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HR Business Partner

Human Resources

Location:  Wrecsam/Wrexham
Salary:  £34,520 to £37,706 per annum
Closing Date:  Tuesday 29 May 2018
Interview Date:  Thursday 07 June 2018
Reference:  1718091-2

The Human Resource Directorate actively supports the strategic objectives of the University by providing strategic leadership and guidance on a range of areas to managers and staff.  It provides a comprehensive HR service including guidance, advice and support on policies, recruitment, remuneration & reward, performance & development, equality & diversity, employee relations and engagement and organisational development & training.

We operate a business partner model, through a small team of HR professionals

  • We deliver a range of customer focused solutions for staff. 
  • We work in partnership with managers to assist them with all of their people management issues. 
  • We are committed to the contribution of creating a positive environment where everybody is treated with dignity and respect.
  • We value and celebrate diversity and benefit from people’s diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • We support managers to display excellent leadership and management to achieve motivated, engaged and customer focused staff who strive to provide our students with the best possible overall experience.

Reporting to the Head of HR – Operations and Systems, as the HR Business Partner you will be responsible for providing a comprehensive HR Business model service to identified business areas across the University with some corporate responsibilities and projects.

You will also be responsible for the day-to-day provision of a proactive and professional HR service to all staff and managers within the University.  You will work with and seek to advise management on HR issues at both strategic and operational levels to ensure that decision making is pragmatic and consistent with current employment legislation and best practice. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of policies, procedures and project work that will ensure the effective use of our people to achieve key objectives of the University.

Think you’re up to it?  If you do then you should possess the following

  • Significant HR experience enjoy a challenge and working in a diverse environment.
  • Be accomplished in employee relations including the management of complex cases in a unionised environment.
  • Have the ability to support and challenge the thinking of others
  • Be able to demonstrate the capacity to forge strong relationships with staff directly and Trade Union colleagues
  • Display exceptional personal integrity, the ability to coach and support people at all levels, take responsibility for your actions and holds others accountable
  • Be committed to the delivery of organisational change and service improvements
  • Have the ability to generate new ideas and meet challenging deadlines
  • Be committed to your own personal development as part of a strategic HR function.
  • Currently be an HR practitioner who has a demonstrable record of excellence.
  • Be a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development or studying for or equivalent experience

To succeed in this role you will need to be able to evidence;

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and negotiation skills
  • A proven track record of success in a HR role
  • A successful track record of working collaboratively with Trade Union colleagues
  • A proven track record of working effectively through operational managers to achieve wider organisational goals 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 29th May 2018, applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.



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Wrexham Glyndwr University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates and will ensure applicants will not be discriminated against due to their protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. The University will make all efforts to meet your access requirements, please contact our Human Resources Team as soon as possible to discuss any adjustments you may need.

We welcome applications in Welsh and English. Any applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.

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