnel policies. To advise the Senior Administrator and other senior managers in all aspects of HR administration including current HR legislation, University contracts of employment, recruitment, disciplinary procedures and annual reviews.

Essential selection criteria

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding on employment laws and higher education policy and procedures with personnel
  • CIPD qualification
  • Strong and extensive management experience and ability to train and supervise others especially front-of-house employees
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including a high standard of written English and high level of personal discretion and judgement, especially when dealing with sensitive and confidential information. A proven ability to work well with staff at all levels, as part of a small team to deal effectively with people at all levels in the University and outside it
  • Good IT literacy; excellent word processing, email, web browsing skills and the ability to use databases and spreadsheets are essential
  • The ability to plan prioritise strategically and to understand and interpret complex regulations and legislation as well as the initiative to develop policies and procedures, to solve problems as they arise and improve service provision
  • Excellent organisational skills, superb attention to detail and the ability to prioritise and delegate work so as to meet fixed deadlines while maintaining a very high level of accuracy
  • The ability and aptitude to accept responsibility ant work both independently and as a leading member of a team and a willingness to take a flexible approach to the workload and hours required to meet certain deadlines