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HR Services/Systems Manager

Human Resources
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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
47,801 to 55,389 a year
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Role Description

The University of York is one of the UK's top Universities, critical to our continued success is our people. The Human Resources Department plays a central role in delivering a range of professional services to support the delivery of the University strategic goals and sustainable high performance, which is achieved through people.

We are seeking to appoint a new HR Services/Systems Manager, who will be responsible for leading the HR Services and Systems teams. The teams deliver all employee life-cycle transactions for staff, such as administering recruitment, appointments, and changes to employees and their posts and leavers. You will play a key role in nurturing and developing the teams, with a core focus on business change and improvement. You will ensure that all processes are statutorily compliant, compatible with the University strategy, aligned and consistent with change initiatives within HR and across University departments. You will deliver efficiency and effective customer service, exploiting the potential of business systems and re-engineering processes. You will bring your positive interpersonal and relationship building skills to the role to ensure the successful delivery of projects and will champion change to achieve the best results.

Key Requirements

  • Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Knowledge of HR systems and general business systems architectures
  • Significant experience of leading HR Services/Systems in a complex organisation
  • Capability to apply a business process logic and change management mind-set to HR issues
  • Significant IT and business systems skills, realising opportunities to develop business systems solutions to process issues
  • Ability and desire to engage with a range of internal stakeholders across the University
  • Appetite to review and challenge existing processes and champion change
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure to strict deadlines
  • Knowledge of the higher education sector and the business and operational structure of Universities (Desirable)

If you would like a discussion about the position please contact the Deputy Director of HR, Paula Tunbridge ( +44 (0)1904 324838.

Closing Date: 2 October 2016
Interview Dates: 1 & 4 November 2016 

Why York?

York is a Russell Group university with around 16,000 talented students, studying 29 subjects. York are currently ranked 15th in the Times Good University Guide, with eleven of our subjects in the top ten nationally. We aim to offer collegiate and supportive environment as an employer. Flexible working hours, nursery facilities, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, generous holidays and an attractive pension scheme all make the University one of the region’s leading employers.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.



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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.