AboutThe University of Sussex Students' Union aims to make the lives of its members better by providing opportunities such as sports clubs and societies, advice and support services on academic issues and student-friendly shops and bars on campus. We exist to represent students’ interests both within the University and the wider community and campaigns on relevant local, national and international issues. The Students’ Union is a charitable organisation and its direction is democratically determined by its members, the University’s students. We carry out research to find out what students think of us and to assist in our campaigning and lobbying.
Have you ever wanted to be an HR professional in an organisation that truly cares about its staff?
Are you excited by EDI, employee wellbeing and empowering others to be the best that they can be? If so, this might be exactly the role you’ve been waiting for!
In this role, you’ll lead a team of graduate and student staff in delivering a HR service to our friendly managers and staff. Since we’re a Students’ Union (a charity in the education sector), we’re all about learning and helping people find out what gets them up in the morning!
We take a collaborative approach to how our organisation is run, and we’re always working together to change how we operate and grow what we do, so you’ll enjoy this role if you’re the sort of person that is always up for looking at a problem from a different angle to find creative solutions. The bonus is, you’ll also be part of a community of Human Resources professionals working in Students’ Unions who have regular meetups and shared forums where they support one another and problem solve together, so help from them, your line manager or your colleagues is never far away!
Over the next year the sorts of projects that might be on your to-do list include:
Supporting our Interim CEO and your manager with our Pay Review Project which aims to improve staff satisfaction with pay
Working with managers to roll-out an Organisational Staff Training Plan, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training as e-learning for easier access
Updating our Absence Management Policy and Procedure to make it more user friendly
As our People Manager, you’d be supported by the head of department (Boo Sherriff), who is happy to chat with you about the role if you’ve got questions ahead of applying; [email protected]
Job title: HR Manager
Responsible to: Head of Central Support
Responsible for: HR Assistant, HR Administrator, Training Administrator
Salary: £27,758-£29,438 full-time equivalent per annum, pro rata. It is normal to be appointed at the first point on the pay scale but this is open to negotiation in certain circumstances.
Hours of work: Up to full-time (36.5 hours per week). Part-time hours are considered for people with care commitments or as reasonable adjustments but will more than likely be flexible to include some evenings and weekend work during term time.
Applicants: Open to everyone
Location: Falmer House, University of Sussex, BN1 9QF. However, we are supportive of hybrid working with staff expected to work a minimum of 50% of their hours from the office, unless otherwise agreed with their line manager.
For more details please see the full Job Description and Person Specification
Applications close: We are reviewing CVs on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. We would advise you to submit your CV as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Start Date: As soon as possible
If you have any issues or questions regarding your application please get in touch with [email protected]