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Edinburgh Napier University

The HR Team at Edinburgh Napier University pride ourselves on the exceptional working relationships that we have with our stakeholders.

We believe in a working culture that encourages open communication, logical planning and forward thinking to create an environment based on high professional standards, trust, understanding and the achievement of common goals.

People are at the heart of all we do, and we want to be recognised by colleagues, students and our external partners as a University that acts with respect and integrity. Through our values, we create an environment where everyone involved feels proud, confident, challenged, and supported.

As such, we are currently recruiting an HR Business Partner to act as a member of the functional leadership team and work closely with key stakeholders to support aligned areas to achieve their strategic objectives.

The Role:

In this role, you will have the opportunity to use your experience as an HR Generalist to act as a coach and advisor to key stakeholders, and to collaborate with senior leaders and colleagues across the University, to enable the effective integration and alignment of HR strategies with other deliverables.

Working closely with the areas you partner you will be in the position to use your strong leadership and management skills to support the achievement of strategic objectives and a high-performance culture.

As a member of your area’s functional leadership teams, the post will offer you a wide variety of projects to undertake, complimenting your existing experience with the opportunity to offer HR expertise on change initiatives for the schools that you partner with, support the delivery of successful projects and programmes, drive workforce planning and employee engagement, and regularly review data sets to ensure that potential issues are being challenged and addressed quickly.

You will need to take advantage of your strong interpersonal skills of course, as you will also be collaborating with other teams from across HR to ensure that a diverse workforce with the right skills and behaviour is being attracted and selected to join Edinburgh Napier University, whilst ensuring that we are implementing development interventions which support our people plans on an ongoing basis.

This is an exciting time to be joining the University with many new and innovative projects, programmes and change initiatives taking place at any given time. We look forward to hearing from you on how you can potentially contribute to this.

What we will need from you:

  • Degree or CIPD qualification with evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Strong HR generalist background
  • Strong leadership and management skills with ability to coach, influence, and challenge at all levels
  • Experience at both strategic and implementation levels of delivering successful projects and programmes within a large organisation
  • Experience of engaging diverse groups on change initiatives including consultation with trade unions
  • Strong interpersonal skills, resilience, and a passion to seek out, drive and implement positive change while inspiring others to do the same

For a comprehensive list of duties and full job description, please click here.

Benefits we offer:

Edinburgh Napier University is a forward-thinking institution, home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around us. Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of 20.8% and a minimum of 36 days holiday.

There are professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.

Additional information:

Hours: 36.25 weekly

Flexible and hybrid working options available

The closing date for this position is 11:59pm on 12th February 2023. Interviews will be held on week commencing 27th February 2023. 

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. Please see here for more information.

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £42,155 to £51,805 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th January 2023
Closes: 12th February 2023
Job Ref: 0000019942
 
   
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