HR Adviser

University of Reading - Human Resources

As an HR Adviser you will work with an HR Partner to support a specific area of the University, providing advice and guidance to managers and staff covering all aspects of generalist HR. You will facilitate and manage employee relations and resourcing issues, providing effective and professional HR support. Understanding the importance of establishing effective working relationships across the areas you support, your approach will be pragmatic and solutions focused, enabling and influencing managers.

This post is fixed term until April 2019.

You will work closely with our Operations team to support recruitment and resourcing processes and you will have the opportunity to be involved in project work across the wider HR team.

You will have:

  • Proven experience working as an HR Adviser or in a similar role, providing pro-active and effective professional HR advice and guidance on a range of employee relations issues, although experience does not necessarily need to be in the Higher Education sector.
  • The ability to manage casework independently and to proactively identify issues, analyse situations and drive solutions that meet individual and organisational goals.
  • Confident, able to work independently to deadlines and with a busy workload and committed to developing your HR career.

The University has a dynamic and supportive HR team, of which the Advisory team, made up of 6 HR Advisors and 5 HR Partners, is part.

Informal contact details
Contact role: HR Partner
Contact name: Nicola Johnson
Contact phone: 0118 378 5828                    
Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Assistant Director of HR (Advisory Services)
Contact name: Claire Rolstone
Contact phone: 0118 378 7377
Contact email:

Closing date: 27th March 2018
Interview date: 5th April 2018

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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