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Senior HR Advisor

£35,724-£43,446 per annum

37.5 hours per week (flexible working options available)

St Hugh’s College seeks a Senior HR Advisor to join its friendly HR Department on a permanent basis.

Reporting to the Head of Human Resources, the successful postholder will support the day-to-day operation of the College’s HR function.  The department is responsible for the entire employment life cycle of academic and support staff and aims to provide a professional service, ensuring up- to- date application of employment law and best practice in line with business needs. The HR team is fully involved in engagement across College, supporting the development of a friendly and inclusive community.

The successful candidate will be an experienced HR practitioner, CIPD qualified or with equivalent experience, and will be able to demonstrate a sound track record of advising and working with managers on people management issues.  They will have excellent communication and influencing skills, and be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of HR policy, workforce issues, change management and complex casework.

The College is seeking someone who has the ability to form effective working relationships at all levels and can quickly build rapport.

As a member of the College, staff have access to the following benefits:

  • Enrolment into the Oxford Staff Pension Scheme (OSPS)
  • 30 days of annual leave and 8 public holidays per year for full time equivalent staff (8 days of annual leave is reserved to cover the Christmas break when the College is closed)
  • Provision of meals free of charge while on duty when the kitchens are open and tea and coffee
  • Health & Wellbeing initiatives, including access to an EAP, free annual flu jab, and free eye tests for all staff
  • A discounted travel scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme/Bike Loan
  • Access to University Staff Benefits

Please see the job description for more details on the post.

To apply, please complete the application form below together with the equal opportunities monitoring form and return it to

Your application will be judged solely on the basis of how you demonstrate that you meet the selection criteria stated in the job description.

Job Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

St Hugh’s is a self-governing College of Oxford University and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.  Please let us know if you believe there are any reasonable adjustments we should be making to assist you with your application.

Closing date for applications: 9.00am Friday 8 March 2024

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