People Relations Manager

Falmouth University
December 11, 2022
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About The Role

We are seeking an ambitious People Relations Manager to join our team and play a key role in the successful delivery of our plans for growth and development for Falmouth University and our partner organisation, Falmouth Exeter Plus.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of People and Culture, you will be responsible for leading a high quality and experience focused People Relations team that provides added value to internal customers, key stakeholders and the wider People and Culture team by providing timely and expert advice and support.

There will be a particular focus on leading strategically and operationally the full range of people relations activities, including investigation, disciplinary, capability and grievance processes, restructuring, TUPE, and other organisational change programmes.

You will ensure that complex cases are managed effectively end-to-end, coaching managers to access the right sources of support to remain compliant with employment law and internal policy along with ensuring cultural alignment with our Mission, Vision, and Values.

There has never been a better time to join the team as we go through an exciting period of growth, with this role being pivotal in ensuring we achieve our strategic ambitions. The role will be challenging but will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to make an impact and develop professionally.

About You

The successful candidate will be passionate about people and culture, having worked at a senior level within a complex organisation with extensive experience in leading complex employee relations activities. Together with an ability to deliver other priority work packages and projects, within an unionised environment.

Importantly you will bring a high level of professionalism and tenacity, new ideas and challenge conventional thinking, be highly analytical with the ability to use data to identify themes and trends, and be able to translate concepts into workable best-fit solutions for the organisation.

If you are excited by the opportunity to join an innovative organisation and help drive growth by putting people at the centre of what we do then we would love to hear from you. If you would like to have an informal discussion about this opportunity ahead of applying, please contact Mark Smalley, Deputy Director of People and Culture, by email at

For further details on the skills/experience required for this role, please see the full job description above. To apply we are looking to receive a CV and supporting statement via the Apply button above, outlining your suitability for this role.

The closing date for this position is Sunday 11 December 2022.

An on-campus presence will be required for this role, however, we operate a hybrid flexible approach to working with the opportunity to work from home for part of the week.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include a competitive salary, relocation allowance, generous holiday entitlement of (35 days plus public holidays), a strong pension and career development opportunities. Full details regarding our employee benefits can be found on our Careers Site.

About Us

There couldn't be a better time to work with us at Falmouth University. For more than a hundred years, we've been at the forefront of creativity and innovation. Building on that heritage, we're now harnessing the power of digital technology to ensure we're making an impact in the future economy.

We are passionate about ideas and innovation. Our approach is rooted in collaboration and transdisciplinary working, believing that only together can we deliver the bold thinking that will solve the most complex issues of our time.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by Falmouth Staffing Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Falmouth University. Employees of Falmouth Staffing Ltd work alongside Falmouth University colleagues in the delivery of Falmouth's strategic vision and will adopt Falmouth University's HR policies and procedures in full.

Falmouth University welcomes and encourages job applications from people of all identities and backgrounds, particularly those under-represented and/or marginalised, as it is important we have a diverse range of candidates to consider.

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