HR Advisor

University of Exeter - HR Services

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. Fifty percent of our organisation is made up of Professional Services support staff that partner closely with the Academic colleges to ensure we achieve our strategy and vision.

The goal of HR Services is to support the University to deliver its strategic goals by attracting and developing a talented and diverse workforce. We attract, develop, and retain outstanding individuals - whether they be top academics, admin support, or members of our facilities team - from around the globe, and work together as one group, unified by our shared values.

We now have a fixed-term opportunity until mid-August 2017 for an HR Advisor to focus on our campus services team who offer a wide variety of services across the whole University. This role would suit an already experienced advisor who is looking to expand their knowledge in a very unique environment. We are a multi-building, multi-site environment that employees people across a huge number of professions (including Student Accommodation and Catering, Car Parking and Estate Patrol, Conferences and Events, Maintenance, Planned Works, and Grounds).

In this role you will use your proven operational experience to support the Service over a full range of HR issues including absence management, successfully resolving staff issues and queries, performance management, and helping us develop and implement our workforce plans. A good knowledge of employment law and a CIPD qualification (or equivalent and demonstrable experience) are essential. You will also need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, and influencing skills. You will have good numeracy and IT skills (Microsoft Office), especially data analysis and reporting.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, parking, and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website ( for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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