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HR Coordinator


The University Library and its affiliated network currently comprises over twenty libraries and is expected to expand further over the next few years. Its mission is to provide a consistent, first class user experience in all these library environments and in virtual services, with an ongoing programme of enhancing support for all forms of research, teaching and learning.

The University Library currently employs c. 450 staff and needs to ensure that it has an effective Human Resources service that is able to respond quickly and effectively. Reporting to the HR Manager, the role holder will be the first point of contact for providing timely advice and support to line managers on a variety of people matters, including recruitment, contracts, probation arrangements, sickness absence and working with the HR Recruitment Administrator on recruitment matters.

This is a busy and varied role and would suit someone with experience of working administratively in an HR area. The ideal candidate will be organised, good at managing and prioritising their own workload, have the ability to work on their own initiative, and be comfortable working with multiple processes requiring tight deadlines. You will demonstrate tact and diplomacy, deal with confidential information, and have the necessary interpersonal and communication skills to discuss and manage sensitive conversations with managers and staff in a supportive manner.

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Natalie Deighton, HR Manager, nad50@cam.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is Sunday 24 February 2019.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 6 March 2019.

Please quote reference VE18131 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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