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HR Manager

University of Oxford - Department of Politics and International Relations

Location: Oxford
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum : Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 31st January 2024
Closes: 26th February 2024
Job Ref: 170748

The Department of Politics & International Relations (DPIR) is seeking to appoint an HR Manager. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR professional to manage a productive, committed team providing an effective, professional, advisory and administrative service in a busy academic department. 

The HR Manager works closely with the Head of Administration and Finance (HoAF), the joint Heads of Department (HoDs) and other senior staff members on people matters, strategy driven activities and in planning and implementing policies and processes that contribute to the development of the department and its employees. The HR Manager will be a key member of the Department’s Professionals Services senior management team and will play an important role in shaping the operations of the Department. The HR Manager will also work closely and collaboratively with the wider Professional Services team in the Department. They will also work with the Social Sciences Divisional HR team, and central University teams that cover areas such as reward, staff immigration and global mobility.  

The HR Manager should have a demonstrable understanding of the importance of effective HR management in an academic environment, and have outstanding organisational skills, a collaborative approach to work, and excellent communication skills. The HR Manager will be expected to acquire a thorough understanding of the University’s procedures to deliver creative solutions, and to foster constructive working relationships across the Department and with the wider University. 

The successful candidate will be qualified to CIPD graduate level or above or have equivalent experience. They will have demonstrable sound judgement in HR matters with detailed knowledge and experience of the application of UK employment law and UKVI regulations with an ability to evaluate risk. They will also have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective and constructive working relationships at all levels of the department, division, and university, and to influence decisions, including at senior management level.  

This is a permanent, full-time position. It is important for us as a team to promote a healthy work-life balance; we operate a flexible/hybrid working arrangement and actively promote a family friendly working environment, including generous provision of family leave (i.e. maternity, paternity, parental, carers and adoption leave).

Informal enquiries about this role can be addressed to vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk  

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement and details of two referees as part of your online application. Only applications received before midday (UK time) on 26 February 2024 can be considered. Please quote reference 170748 on all correspondence.

Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 11 March 2024.

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