HR Advisor

Kingston University
June 02, 2024
Offerd Salary:£42,013
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HR Advisor


Human Resources Directorate


HR Advice & Reward

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  • Job Description (Word, 65.16kb)
  • Reporting to the Head of HR Advice & Reward, this is a very interesting and rewarding role, where you will be part of a team of 4 HR Advisor's who provide robust advice, guidance and assistance to managers and staff on HR policies, procedures and legislation across the HR lifecycle.

    The aim is to develop strong employee engagement through good management practices.

    You will be responsible for case work and co-ordinating employee relations issues, and given the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to the HR strategy.

    Producing and reviewing HRMI data will enable you to monitor activity and trends across the portfolio of responsibility with the intention of prevention or early intervention and recommend solutions for people and cultural issues.

    This is a great opportunity to work with our talented staff to help create an environment that delivers academic excellence combined with the best student experience possible.

    The Person

    You will be experienced across several elements of the HR lifecycle. Particular strengths and experience in advising on policies and procedures and managing employee relations case work such as: Disciplinary & Grievances, Sickness Absence and performance management is essential.

    You will need a sound working knowledge of employment law with the professional credibility to advise and coach managers to achieve the best possible outcome for the university.

    You will have a strong customer focus to provide a proactive and pragmatic professional advisory service to a variety of stakeholders.

    You will be able to demonstrate experience of successfully managing varied and complex casework from informal stages and investigations through to hearing.

    We expect outstanding communication and relationship-building skills, with the ability to develop a full understanding of each faculty or directorate that needs your support.

    An ability to report and analyse HR data to inform decision making.


    The HR Directorate provides the strategy and infrastructure to enable Kingston University to achieve its core purpose through its people.

    The successful candidate will be joining an experienced and talented team of HR professionals who deliver HR operations, strategy and design for it's 3k strong employee base.

    Our professionals give high level support across the University along with responding to day to day queries from all areas and staff. In addition, they ensure our policies and procedures provide suitable frameworks to enable staff to operate successfully during their employment at Kingston University.

    Together we aim to enable Kingston University to recruit, develop and motivate staff, so that we all contribute to the University's success.

    Further information

    Further Information

    This role is advertised as a full-time, permanent position with a competitive salary up to £42,013 per annum dependant on experience.

    Please ensure you attach a CV and supporting statement to your application.

    Interviews are expected to be held in person w/c 10th June 2024.

    For informal enquiries please contact [email protected]

    Why Join Us

    This role is based in our brand new modern Agile Working Hub at our Penrhyn Road campus. Our campus is buzzing with students and staff, and our award- winning Town House building means this is an inspiring and inviting place to work in the heart of Kingston Upon Thames. We operate an agile working pattern, working 3 days on campus and 2 days from home and this is flexible.

    We offer a range of benefits including:

  • Career average pension scheme (LGSPS) upto 21% Employer contributions
  • 35 days annual leave per annum
  • Kingston University Qualification Course fee waiver scheme
  • Discount scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Various salary sacrifice options
  • Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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