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HR Manager

MRC Harwell

Location: Harwell
Salary: £29,181 to £33,755
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th May 2020
Closes: 10th June 2020
Job Ref: MGU 1304

You will oversee and deliver a professional and proactive HR service to the management team and staff at MRC Harwell Institute, and the research units RCaH and NATA. This will include involvement in organisational matters, people related issues and casework.  It is a hands-on role, providing extensive HR advice and problem solving across the full range of HR related activities.  It involves interactions with staff at all levels.  You will support the Head of Human Resources in the application of HR Policies and procedures to directors, senior and line managers, and employees.

The role will involve providing pro-active specialist advice and support, drawing on a sound knowledge of employment law and MRC-UKRI HR Policies, demonstrating a flexible, risk-based approach.  You will undertake investigations into apparent breaches of MRC-UKRI policies or in the event of grievance or claims of bulling and harassment as required and lead on organisational change projects and redundancy exercises among other responsibilities.

You will need:

  • To be CIPD qualified to level 5 or higher
  • Education to degree level or have demonstrable equivalent work experience
  • HR workplace experience operating at HR Manager / HRBP level or above
  • A proven track record as a HR generalist with extensive experience in providing advice on a wide range of HR issues and delivery of projects

Choosing to come to work at the MRC (as part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

We are based at the MRC Harwell Institute, a major international research institute at the forefront of studies in mouse genetics and functional genomics (

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