Application ends: November 30, 2022
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Job Description

Oxford, England

This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic and busy HR team within the new Oxford University Department of Biology, which launched on 01 August 2022 following the merger of the Departments of Zoology and Plant Sciences. You will play a key role in supporting the HR team in bringing the two departments together successfully.

Reporting to the Head of HR, you will be joining a team of six HR professionals. The role encompasses a variety of responsibilities including assisting with managing the day-to-day operation of the generalist HR function: recruitment, onboarding, contracts, overseas engagements, fixed-term contract ends, immigration matters, leave management, employee relations, visitors, benefits, compliance, main, casual and overtime payroll. You will be key in providing specialist employment advice to managers, particularly in supporting complex employee cases in conjunction with the Head of HR or HR Business Partners.

The post holder will be CIPD qualified (or working towards CIPD graduate level) and have relevant HR experience in order to hit the ground running and work with minimal supervision. You will have robust knowledge of HR processes, recruitment, employee relations and the application of UK employment law and Home Office regulations for visas. You will be flexible and ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to communicate at all levels using discretion as required when dealing with confidential matters. Strong IT and written communication skills are also.

The University of Oxford is committed to equality and valuing diversity. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.

This post is full-time (part time at 80% will be considered).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 25th November 2022. Interviews are likely to be scheduled for late November.