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Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
4.0 out of 5
EdinburghHybrid work
£34,905 a year - Part-time
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Salary: £34,905

Hours: Part Time (34hrs Per Week)

Contract Type: Open Ended

Location: UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh

Closing Date: Monday 22 April 2024

Job Overview:

The purpose of the role is to provide a comprehensive HR service to senior managers, line managers and staff in a specific business area whilst working closely with HR colleagues across UKRI. This will include advising on all aspects of the employee lifecycle, undertaking or supporting case management activity using professional HR and legislative knowledge and coaching and influencing to ensure staff are managed and developed in line with best practice principles and UKRI’s business objectives.

The HR Operations Adviser will be promoting HR policies, practices, processes and initiatives and will actively work to build effective working relationships. They will be required to influence manager decisions on people management issues as well as challenge and persuade as appropriate. They will also lead on or support other HR projects as appropriate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day queries, providing professional, timely, accurate and robust advice and guidance to managers and staff in line with the HR delegation framework on a wide range of HR queries including pay, attendance, working patterns, performance management, etc., providing advice on associated policies and completion of forms as appropriate
  • Manage or provide support as appropriate on a range of casework including sickness absence, performance management etc.
  • Work closely with colleagues in the HR Operations Team, Strategic HR Business Partners and the HR Centres of Expertise in helping to deliver a consistent and joined-up HR service across the organisation
  • Build effective working relationships with managers and staff and with other HR colleagues to support the maintenance and development of best practice policies and procedures

Hybrid Working: There is a requirement to be on site 3 days a week

Contacts and Communication:

The HR Operations Adviser will:

  • Provide advice and guidance to senior managers, line managers and staff
  • Build positive relationships with colleagues across the HR function, in particular maintaining close and regular contact with the Strategic HR Business Partners
  • Liaise with colleagues in UKSBS, and other external organisations as appropriate

Occasional travel to other sites is required

Person Specification:


  • Current, relevant experience working in an operational HR role, ideally in a diverse and demanding environment.
  • Appropriate CIPD Qualification or equivalent skills and knowledge gained from working in an HR role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to present information, to persuade, influence, counsel, support or challenge people at all levels, often in sensitive circumstances, and to treat information confidentially
  • A track record of effectively managing a range of casework

For a full job description please visit our careers page


We recognise and value our employees as individuals and aim to provide a favourable pay and rewards package! We are committed to supporting employees’ development and promote a culture of continuous learning! A list of benefits below;

· An outstanding defined benefit pension scheme

· 30 days’ annual leave in addition to 10.5 public and privilege days (full time equivalent)

· Employee discounts and offers on retail and leisure activities

· Employee assistance programme, providing confidential help and advice

· Flexible working options

Please click here for more details on the Benefits of working for UKRI

How to Apply

Applicants are required to provide an up-to-date CV and a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role. Further information on how to apply is listed on our careers page.

The closing date for applications is Monday 22 April 2024

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: £34,905.00 per year

Work Location: In person

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