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Employee Relations and People Advisory Manager

Professional Services

Directorate of People and Culture

Salary:  £46,974 to £54,395 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 18 July 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  HR0165417

University of Bradford 

At the University of Bradford, our focus is on creating the conditions for social, cultural, and economic impact. We are committed to social inclusion. Our work to expand opportunity and enable students to reach their potential, has led to us topping the Social Mobility Index of English universities for the last two years. Our University Strategy sets out our ambitions for 2025, which we will achieve by using our proud heritage as a springboard and remaining steadfast in our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. 

Position Overview 

We are seeking an experienced Employee Relations and People Advisory Manager to lead the People Advisory team at the University. Join us in making a difference at our University, as part of the People, Culture and Wellbeing Directorate. 

Reporting into the Head of People Business Partnering, you will lead and develop the People Advisory team to provide a high-quality people-centric and compliant advisory service to University managers and leaders, which aligns with our strategic direction, culture, and values.

You will also lead on the cyclical review of our people policies, contributing to the development, implementation, and enhancement of policies and processes that align with our core values.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Employee Relations Service Delivery: Oversee the provision of an effective and holistic day-to-day Employee Relations service to Faculties/Directorates, leading and developing a team who deal with a high volume of varied casework, with a focus on informal resolution and managing risk. 
  • Policy Review and Engagement: Lead on a cyclical review of People policies, engaging with key stakeholders to ensure relevance and effectiveness.
  • Legislation Monitoring: Stay ahead of UK legislation changes, liaising with appropriate policy leads to ensure that People policies, procedures, and guidance are compliant, effectively implemented, and communicated.
  • People Practices: As a member of the University People and Culture team, contribute to the development and delivery of innovative people practices and strategies.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Significant experience in a similar role in a large complex organisation
  • Experience of effectively leading and managing a high performing hybrid team, who manage a high and complex caseload
  • In-depth knowledge UK employment legislation. 
  • Experience of leading on policy development and implementation.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities effectively.

Informal enquiries prior to application may be made to Kamila Morawiecka-Watkins, Head of People Business Partnering,  who would welcome a conversation with potential candidates. Please contact Belinda Hulme, People Administrator ( to make arrangements.

In Return we Offer: 

30 days annual leave and 13 statutory and customary days (taken at Easter and Christmas). 

Family-friendly policies  

Generous employer contribution pension schemes Generous benefit schemes, including car leasing, cycle to work, holiday purchase, home & technology scheme and shopping discounts -  benefits, including salary sacrifice schemes and campus nursery.

Applicants are asked to provisionally hold 24 July, 1 August and 7 August for interviews

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Confronting Inequality : Celebrating Diversity

At the University of Bradford we accept people for who they are regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or socio-economic background and whether you’re pregnant or on maternity leave.  

In line with the University’s commitment to equality charters including Athena Swan, Race Equality Charter, Disability Confident and Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme, we welcome applications from people identifying with these characteristics.  The University has a number of staff networks which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff who hold these and other identities.



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