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HR Policy Manager

HR Operations

Location:  Kings Meadow Campus
Salary:  £42,155 to £53,353 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Friday 10 February 2023
Reference:  HR431922

The University of Nottingham is a leading research-intensive University helping to transform lives and change the world.  We have around 45,000 students and 8,500 staff, with campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia.  It is through our people that we deliver an excellent student experience and world-changing research.  We believe that diverse and inclusive teams boost creativity and innovation, creating a university community where everyone can contribute and be appreciated for who they are.  We are continually looking for ways to improve and are bringing together a dedicated HR Policy Team to take the lead in reviewing and developing our HR policies.

As an HR Policy Manager, you will report into the Deputy Director of HR.  Your role will be to lead on the development, review and implementation of HR policies, ensuring that they reflect best practice and support the delivery of the University’s Strategy and HR Business Plan.  Your work will involve undertaking consultations with HR colleagues and trade unions and manage the process of reviewing and developing new HR policies, ensuring they are compliant with current legislative requirements.

To be successful in this role, you will have proven experience of HR policy implementation in a large and complex organisation, delivering  successful outcomes.  You will have experience of working with trade unions and staff representatives across all levels and have excellent communication and influencing skills, as well as the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.  You will have strong critical thinking and analytical skills, together with the ability to assess complex situations and initiate action.

As well as having a degree or equivalent and be CIPD qualified or equivalent, you will have an in depth and up-to-date knowledge of employment policies, practices, employment law, ACAS guidelines and extensive experience of their practical application.

As a University, we are committed to providing generous employment packages whilst supporting the wellbeing of our staff to help you reach your full potential.

As a University employee, you will have an excellent choice of benefits and rewards, including access to fitness and health facilities, staff discount and travel schemes, along with 30 days' holiday allowance (plus additional University closure days) and a highly attractive pension scheme.

We are recruiting two roles, a permanent contract and a 12 month fixed-term contract. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours) ; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. We are offering hybrid working arrangements with a blended approach of home and office working. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Helen Dunn, email: HELEN.DUNN@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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