People & Organisational Development (HR) Business Partner

University of Glassgow
February 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£39,347 - £44,263
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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People & Organisational Development (HR) Business Partner

Job Purpose The People & Organisational Development (P&OD) Business Partner will provide advice and support for a range of People & OD services for the College of Science & Engineering (CoSE). The role will develop and maintain effective client relationships and service delivery partnerships across the College, with P&OD colleagues and the wider University community.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 1. Work with leaders and managers to support the delivery of the people agenda, providing professional, high-quality advice, support and coaching to enable effective decision-making and influencing the delivery of local 'people' related initiatives. 2. Identify, propose and implement people solutions, working in collaboration with senior P&OD colleagues to include organisational design and development, workforce planning and talent management initiatives, to enable the achievement of strategic objectives at a College and institutional level, creating and providing effective management oversight of an action plan(s) to deliver those solutions. 3. Lead change initiatives, defining appropriate actions and end-to-end management of their implementation, encompassing planning, engagement and effective communications through to delivery and coordinating related POD activities/resources as required. 4. Provide advice and guidance on complex people issues having undertaken due analysis of risk and return on investment against desired result/outcomes, working in partnership with the Employee Relations Hub Centre of Expertise, and/or as the lead on employee relations matters (probation, attendance, performance, disciplinary and grievance), to deliver effective people management solutions while ensuring issues are addressed timeously and appropriately. 5. Participate in recruitment, selection and job evaluation/matching processes, providing advice to managers on job design, work analysis and organisational structure, assessing and determining appropriate role grading, ensuring the objectivity, transparency, and integrity of the University grading structure in accordance with equal pay principles. 6. Contribute to the University's diversity and inclusion agenda throughout the College, supporting Athena Swan and other related initiatives as appropriate. 7. Network effectively across the College and wider University, strengthening communication channels across the College business partnering team and the wider P&OD community. Actively engage with and ensure client groups are kept appraised of policy and procedural changes and facilitate their effective engagement with P&OD initiatives. 8. Develop and drive initiatives to build upon colleague engagement activities within the College, thereby enhancing local management capability in the effective handling of people management issues. Work in partnership with relevant teams to deliver key projects in CoSE and across the wider P&OD function adopting a proactive approach to embedding the University's Values across our community. 9. Contribute to the delivery and analysis of regular KPI and ad-hoc management information which provides managers with insightful commentary to drive business improvement. 10. Support, and where required supervise, the College P&OD administration team members, supporting development to ensure that an excellent P&OD service is provided across all areas of activity. Contribute to the establishment of College P&OD team objectives, service standards and reputation. 11. Maintain up to date knowledge with developments in employment legislation. Participate in external networking opportunities to enhance sector knowledge adopting a proactive approach to sharing and encouraging the application of best practice with/from other institutions and promote their application accordingly.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


Essential A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 9 (Ordinary Degree, Scottish Vocational Qualification level 4) in relevant subject (i.e. Human Resource Management, Business Management, etc.) or equivalent relevant professional HR/P&OD generalist experience A2 Chartered CIPD membership A3 Well developed knowledge of HR best practice and employment legislation

Desirable B1 Knowledge of job evaluation methodologies, especially Hay B2 Knowledge of HR/Payroll systems


Essential C1 Ability to adopt a consultancy style, strategic HR business partnering approach, with proven influencing, judgement, analytical and problem solving ability C2 Excellent organisational skills with the ability to plan, prioritise and deliver across a range of work activities and juggle a busy workload C3 Ability to interpret relevant University policies, employment legislation and good practice and apply to complex cases C4 Highly effective written and oral communication skills with the ability to draft accurate, concise and comprehensive reports and letters and articulate complex information in an accessible way and present to varied staff groups C5 Excellent IT skills, including a high level of competency in the use of Microsoft Office applications and data manipulation C6 Confident, credible and resilient with the ability to effectively manage conflict and demanding clients C7 Articulate and persuasive - ability to persuade clients at all levels within the University on a range of matters, some of which may not be popular or within the experience of the audience C8 Ability to work independently, lead on activities where required and contribute as a team player C9 Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal sensitively with related issues/individuals with tact, diplomacy and discretion


Essential E1 A proven track record of delivery, working in HR/P&OD at a professional level within a complex operating environment E2 Experience of providing high quality advice and guidance on a range of P&OD matters including the application of HR policy E3 A track record of successfully handling an Employee Relations case work portfolio, including attendance management, performance management, discipline and grievance investigations and hearings etc

Desirable F1 Experience of developing people policy, procedure and management guidance F2 Experience of designing and delivering presentations and management training F3 Experience of working in the HE sector F4 Experience of consulting and negotiating with trade unions F5 Experience of organisational change/restructuring activities F6 Experience of supervising and managing performance and development

Closing Date: 23:45 on Monday 19th February 2024

Informal enquiries should be directed via email to Mhairi Docherty (Head of People & Organisational Development (CoSE), [email protected]

Terms and Conditions Salary will be Grade 7, £39,347 - £44,263 per annum.

This post is full time(35 hours per week, Monday - Friday) and open ended (permanent). Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared. 2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension, benefits and discount packages. 3 A flexible approach to working. 4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University .

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community here.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

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Vacancy Ref : 138648 Close Date : 19-Feb-2024 23:45

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