Human Resources Policy Adviser

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £38,587 Per annum
14 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
07 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Human Resources

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/01/2024
Closing Date:  Sunday 07 November 2021
Interview Date:   Friday 19 November 2021
Reference:  1550421DD

We now have an exciting opportunity and are looking for an experienced HR practitioner to join our team as an HR Policy Adviser on a Fixed Term Contract until 31 January 2024.  

The role 

You will be supporting the People Policy Lead & Policy Hub Manager to review, develop and embed our HR policies and procedures that drive the culture and behaviour of the University. You will also help to develop and implement a new set of flexible contracts relevant for a modern University. 

What we’re looking for 

You will be able to demonstrate an up-to-date knowledge of employment law and will have experience of researching good practice and providing advice on terms and conditions, organisational policies, procedures, and practices. With an eye for detail, you need to have excellent written skills to draft policy and contract documentation clearly and concisely. You will also need to engage with our key stakeholders including trade unions to collaborate and consult for the best result.  

What we can offer you 

In return we will provide a great benefits package that includes a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance of 44 days (comprising of 30 days annual leave, 8 bank holidays and 6 University Closure days), subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme, and a range of discounts.  

For more information about this opportunity, please get in touch with Kate Walmsley, People Policy Lead & Policy Hub Manager at

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 08/11, Interviews will be held on Friday 19 November 2021. 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750  or email Please quote reference 1550421DD on all correspondence.

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