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HR Advisor

Human Resources

Location:  Aston University John Cadbury House
Salary:  £29,605 to £34,980 per annum
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (14 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 22 July 2024
Interview Date:  Wednesday 31 July 2024
Reference:  0283-24
Release Date:  Monday 01 July 2024

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, proactive individual with excellent communication skills to join the HR Partnering and Policy team as a HR Advisor.

It’s a great time to be joining the HR function as we work towards the University’s emerging 2030 strategy and delivering the associated People Strategy.   

As part of the HR Business Partnering team, the HR Advisors will play an integral role in the implementation of effective, equitable and consistent HR support across Aston University’s academic and professional services departments, working alongside the HR Business Partners to do so. HR Advisors will assist in a range of people processes at Aston, alongside projects and some case work. This HR Advisor role will quickly add value for designated stakeholders, providing high quality advice tailored to their needs. 

This is a generalist role encompassing general HR advice, recruitment and changes to individuals’ contracts, job evaluation/promotions and casework. There will also be the opportunity as part of the wider professional HR team to develop policy, procedures and guidance.

Whilst working collaboratively with other HR Advisors and Business Partners to share good practice and to handle peaks in workload, the post holder will be a passionate and proactive individual with the ability to rapidly build credibility as a trusted HR Advisor and the ability to prioritise workload to ensure that competing deadlines are met. 

With strong communication, influencing and problem-solving skills, the successful applicant should be CIPD Level 3 qualified and Associate Member, or equivalent experience.


What we offer:

 Aston University is a vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train.

 The role is offered as 'dynamic working', which means working both on campus and from home dependent on the activity. Further information on dynamic working can be found here.

 Excellent training and development opportunities.

 A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days bank holiday and University Closure days.

 Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers.  Great family-friendly policies.

 On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available

 Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here.

Further details:    Job Description     University Information    
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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

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