HR Partner

HR Partnering Team Location: Bailrigg Salary: £46,974 to £54,395 12 month fixed term contract (maternity leave cover) Closing Date: Sunday 18 February 2024 Interview Date: Monday 26 February 2024 Reference: 0131-24

About Lancaster University

Lancaster University is an academic powerhouse that combines high quality teaching and research with a strong sense of community and belonging. Lancaster's strengths are in teaching, research and the student experience reflecting their distinctive community.

The Opportunity

Lancaster University are looking for a dynamic, efficient, and motivated candidate to join our HR Partnering Team on a 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave to play a key role in the implementation of our People and Culture Plan, and University Strategy. The role holder will work closely with leaders in the UK and overseas to help build organisational and people capabilities providing people solutions that contribute to the University's success.

As HR Partner at Lancaster, you will have personal impact, professional credibility and act as a leader and representative of the People and Organisation Effectiveness Division. With a strong appreciation for the HE sector, you will bring your knowledge of the best people management practices to advise on the people implications for the University.

You will have an excellent track record of being a HR generalist including implementing business strategy from a people perspective, offering expertise in all people areas, as well as operational activity such as dealing with employee relations and policy development.

In return the University provides a competitive annual salary, generous annual leave allowance of 25 days, plus 6 closure days (to be taken over Christmas and Easter) and Bank Holidays. The University offers membership of the USS Pension Scheme, alongside a variety of other benefits.

Lancaster University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. They are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena Swan Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education.

The University is committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce and ensuring our culture is inclusive. We encourage applications from all diversity groups and people from the Global Majority for this position.

This contract is offered on a 12 month fixed term basis to cover maternity leave and is a great opportunity to be part of a team that will drive forward the HR Partnering Team.

If you want to find out more about joining our team, please contact Russ Quigley, Deputy HR Director at [email protected].

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  • Please note: unless specified otherwise in the advert, all advertised roles are UK based.

    Find out what it's like to work at Lancaster University, including information on our wide range of employee benefits, support networks and our policies and facilities for a family-friendly workplace.

    The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.

    We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

    Job details


    HR Partner


    Lancaster University


    United Kingdom


    February 06, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 18, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Established in 1964 by the Royal Charter, Lancaster University is amongst the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. It is among the only 6 collegiate universities in the country and has collaborations with NHS, GCHQ, LEP, CEH, EA, Sunway University, and UFLA, Brazil. Initially, the university was based at St. Leonard's Gate. The campus was moved to Bailrigg in South Lancaster in 1968. The university formerly had four colleges namely Cartmel, County, Lonsdale, and Bowland. Grizedale, Fylde, Furness, Pendle, and Graduate colleges were set up after 1990. Currently, it has 9 colleges that offer a total of 18 research programs.

    The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster city center. The Bailrigg campus is home to Lancaster Arts, bringing together our own theatre, art gallery, and concert series. The Nuffield Theatre is one of the largest professional studio theatres in Europe. It hosts public performances of theatre, contemporary dance and live art from some of the best-known and respected companies from the UK and abroad. Each of the 9 colleges has its private residence blocks, administration staff, halls, bars, and Wi-Fi enabled common areas. There are two banks, a bakery, an ice-cream parlor, general stores and supermarkets, a beauty salon, and a post office on the university campus. Lancaster also has Chaplaincy Centre which houses prayer rooms with facilities for different faiths such as Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Islam, and Baha'i. Lancaster University provides university bus services making it convenient for the students and employees to commute. Further, the M6 motorway is only a five minutes' drive from the campus. It takes 10 minutes to drive to the West Coast Main Line that connects the city to London, Scotland, and Manchester.

    The academic structure of the university consists of undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate courses, research, and doctoral level programs. The acclaimed staff of the university guides the students into international level research centered on humanities, business subjects, natural sciences, modern languages, social sciences, and technology. Presently, the university has over 13,000 full-time students enrolled for first and higher degrees. There are 3,027 employees on the university campus including 1,323 faculty members.

    Lancaster University has over 148,000 alumni in more than 180 countries. The university has a notable list of alumni who have gained recognition in their respective disciplines. Emily Fleeshman is a Hollywood actress, famous for her role of Nikki in popular TV show Still Open All Hours. Also, she is the founder of an acting school named ‘The Actors' Lab’ based in Salford. Satnam Rana is a news presenter on BBC. Some other noble laureates of the university are Roger Ashton-Griffiths (actor), Andrew Brooke Miller (Novelist), Catherine Jane Smith (a member of British Labour Party), Lucy Jane Briers (actor), Andy Serkis (actor and director), Bruce Sewell (former counsel of Apple).

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