Senior HR Consultant - Organisation Development

3 days left

£40,322 - £44,046
16 Sep 2020
27 Sep 2020
Specialist Area
Organisational Development
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

About us: This role is a senior member of the HR Consultancy team, a multidisciplinary team with responsibility for the development of HR policy and the implementation of HR strategy alongside employee relations, reward management and HR governance.  This opportunity comes at an exciting time as the university develops its strategy taking it to 2030, which includes an ambitious people strategy. This role Reports to the Head of HR Consultancy but will also engage with project teams across HR and the university.  You will lead a range of organisation development projects from the initial stages through testing consultation and implementation.  UWE Bristol’s people plan has three strategic pillars; culture, talent and organisation effectiveness, the post holder will be required to scope and develop projects within each of these areas.

About you: We are looking for someone with experience of delivering organisation development projects within a large, complex organisation.  This may be within higher education but sector experience is not essential.  You will need to demonstrate that you can manage ambiguity and uncertainty and prioritise effectively within what can at times be a rapidly changing environment.  Ideally you will have experience of HR consultancy in areas such as employee engagement, performance management and talent management.  Experience of project management would be an advance as well as experience of HR Analytics, data and survey tools and techniques.

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,800 staff. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections.

Our staff and students come from over 160 countries making this a diverse, dynamic and interesting place to work and study. We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include an impressive 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, placing us 2nd of all universities in England and 7th in the UK. We are 6th in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) and importantly, 96% of UWE Bristol graduates are in employment or further study within six months after graduation. We have also achieved TEF Gold status and The Guardian has placed us in the top 25 Universities in the UK.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while incredible new facilities continue to be developed to enhance our offer even further.

Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities, making our campus the ideal place to work for those commuting to Bristol.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:

·         a generous holiday allowance of 27 days, rising to 30 with service

·         up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year

·         excellent defined benefit pension schemes

·         access to employee assistance programme

·         ongoing learning and development opportunities

·         family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives

·         onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Martin Augustus on 0117 328 4364 or email:

This is a permanent post and is full-time working 37 hours per week, and is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.

The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

This post does not qualify for sponsorship under the UK Visas and Immigration Tier 2 points-based system therefore we would be unable to sponsor anyone who does not have their own right to work in the UK. 

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