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HR Business Partner (Policy Development and Employee Relations)

  • Job Reference: REQ005762
  • Date Posted: Friday, 2 July 2021
  • Application Closing Date: Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Location: Preston Campus
  • Grade/Salary: H (£36,914-£42,792) pro rata
  • Basis: Indefinite
  • Job Category / Type: Professional Services
  • School/Service: Human Resources
  • Hours: Part time (18.13 hours per week - 0.5 FTE) job share
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed

Are you an enthusiastic, professional and pragmatic employee relations advisor looking for an opportunity to put your ideas and experience into practice? Are you keen to contribute to the delivery of a forward thinking and high-quality policy development, people centred, employee relations service? Do you want to work in a University that strives to create an inspirational student experience, enabling people irrespective of their backgrounds, to fulfil their potential, develop as global citizens and meet their life and career goals?

We are seeking a highly credible, forward-thinking and self-motivated HR Business Partner with experience of working in large and complex organisations, ideally within the HE Sector but that’s not essential.

You will help us create a positive employee experience at UCLan, through pro-active policy development and promoting a partnership employee relations culture. You will work collaboratively with HR colleagues, trade union representatives and a wide range of managers, to facilitate improvements in policy and guidance across University. You will have the skills to actively engage colleagues in negotiation, discussion and review in a wide range of subjects including employee relations, reward, pensions, diversity and development. Key responsibilities are supporting the joint union meetings and building positive working relationships to achieve agreed outcomes. You will also play a key role within HR regarding research, advice on best practice across the profession, and supporting colleagues to implement policy.

Educated to degree level and holding chartered membership of the CIPD, you will have significant experience of working in an operational HR role and of building successful and productive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. With recent and extensive experience of working successfully with trade unions, you will be an excellent communicator; easily adapting your style to differing audiences. Excellent coaching, project management and influencing skills are essential for success in this role.

Working closely with a job share partner, you will ensure a seamless, consistent and professional service to your key stakeholders and areas of responsibility.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston and the majority of working time will be on campus but there is an opportunity to work for remotely for part of the working week in partnership with your job share partner.

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