The Social Sciences Division at the University of Oxford is seeking to recruit a Divisional Academic HR Manager, a role which combines strategic and operational HR responsibilities.
Reporting to the Divisional Registrar and with a professional reporting line to the Social Sciences HR Team Leader, you will ensure your small team provides a value-added service on all aspects of the employment cycle of the division’s c. 380 academic appointments (Statutory and Associate Professors) and runs the regular schemes which recognise academic distinction. You will also take responsibility for HR in relation to the divisional office, a large multi-functional professional services team.
The remit of the role has been substantially revised following a review and you will play a pivotal role in taking forward its recommendations regarding process enhancement and team development. You will support the academic Head of Division in a range of strategic, operational and policy matters and in contributions to university thinking on HR issues. You will liaise closely with the central HR business partner team for Social Sciences and with the divisional Planning and Equality Manager to ensure departments and divisional managers experience an integrated HR service responsive to the issues which they face. You will also collaborate with those in equivalent roles in the other academic divisions and with a wide range of central HR functions.
You will be educated to a degree level or equivalent. Additionally, you will be qualified to CIPD graduate level or above and bring experience of managing a service team. You will be confident in interpreting and implementing policies and procedures and be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills. A skilled communicator, you will also have the ability to develop constructive relationships with stakeholders at different levels. Adept at harnessing relevant IT software and systems, you will also be comfortable working with numerical data. Experience of HR in a University setting, a track record of seeking and delivering continuous improvement, and experience of delivering briefing/training sessions would all be advantageous.
Applicants are required to apply online and will be required to upload a curriculum vitae, supporting statement and details of two referees.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Catherine Paxton, Social Sciences Divisional Registrar (tel: 01865 614852 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 20 November 2019. Interviews will follow shortly after the closing date.