HR Business Partner job with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON


HR Business Partnering

Location:  Highfield Campus

Salary:   £44,263 to £56,021

Full Time Permanent

Closing Date:  Tuesday 16 January 2024

Interview Date:   To be confirmed

Reference:  2565024DD

The University of Southampton is a leading research-intensive University, a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, and sits within the top 1% of universities worldwide.   Our people are our University: they are at the heart of everything we do and the impact we make on a local to global scale.  With greater diversity and inclusivity to reflect society, we enable our education, research and enterprise to transform the communities we serve. Diversity is a strength, it makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society.

The role and about you

We are seeking a talented Human Resources professional to join our credible and established team. In partnership with our senior leaders you will lead on the people implications of agreed priorities and proactively support, influence and challenge senior stakeholders to deliver people focused solutions. Working collaboratively with other HR teams you will also influence and develop people initiatives as well as influencing and driving organisational change.

We are looking for a senior HR generalist who has proven experience of working in a complex environment. As a trusted advisor you will need to have the ability to influence and challenge at a senior level and experience of developing strong, collaborative relationships across an organisation.  You will need a good understanding of how people priorities link to business drivers as well as a sound knowledge of employment law and HR best practice.

If you require further information please contact Sarah Flynn, Head of HR Business Partnering on

What we can offer you

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We especially welcome applications from people who identify with one or more of the following: a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background; who have come from a lower socio-economic background; LGBTQ+; or having a disability – as these identities are currently underrepresented in our community. 

Based at our lively Highfield campus, you will have access to our sports complex, and lots of social and green spaces. Committed to supporting our staff, we are open to a flexible working approach with a mix of home and office working.  We consider applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break. 

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance (44 days including bank holidays and closure days), we will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)*, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. All our benefits can be viewed here

To apply, please complete an online application and attach your CV and a cover letter (no more than 500 words) detailing how your skills and experience match the skills required for the role.


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