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HR and Recruitment Advisor

Human Resources & Organisational Development

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £24,461 to £28,331 per annum
Tenure:  Full time permanent, working 37 hours per week
Release Date:  Friday 17 July 2020
Closing Date:   Friday 07 August 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  HROD20-04

Staffordshire University is an innovative, connected university which supports students and the wider community to compete and thrive in the modern world.After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, the University has already exceeded goals set previously and is now considering its 2030 strategy. 

This is a great time to join the HR&OD team.  The Service plays a pivotal role in creating a working environment for our staff which is supportive, stimulating, informative and is a great place to work.We’re currently expanding the team and a number of posts designed to contribute and play a key role in the further development of the service, whilst at the same time providing an opportunity for you to make a real impact in using and developing your professional skills.  

As an experienced generalist HR practitioner, you’ll provide support and advice on a broad range of HR and recruitment activities throughout the employee lifecycle which includes recruitment, contractual queries, flexible working, HR policies and procedures, with a particular focus on guiding and advising on our sickness absence management process.   As part of a small team, in this "hands on" role you’ll the first point of contact for stakeholders seeking advice and guidance on a range of employment issues.    Working alongside the HR administration and recruitment team, you’ll also support the development of streamlined and digitally focussed processes throughout the employee lifecycle.  

A proficient multi-tasker with the ability to manage a diverse workload, you will work effectively under pressure within a very busy environment, with minimum supervision. You will be capable of using your initiative to resolve queries but will know when to seek advice and will work effectively in a team to support colleagues. You’ll be an effective communicator who is able to guide and influence managers, providing effective and pragmatic advice and solutions.  We need someone who is a team player but who is also capable of working independently.  You must be able to build and maintain good working relationships with a range of stakeholders from across our academic and professional services areas.  

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

Thank you for your interest in this role. Whilst the University campus is currently closed, the University is still open, and we are providing online lessons to our students as well as essential services. We welcome your application during this time and aim to recruit to new posts using digital capabilities such as Skype or Microsoft Teams. 

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At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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