HR Change Manager

University of Exeter
November 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:£48,350 to £64,914
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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £48,350 to £64,914 on Grade G, 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 Change Manager

Job description

Human Resources – HR Partnering

The above full-time post is available immediately on a fixed-term basis until 31st July 2025, within Human Resources. This is a full-time role but we are happy to discuss full-time flexible hours to suit individual needs.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

The role

The University's Strategy 2030 aims to use the power of our education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future. Our shared purpose and vision will continually drive us to make a difference to our people, our communities, our partners, and to the world around us. To deliver this strategy, the HR Division are part of an Enabling Strategy 2030 Group, focusing on evolving our workforce to both realise efficiencies and support our people to deliver on the University's strategic objectives.

To support our delivery of Strategy 2030, the main purpose of the post is to provide organisational oversight and expertise to Faculty and Professional Services in the design and implementation of new operating models and organisation structures.


The post-holder will work as part of the wider HR Partnering team with senior leaders, sharing experience, good practice and insights into the effective design, analysis and implementation of good workforce planning. The team works very collegially and the post holder will be expected to provide practical, hands-on support to ensure the team is able to deliver agreed outcomes on time.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of providing innovative change expertise to senior leaders in a complex organisation and experience of using people data to evidence decision-making in a change management context.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

Further Information

For further information or to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Holly Davey, Assistant Director of HR, email [email protected]

The closing date for applications is Sunday 26 th November 2023 (23:59pm). Interviews are provisionally expected to take place on Friday 8 th December 2023.

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% of our research is of international quality and 47% 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.

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