HR Business Partner Ref: 3965

School/department: Human Resources
Hours: Full-time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months maternity cover
Reference: 3965
Salary: Starting at £33,797 and rising to £40,322 per annum.
Placed on: 29 June 2020
Closing date:  20 July 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP.

Job description 

The University of Sussex is a remarkable institution. The distinctive ethos on which it was established more than 50 years ago is still very much at the heart of the University. The traditions of creativity, interdisciplinarity, innovation and intellectual rigour – in both education and research – play an important part in who we are. Building on this and against a backdrop in which English universities will be facing a period of political and economic change, Sussex is forging ahead and creating a new destiny.

As a member of the Human Resources Business Partnering team, you will provide expert business partnering provision in relation to developing effective people management practice across the University in support of its strategic and operational plans.

You will contribute to an inclusive and high performance culture through the development of excellent business partnering activity, working closely with managers, HR colleagues, trade unions and the Student Union.

You will initiate business partnering advice and support, and provide expert advice to HR colleagues and managers up to Executive level.

You will have a successful HR track record, with demonstrable experience of performing effectively in a similar position at a senior practitioner level within a complex and diverse organisation involving significant business partnering experiences as well as organisational development.

You will have a strong understanding of business partnering, excellent influencing and a proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects. It is essential that you have exceptional communication skills with influential ability, flexibility and a high level of professionalism.

Furthermore, you will have the aptitude for identifying opportunities for beneficial organisation change and the capability to analyse and distil complex information and data.

You will employ the highest standards of integrity, exercising good judgement and a person-centred approach to your role.

This role offers you the opportunity to make a real impact, using your professional skills within a stimulating environment and contributing positively to a high-performing team.

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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