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HR Adviser

Job Reference : SRF22558
Location : Whiteknights Reading UK
Closing Date : 27/03/2018
Live Date : 08/03/2018
Salary : £29,799 to £38,833 per annum
Employment Type : PM-ALC
School / Function : Human Resources
Department : Advisory Services
Hours Per week : 1.0 FTE
Contract Duration : Fixed Term Maternity Cover
As an HR Adviser you will work with an HR Partner to support a specific area of the University, providing advice and guidance to managers and staff covering all aspects of generalist HR.  You will facilitate and manage employee relations and resourcing issues, providing effective and professional HR support.  Understanding the importance of establishing effective working relationships across the areas you support, your approach will be pragmatic and solutions focused, enabling and influencing managers.

This post is fixed term until April 2019.

You will work closely with our Operations team to support recruitment and resourcing processes and you will have the opportunity to be involved in project work across the wider HR team.

You will have:

  • Proven experience working as an HR Adviser or in a similar role, providing pro-active and effective professional HR advice and guidance on a range of employee relations issues, although experience does not necessarily need to be in the Higher Education sector
  • The ability to manage casework independently and to proactively identify issues, analyse situations and drive solutions that meet individual and organisational goals
  • Confident, able to work independently to deadlines and with a busy workload and committed to developing your HR career

The University has a dynamic and supportive HR team, of which the Advisory team, made up of 6 HR Advisors and 5 HR Partners, is part. 

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

HR Partner

Contact role:

Assistant Director of HR (Advisory Services)

Contact name:

Nicola Johnson

Contact name:

Claire Rolstone

Contact phone:

0118 378 5828

Contact phone:

0118 378 7377

Contact email:

Contact email:

Closing date: 27th March 2018

Interview date: 5th April 2018

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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