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HR Advisor

Job title HR Advisor

Department Digital, Data & Technology Group

Salary Starting from £27,929, rising to £34,308

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3562

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Tuesday 15 November 2022

Closing date Sunday 04 December 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH10045

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The University of Bath has an exciting opportunity for a progressive HR Advisor to work with the Digital, Data and Technology Department as they embark on a programme of changes to their processes, systems and organisational structure.

About the role

The role is a broad generalist opportunity supporting both managers and their teams. Working alongside the HR Business Partner you’ll also support a wide range of HR projects that involve reward, change management, organisational design, workforce planning and wellbeing that will further enhance the HR offering to make this a great place to work.

Given the nature of the role, size and type of department this will suit an HR Advisor with experience gained within a fast-paced environment. Someone who is passionate about ensuring the organisation is a great place to be and that HR processes reflect this. You’ll be innovative, can-do and able to prioritise workload.

The aim of the role is to enable excellent people management practice across the department of Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT). It is a specialist role focused on:

  • Workforce planning and management (including tracking, forecasting & reporting vacancies, total labour resource and total labour cost metrics) to ensure that the department is fully resourced with the right people in the right place at the right time
  • Advising on sources of labour
  • Managing the correct process to initiate recruitment and onboard staff
  • Input and analyse absence data
  • Supporting the delivery of the people workstreams within the DDaT transformation programme (Evolution) including taking personal responsibility for the delivery of defined projects

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis. 

About you

Ideally you will have an excellent knowledge and understanding of employment law, and a keen interest and experience of the latest techniques for attracting talent. If you enjoy working for a people-led, fast paced team where no two days are the same and having the opportunity to really make a difference in developing the HR offering, then this could be an ideal opportunity. You will be CIPD qualified/part qualified or have equivalent experience.

About DDAT

The Digital, Data and Technology Department is responsible for managing the University’s IT infrastructure as well as its data and digital assets. There are currently around 150 IT professionals in the organisation, supporting students, staff and partners and providing the infrastructure and business support needed to deliver high quality teaching and learning, research and engagement.

For an informal discussion about the role contact Jacqui Corderoy, HR Business Partner (, however you must submit your application through the university website.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of applicants may be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.