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Organisational Development & Diversity Advisor

Human Resources

Location:  Wrexham
Salary:  £30,045 to £34,804 per annum
Closing Date:  Wednesday 17 March 2021
Interview Date:  Tuesday 30 March 2021
Reference:  2021309

We are looking to recruit an Organisational Development & Diversity Advisor to work in the HR Team here at the University.  The role will assist the Organisational Development & Diversity Manager providing a comprehensive OD&D and EDI service, contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a range of OD&D and EDI strategies.

With a passion for people, Organisational Development and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, the OD&D Advisor will assist the OD&D Manager to deliver the University’s OD & EDI objectives, including supporting learning and development, mentoring, succession planning, engagement and the achievement of the University’s Strategic Equality Plan.

You will assist the OD&D Manager to improve overall organisation performance and effectiveness, contributing to key objectives within the University’s People Strategy as required and proactively contribute to the development and delivery of engagement and EDI initiatives. 

Following a successful probationary period and once embedded into the University’s culture there will be an element of line management ensuring a comprehensive administration service is provided by the OD&D Assistant.  

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications (or be willing to work towards):

  • CIPD (minimum level 5) qualified
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Qualified or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of working within an OD/EDI setting

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, delivering a range of customer focused solutions.

We are committed to the contribution of creating a positive environment where everybody is treated with dignity and respect.

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 OD&D Manager as OD&D Advisor you will be responsible for providing a comprehensive service across the University including corporate responsibilities and projects.  You will also be responsible for the day-to-day provision of a proactive and professional OD&D service to all staff and managers within the University.  

 If you are interested and want to join our team, working in an environment where we celebrate diversity and appreciate the value of working with those from different background and abilities, you should possess the following:

  • OD & EDI experience,  enjoy a challenge and working in a diverse environment.
  • 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.
  • 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;

  • A systematic, thorough, and well-organised approach to work with evidence of the ability to work to deadlines with minimal supervision, whilst maintaining attention to detail. 
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and simultaneous tasks whilst still ensuring deadlines are met and tasks completed. 
  • Demonstrable ability to use own initiative and work independently but knowing when to seek further advice.
  • Ability to drive planned initiatives and campaigns through to completion

The successful candidate should possess excellent communication skills with the ability to engage effectively with all staff groups both verbally and in writing.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this role.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17th March 2021, 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.

Please note that interviews will be held on 30th March 2021.

For details of the role please see the Job Description.   For further information about the role of if you have any questions, please contact Ali Bloomfield, Organisational Development & Diversity Manager –

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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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