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HR Advisor

University of Northampton
£27,924 - £34,304 per annum
Closing date
14 Nov 2021

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Salary Band
Contract Type
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Specialist Area
General HR Function
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member, Non CIPD member
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About the Job

Interview date to be confirmed

Working as part of a passionate Business Partnering team, you will proactively contribute to providing an outstanding customer focused HR service to a variety of stakeholders in a fast paced, friendly and supportive environment. The role of our HR Advisors is to provide consistent, comprehensive, pragmatic HR advice and support to colleagues in accordance with best practice, organisational policies and employment legislation.

You will also get involved in various projects and assignments supporting the HR and University Strategy. This will be an exciting and challenging role suiting someone who thrives in a changing environment.

There will be the opportunity to work more flexibly - blending locations and working times according to the work being carried out.

About You

We are looking for a HR professional with experience of managing extensive and multifaceted employee relations caseloads in a HR environment. You will also have experience in providing expert HR advice and guidance in a fast paced environment whilst using IT software to extract, analyse and present data to the wider business. If you thrive on working with managers to make a difference then we'd love to hear from you. 



  • Educated to at least A Level (or equivalent).


  • Hold a degree level qualification (or equivalent).
  • CIPD qualified.


Human Resources are responsible for the development of the University’s HR policies, strategies and procedures covering all aspects of people management, recruitment and selection, pay and conditions, management development and employment relations. The department is made up of the following teams: Corporate, Business Partnering, Payroll and Staff Development.

About Us

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.

Right to Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

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