HR Consultant

  • Salary:
    £31,000 - £37,000
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  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:
    25 October 2021

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Lizzie Philpott

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Job Title: HR Consultant

Contract: 18-month fixed-term contract

Salary: £31,000-£37,000 dependent on experience

Location: Hybrid working, with opportunity to work across our sites in central Cambridge, Duxford and Papworth.


Are you looking to widen your experience within HR projects?

Do you have experience in guiding managers through change and reorganisation?

This may be the career-developing opportunity for you!


Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they've learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.


We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers' needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.


The Role

The HR team at Cambridge University Press and Assessment are looking for a Level 5 qualified (or working towards) HR Consultant to come and join their team during an exciting time for the organisation. This opportunity will really give you the chance to make an impact and shape the organisation we are becoming. For someone with a good background of HR looking for the next step, this is the chance to learn about organisational design and be supported by the wider HR team and all of the tools at their disposal. You will be working on bespoke projects with the opportunity to step into that next-level role to broaden your skills. If you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the confidence to liaise with people at all levels, this may be your next career step.


What you'll be doing

  • Partnering with managers to provide proactive advice to maximise employee engagement and potential through periods of change and integration.
  • Work with the wider HR team to ensure consistency in application and interpretation of policy and process.
  • Participate in HR projects aligned to integration and change.
  • Identifying and communication opportunities for continuous improvement/generating new ideas.
  • Identifying and providing potential solutions to any imminent HR challenges.


About you

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in managing reorganisation including co-ordination of associated data and administration.
  • Experience of project management over a prolonged period of time with many related dependencies.
  • Ability to use initiative and prioritise own workload to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Experience providing professional, pragmatic advice to managers.
  • Coaching approach when supporting colleagues and managers.
  • Experience working at a senior advisory level.
  • Confident advising managers how to manage consultations.


The key to our work is our colleagues, whose shared commitment enables us to have an ever-greater impact. We are a united, vibrant, and respectful global community of people, and we ensure that every individual is recognised, listened to, and cared for. And because our impact is amplified when our people are empowered, we give everyone the opportunity to develop in their own way. Whether you want a career that's linear, or want to follow your own path, we'll support you, and help give you the resources and training you'll need to be bold and take ownership of what you do.



In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.


For a full job description or confidential chat about this role, please contact Lizzie Philpott in the Talent Acquisition Team at Cambridge University Press and Assessment.


The closing date for applications is 25/10/21 and interviews are scheduled to take place on w/c 01/11/21.


Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.



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