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Senior HR Adviser - School of Clinical Medicine (Maternity Cover)

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

The University of Cambridge has a worldwide reputation for excellence in education, teaching and research, delivered through the work of over 11,000 staff. Its HR function sits within the Unified Administrative Services (UAS) which provides services to some 150 academic and non-academic departments and institutions.

The Senior HR Adviser reports to the HR Business Manager for the School of Clinical Medicine and leads a team of four HR Professionals in the Employee Relations Team to work with managers to develop and deliver innovative, best practice HR solutions to meet Institution/School objectives. The role-holder will assist in the provision of a responsive and high quality advisory service to staff within the School concerning University and School-based HR policies and procedures, e.g. appointment, probation, appraisal, promotion, grading, remuneration, absence management and performance management.

In liaison with the HR Business Manager, you will help manage the HR caseload and HR-related procedures.

The School of Clinical Medicine aims to provide leadership in education, discovery and healthcare. The School will achieve this through: inspirational teaching and training, outstanding basic and clinical research and integration of these to improve medical practice for both individual patients and the population. The School currently has c.2700 staff with this likely to increase to 3000 in the next 12 months.

The School employs c.500 clinicians who hold honorary clinical contracts with the NHS Trusts/Bodies along with c.400 staff on CRUK and/or MRC terms and conditions. Knowledge of the NHS and TUPE would therefore be an advantage.

The School HR team are based in the Clinical School Office on the Biomedical Campus and includes a Recruitment Team providing a Recruitment service to 18 departments. During the next 12 months the School has a number of exciting projects taking place that include, the development of the Improvement Research Institute and the Dementia Research Institute alongside Global Health initiatives. In addition, the focus for HR will be the continuation of our successful wellbeing programme, apprenticeships and reward.

You should ideally be CIPD qualified or be able to demonstrate significant HR experience and have a good knowledge of employment law and good employment practice.

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 November 2017.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For further information about this role, please contact Beverly Anderson, Personal Assistant to the Director of Human Resources, by email or by telephone on (01223) 766782.

Please quote reference AH13874 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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