HR Process & Development Designer

Unit: People Services

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322

Location: Milton Keynes

Please quote reference: 18019

30 hours per week, Fixed Term Contract until 28/02/2023

Closing Date: Tuesday 16th February 2021 - midday

Change your career, change lives

The Open University (OU) is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

This is a great time to join us at the Open University as it proudly continues to be a world leader in the provision of flexible part-time distance learning across the UK and deliver world-leading research.

The role

People Services is committed to providing The Open University with high quality people solutions and is valued for its efficiency, expertise, partnering capability and service. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Process & Development Designer to join our centralised HR function on a fixed-term basis until February 2023.

As a Process & Development Designer, you will be involved in the creation, development and maintenance of standard operating procedures and a portfolio of engaging training material for our team in the People Hub. You will support the Management Team in regularly reviewing training and development needs and designing the appropriate learning intervention to address skills gaps and drive improved performance, and quality of service delivery.

Skills and experience

This role will suit you if you:

  • Are CIPD qualified to at least level 5 or working towards this qualification
  • Possess solid, up to date knowledge on Employment Law coupled with experience in using online learning platforms on a regular basis
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, possessing the ability to influence and challenge confidently

What you get in return

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term.  Benefits include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

How to apply

This role is part of an anonymous recruitment trial and all applications are completed online following the instructions below and clicking the “Apply Now” link.

To apply for this role please submit the following;

  • Completed Candidate Question Sheet (found under the attachments below)

Please do not change the name of this document or put your name on the document.

If your initial application is successful, we will contact you to obtain a copy of your CV. You will only be invited to interview if you meet the minimum requirements of the role as set out in the Job Description.

You will need to have your completed Answer Sheet ready ahead of submitting the electronic application.

Closing Date: Tuesday 16th February - midday

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