HR Officer


University of Warwick
2 Months
36.5 hours - Monday to Friday
Business Dress




To manage all aspects of HR, providing professional advice and guidance on HR-related matters to a variety of stakeholders within WMG, and liaising closely and effectively with the HR Business Partner in Central HR. 
  • To provide professional advice and guidance on HR matters in line with up-to-date employment legislation, University policies and procedures, taking advice from the HR Business Partner and other central services. Such issues may include recruitment and selection, induction, probation, sickness absence management, performance management, disciplinary, grievance, equality and diversity, wellbeing, etc
  • To work with the HR Business Partner to assist key stakeholders and the Senior Management team in case management such as performance, capability, conduct
  • Providing advice on the process for fixed term contracts and redeployment to ensure best practice and compliance with employment law and University policy
  • To support the implementation of department and University projects and initiatives as they arise, such as GDPR and E&D
  • To support the HR Business Partner with staffing reviews and reorganisation, assisting with providing organisational structures, job evaluation and role description documentation, ensuring appropriate consultations with staff and trade unions have been undertaken and effectively communicated and that all necessary approvals have been sought
  • To produce quarterly HR KPI reports with a view to influencing and driving future policy, behavior and practices within the department
  • To support the HR Business Partner in the development and implementation of the People Plan for WMG
  • To collaborate with HR/Organisational and Development in order to implement a HR skills programme for all staff within WMG
  • Any other duties commensurate with the scope and grade of the role


  • A degree or equivalent qualification
  • CIPD qualified or studying towards
  • Substantial relevant experience gained within a complex service environment
  • Experience and knowledge of HR processes and employment law, and the ability to recognise and implement best practice within such processes
  • The ability to develop and implement policies and champion them effectively
  • Proven high level organisational skills and the ability to employ initiative, work quickly and accurately under pressure, manage competing priorities and act decisively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to empathise, manage diverse views and influence without direct authority
  • Tenacity when ensuring compliance with University regulations and procedures to ensure minimum risk to the department and institution
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and written communication skills, with the ability to persuade, influence and negotiate
  • A willingness to challenge organisational culture where necessary
  • The ability to identify and implement practical solutions to queries and adopt a pragmatic and flexible approach to work
  • The ability to work independently and also work effectively in a team environment
  • The ability to interpret and analyse data and present information in a professional format
  • The technical ability, including well-developed IT skills


  • Full CIPD qualification
  • Experience gained within a unionised environment and/or within the HE sector
  • Hay job evaluation accreditation
  • Experience of managing projects
Working from home in the UK
This role is to start ASAP for a period of 2 months.

Interviews: date TBC (June 2021) 

Application deadline: Role will be advertised until filled.