HR Business Partner

The University of Plymouth is one of the highest-ranked modern higher education institutions in the world and it is a great place to work too. People here are creative, collaborative, highly skilled and committed to exceptional performance. 

Valuing the different contributions that the talented people who visit, work and study with us bring, sits at the heart of what makes the University of Plymouth so special. We are looking for an experienced HR professional to join this inclusive and inspiring university community. 

HR Business Partners in this team provide a vital strategic interface between the HR function and faculty / professional service areas. The HRBP translates the University’s HR strategy and standards in a way that meets local needs whilst honouring and contributing to the delivery of the University’s strategic priorities. If you are already a seasoned and experienced HR professional working at senior level within a complex organisation, as well as a strong team player who thrives amidst change, then we’d love to hear from you.

Success within the HRBP role will require you to draw on the wealth of HR knowledge and experience that you will already have gained from translating HR strategy into practice. This underpinning track record, together with your great relationship building skills, will serve you and the University well as you partner with senior leaders, across the University community to solve complex challenges that enable the University’s strategic imperatives.

If you are successful in securing the role you will join a team that has earned an excellent reputation within the University. You will provide high level support across the breadth of talent management strategies, get involved in organisational design, change and support in day to day operations. 

All in all the role is filled with variety, challenge, change and will suit an individual that thrives amidst ambiguity.

Please note, previous applicants need not apply. This is a permanent contract working 37 hours per week.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

Shortlisted candidates will need to be available to attend for the following:

  • Assessment centre on 7th February 2019

  • Formal panel on 8th February 2019

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.


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