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Assistant HR&OD Business Partner

Human Resources & Organisational Dev't

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £29,614 to £34,304 Per Annum - Full Time Permanent
Release Date:  Monday 18 July 2022
Closing Date:   Tuesday 09 August 2022
Reference:  HROD21-14

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.  

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role 

Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity to work in a newly created HR role in an ambitious and fast-moving University?   If so, we want to hear from you!

With the recent launch of our new ambitious Strategic Plan, exciting change is happening here at Staffordshire University.  With our people at the forefront of our strategic ambitions, we’ve created a number of new opportunities within HR&OD and are looking for enthusiastic, flexible and committed HR professionals who have a proactive, collaborative approach and ability to thrive in a supportive environment.   

You’ll provide generalist HR advice and support throughout all of the employee lifecycle including recruitment and selection, employee relations casework and learning and development.  With the opportunity to work closely with HR&OD Business Partners in supporting cultural improvement and transformational change across the University, you’ll also take the lead on projects designed to improve the experience of our customers and streamline our processes.   

Qualified to CIPD level 5 (or working towards), you’ll have demonstrable experience of providing HR advice in a complex and fast paced environment.    Your experience of managing employee relations casework through to resolution, together with your ability to quickly build positive and highly effective working relationships at all levels across the University will ensure that you can achieve with impact.

In return we will offer you a generous benefits package including a competitive salary, 32 days annual leave per year, membership of a defined contribution pension scheme and access to a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits including discounted gym membership, remote GP access and free physiotherapy, to name just a few!

For an informal discussion about the role, contact Hannah Gibbard, HR&OD Business Partner. Email:Hannah.gibbard@staffs.ac.uk 

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

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 32 days Annual Leave 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

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.


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