HR Advisor

University of Exeter
April 04, 2024
Offerd Salary:£32,332
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Contract Type:fixed-term basis unt
Working Time:Full time
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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £32,332 on Grade E (pro rata for part-time), depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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HR Advisor

Job description

Human Resources

We are looking for HR Advisors on a fixed-term basis until July 2025. These roles are available immedately. Full or part-time hours are available (0.5-1 FTE).

The roles offer the opportunity for hybrid working, with an average expectation of 2 days per week presence on campus.

The roles

This is an exciting time for the University of Exeter; our people and the contribution we all make is central to the shared endeavours of our institutional Strategy 2030 which aims to deliver innovations for a world that is greener, fairer and healthier.

We are looking to appoint HR Advisors who are passionate about providing exceptional HR support and advice. We will support you to thrive in a fast- paced environment where your HR expertise is valued and developed.

We need you to provide comprehensive and pragmatic HR guidance to line managers and employees across the University on all aspects of HR. Working alongside our HR Partners, you will play an integral role in helping our managers drive high performance and positivity across their teams while ensuring a key focus on staff health and wellbeing.

We anticipate you will join us with:

  • Proven, recent experience of working in a fast-paced generalist HR role, including advising on disciplinary, grievance, and performance issues etc.
  • Resilience and the ability to work well under pressure. You will have demonstrable ability to plan, prioritise and organise your own work effectively in a demanding environment.
  • The ability to work effectively with others in a team environment and able to act with diplomacy in sensitive situations and maintain confidentiality.
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    Further information

    We would be delighted to answer any questions to help establish that this HR Advisor role is the right job for you. To find out more, please get in touch with Stuart Thomson, HR Partner at: [email protected]

    Why our staff love working here

  • Flexible working opportunities
  • 39-41 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Actively inclusive organisation ensuring equality and fairness for all
  • Leading parental leave initiatives
  • Multiple wellbeing and health initiatives for staff
  • Sustainability and the environment being at the heart of what we do
  • Beautiful campus environment when working from either Exeter or Penryn
  • Inspiring research that really makes a difference to the world
  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.

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