Employment Policy Adviser
We are looking for an exceptional, talented individual who wants to work at a national level and play a key role in the delivery of UCEA’s employment advisory services to the UK’s universities.
The Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) is a membership organisation that works to support and advise higher education (HE) employers across the UK on human resources practice, pay, pensions and other employment issues.
This is an exciting and unusual opportunity to have an impact across a wide reach as you support our 172 member HE organisations (between them employing around 400,000 people) during a period of continuing change and challenge for UK higher education. The role is to work with colleagues in the small UCEA team, and with stakeholders and partners beyond, to deliver a range of high quality services and support to member HE employers. You will develop and deliver a range of materials and services, such as advisory briefings and content for seminars, and will support a number of important UCEA committees and groups. You will also build member relationships and, acting on members’ behalf, represent them and respond on key employment issues facing the sector.
You will have outstanding analytical and communication skills and the ability to prioritise and deliver a complex and demanding workload. Your ability to write well is a key requirement as you will be responsible for writing regular updates, briefings and guidance as well as responding to members’ queries and preparing responses to various agencies and government. You will also develop your own profile through attending and presenting at UCEA meetings and events.
You are likely to have an HR background but should certainly be able to demonstrate knowledge of employment law and its application in practice. An understanding of a membership organisation and/or some knowledge of the HE sector will be a distinct advantage.
For an informal discussion about the role please feel free to contact Nicola Carter, Head of HR Advice on 020 7383 2444.
If you think this role could be for you, please visit the UCEA website for further information and details on how to apply.
Please note that the level of appointment is dependent on relevant skills and experience.
The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 30 March 2017.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 6 April 2017 at the UCEA offices in Tavistock Square, London WC1.