Senior Talent Partner

University of the West of England

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About the opportunity: We have an exciting opportunity to join our newly re-imagined People & Organisational Development service. Working within the ‘Talent Team’ as a strategic partner to Colleges and Services within the University, the role involves supporting the development and retention of Talent to meet our organisational needs.

The role will work collaboratively within a team of three Senior Talent Partners, Talent Development, Talent Acquisition and Reward to ensure there is alignment between workforce plans and these areas. The role also requires extensive relationship management, working with key stakeholders across the University to develop and implement workforce plans.

This newly formed team signals our refined focus as a People function on driving and developing strategic workforce plans that provide the talent, skills, resource, and diversity required to ensure the success of the organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape this approach, influencing and engaging with key stakeholders across the organisation.

About you: This is a generalist senior people role requiring you to have expertise in the development and implementation of Talent Management initiatives and workforce planning. The role will connect across the whole People & Organisational Development function, requiring a breadth and depth of human resources experience across all key HR activities.

You will have an organised and strategic mindset with the ability to interpret and utilise data for organisational insights. You should have experience of leading and managing projects from conception to completion and the ability to self-manage and measure your progress against project objectives and deliverables. You will also need a high level of relationship management skills, particularly influencing, coaching and the ability to engage and seek by in from key stakeholders at all levels in the University.

You will need to work collaboratively with an inclusive approach and demonstrate an understanding an appreciation of the value of inclusivity and diversity in the workforce. The role will require you to innovate and find creative and effective talent solutions to support the workforce needs of the University.

Where is this role based?

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus with some travel to other campuses required. We have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed.

Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 36,000 students and 4,200 staff from right across the globe. Based in Bristol , one of the UK’s most exciting and forward-thinking cities, we are regionally embedded and globally connected, with an established network of employer and academic partners.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and pension schemes as well as opportunities for training and personal development.

Add your individuality to ours

UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community .

We are proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing community and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic and male candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol, however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Melissa Hayward, Talent and Workforce Planning Manager on 0117 328 4321 or email: [email protected] . Alternatively please contact Amanda McLay, Assistant Director of People (Talent), on 0117 328 121.

This is a full-time, permanent post working 37 hours per week.

As a Disability Confident employer, we welcome applications from those who identify as having a disability.

UWE Bristol is a campus-based University and it is vital to our success and the delivery of an outstanding experience for our students that our campuses are dynamic and vibrant places to learn and spend time. This role is therefore campus based with some opportunity for remote and/or home working.

The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.

We may be able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist  which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.

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