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Birkbeck College
London (Central), London (Greater)
£45,996 rising to £54,142 per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2022

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Salary range £45,996 rising to £54,142 per annum

Contract type Open ended

Mode Full time

Grade 8

Business Unit Human Resources

Closing date for applicants 19-Jul-2022

Ref No 1240

Are you an experienced HR professional with experience of policy development? Are you looking for a new challenge or the next step in your career?

The HR Project and Policy Lead will work collaboratively with HR Team colleagues and a range of stakeholders to lead and deliver a range of projects and initiatives to support the delivery of the College’s Vision and the management of the College’s workforce.

The role will be responsible for the development of new people management policies and the revision of existing policies, including consultation with key stakeholders. This is a wide-ranging role and there are two post holders who will work together to deliver across a range of priorities.  

You will play a key role to support the College to manage and deliver its equality commitments, such as in relation to Athena SWAN, Race Equality and Disability Confident. You will work collaboratively to deliver projects to support staff wellbeing. You will lead on the review and development of performance management policies and reward.

You will also work with colleagues from across the College to deliver work to support the College’s Education and Research Strategies, such as the HR Excellence in Research Award.

With a proactive and flexible approach to work, you will have a sound knowledge of both UK employment law and equalities legislation, and an understanding of the equality and diversity agenda in the HE sector.  Experience of policy development is essential, including managing consultation with stakeholders and trade unions.

You will be self-motivated and able to work independently, with the ability to manage the output of colleagues through project teams. You will have excellent organisational and project management skills, with experience of managing cross department projects with multiple stakeholders.


Grade 8 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £45,996 rising to £54,142 per annum. 

The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.


If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Hazel Lindley-Milton, Head of HR Strategy, Policy and Equality & Diversity, via

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact, providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

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