HR Officer (Recruitment)

Grade 5: £28,759 - £33,966 per annum

The Department of Politics & International Relations (DPIR) is seeking a well-organised HR professional to join the current team of three. DPIR is a busy teaching and research department, comprising approximately 140 staff. The HR Officer (recruitment) will work closely with the existing HR team, the wider DPIR professional services team and other Divisional and University HR teams to provide a professional and efficient recruitment service to DPIR for academic and research staff. The HR Team consists of HR Manager, Senior HR Officer, HR Officer and this newly created role.

The role involves liaising with a wide range of people and includes coordinating all aspects of academic staff recruitment, organising and managing recruitment events, candidate management, administration of HR and recruitment data (using the University’s PeopleXD system), and being a general point of contact for enquiries. The HR Officer (recruitment) will be expected to work closely with the Senior HR Officer and HR Officer and to be able to cover other areas of recruitment at times of annual leave/absence. You may become involved in other aspects of the HR functions work during busy times.

You will be expected to have relevant recruitment experience and be willing to further develop your knowledge and experience, particularly related to the recruitment of academic staff, and should demonstrate the ability to deal with confidential matters with tact and sensitivity. You should work with a focus on high-quality customer service, have excellent attention to detail and an ability to work effectively both autonomously and collaboratively as part of a wider team. You should also possess strong IT skills.

The position is 29 hours per week (0.80 fte) and fixed term for 12 months in the first instance. The Professional Services Team work in a hybrid model between office and remote working. The Department supports flexible working patterns where possible and the exact working pattern will be discussed with the successful candidate. Please email HR Manager Penny Taylor if you would like to discuss further.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement (detailing how your knowledge and experience fit with the role) and details of two referees as part of your online application. 

Only applications received before midday (UK time) on Monday 27 November 2023 can be considered. 

Please quote reference 169209 in all correspondence.

Interviews are likely to be held on 07 or 11 December 2023.