Human Resources Advisor

Surrey, United Kingdom
£12,531 to £13,569 per annum pro rata (0.5 FTE)
07 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Part Time


Location: Guildford
Salary: £12,531 to £13,569 per annum pro rata (0.5 FTE)
Post Type: Part Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Monday 20 March 2023
Reference: 012123

Do you have what it takes?

Interpersonal skills are the most vital for skills we are looking for in this HR Advisor role as you will have to work with a number of people at different levels across the business. Alongside a strong knowledge of HR systems, soft skills such as self-confidence and being persuasive are also important in this people-focused role.

Work in a place where your team values you and practices the following:

  • Leading by example.
  • Recognising and celebrating success.
  • Being consistently fair.
  • Being accountable to, and for, our workforce.
  • Striving for continuous improvement.
  • Encourage open and honest communication. 

An opportunity has arisen for a confident and enthusiastic HR Advisor to join our HR team on a fixed term maternity cover.

Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, you will provide sound HR advice and guidance to managers on various employment issues, including disciplinary, capability, grievance, absence management and flexible working. You will also be responsible for managing the full range of HR processes including recruitment, contracts, fixed-term contract ends, immigration matters and managing all HR data and management reports.

You will have experience in a similar wide-ranging HR role with sound knowledge of UK employment law and good practice. You will be CIPD qualified. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective working relationships are key requirements for the role. Discretion and the ability to work unsupervised and to deadlines are essential.

We’ll also be looking for the ability to coach and develop managers and provide expert guidance on implementing HR policies and procedures.

Surrey Sports Park is at the heart of sport and physical activity in Surrey, and our mission is to deliver the best possible sport, health and wellbeing experience to our University of Surrey students and to the wider SSP community. We provide strategic added value to the University by delivering an outstanding student experience through social and competitive sport and providing an excellent environment for wellness and fitness for Surrey staff and students, and our community impact is significant both culturally and physically. The team is passionate and high performing, and the business model requires us to deliver a self-sustaining, well managed and customer service focused business.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.

If you would like to discuss the position informally, please contact the Human Resources Manager, Pamela Carr-Barney on

Further details: Job Description

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 In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.