Senior Policy Advisor

Undisclosed Company
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£34394 - £39000 per annum + Benefits package
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Our client is the UK's largest university and a world leader in flexible part-time education. Combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, they are committed to transforming lives through education.

They are looking to recruit a permanent Senior Policy Advisor to join their People Services Team.

Paying between £34,394 - £39,000 dependent on experience. This role is working a 37 hour week on a hybrid basis - Travel to the office in Milton Keynes is anticipated to be once / twice per month.

The role

People Services is committed to providing The Open University with high quality people solutions and is valued for its efficiency, expertise, partnering capability and service. We are looking for an organised, proactive Senior Policy Adviser to join the People Services team.

As a Senior Policy Adviser, you will be responsible for developing, maintaining, reviewing and amending HR policies and procedures and to provide an advisory service to People Services colleagues on changes to HR policies and procedures. This is a diverse opportunity that will allow you to research and analyse forthcoming legislation to ensure HR policies and procedures are compliant.

This is an exciting opportunity which enables you to make a real difference and help drive forward the OU's mission statement. Although this opportunity is aligned to our Milton Keynes campus, we are flexible on location with the understanding that you may be required to work on campus on ad-hoc basis.

Skills and experience

  • Are you educated to degree level and possess a relevant qualification in the field of HR or Management or have relevant, equivalent experience?
  • Do you have an eye for detail?
  • Do you have extensive experience of writing HR policies and procedures, interpreting complex legal documentation and translating them into relevant policies and procedures?
  • Do you have a solid understanding of UK employment legislation coupled with experience of working in a unionised environment?
  • Are you a competent user (intermediate to advanced) of MS office software: Word and Excel?
  • Are you able to prioritise a busy workload whilst possessing excellent communication skills?

If the answer to these questions is yes - we want to hear from you!

What you get in return

A great range of benefits that support their employees and their families for the long term, including 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days, an attractive pension proposition and free parking on campus.

The client promotes diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you feel this role is on interest, and you are interested in reviewing a full person specification, please send your CV for review

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