HR Policy Adviser Human Resources

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 per annum Full Time Fixed Term Closing Date: Monday 15 April 2024 Interview Date: Friday 26 April 2024 Reference: 2667324DD

We are looking for an experienced HR professional to come join the HR Policy Hub on a Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2025. This is an exciting opportunity where you will help us deliver a programme of work to support the People Strategic Plan and University Strategy, which places people at the heart of our organisation.

About Us

As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high- quality educational offering, we are within the top 1% of universities worldwide. The University's Human Resources directorate offers a wide range of advice and support to more than 6,000 staff and managers at all levels in the University's varied functions.

What you will do

You will be supporting the People Policy Lead & Policy Hub Manager to:

  • Deliver change through work on high-profile strategic projects to meet the needs of the University.
  • Review, develop and embed our people policies and procedures that drive the culture and behaviour of the University.
  • Develop and maintain our suite of employment contract templates to ensure they remain legally compliant and relevant for a modern University.
  • Provide advice and guidance to HR colleagues on the interpretation and application of people policies and terms and conditions of employment.
  • About you

    You will be able to demonstrate an up-to-date knowledge of UK employment law. You will have experience of researching best practice and providing advice on terms and conditions, organisational policies, procedures, and practices. With an eye for detail, you will have excellent written skills to draft policy and contract documentation clearly and concisely. You will also be able to engage with our key stakeholders including trade unions to collaborate and consult for the best result.

    If you have a question or would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact us via [email protected]

    Interviews are planned for Friday 26 April 2024.

    What we can offer you

    As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

    Based at our lively Highfield campus, you will have access to our sports complex, and lots of social and green spaces. Committed to supporting our staff, we are open to a flexible working approach with a mix of home and office working.

    With additional benefits such as a generous holiday allowance (44 days including bank holidays and university closure days), access to a pension scheme, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. All our benefits can be viewed here

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    Further details:
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  • We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who support our mission of inclusivity.

    Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.


    Job details


    HR Policy Adviser


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    March 26, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 15, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Law,Political Science,Social Science

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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