HR Systems Support Officer

University of Southampton - HR Operations

The University of Southampton is renowned for innovation and enterprise. We are among the top 1% of world universities and the UK's top 20, with a strategy in place to secure a position in the top 10.

With over 6,000 staff and an annual turnover in excess of £450 million, we have a global reputation for cutting–edge research, enterprise and scholarship across a wide range of subjects including: engineering, science, social sciences, medicine, health and humanities.  Our ambition is to change the world for the better through education and research, innovation and enterprise.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Human Resources department for an experienced HR Systems Support Officer. The role will primarily play a key part in supporting the HR & Payroll Systems Team and the impacts to our systems resulting from the University’s 10 year plan, as well as supporting the development and day-to-day maintenance of our HR Systems. 

The successful candidate will have the ability to support large scale organisational restructures within HR Systems, be able to conduct and document systems testing and have an exceptional eye for detail and accuracy. Experience of supporting system upgrades, testing and maintaining Organisational structures within HR Systems are also essential.

Experience of using or supporting ResourceLink, ServiceNow or Web Recruitment systems, would be an advantage, as would experience of working within an operational HR environment or Higher Education sector.

Based at Guildhall Square in Southampton this is a modern open-planned work environment with easy access for public transport, shops, restaurants and University Gym. You will be working in a fast paced HR Operations section, challenged and stimulated in a community of HR professionals working together to deliver the best from our HR & Payroll systems. 

The University offers a generous holiday allowance including extra University closure days as well as bank holidays, generous pension and benefits and the opportunity to develop your career in a professional, friendly and caring working environment.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sarah Foster (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5070. Please quote reference 957818DD on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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