UHI is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 12 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Human Resource Business Partner (Maternity Cover)

Salary range £31,917 to £33,858 pa
DurationUntil June 2023
Working hours35 hours per week
LocationInverness or other UHI academic partner location
Closing DateSunday 2 October 2022

Human Resources

The Human Resources team is a small and busy team, providing a comprehensive service to the 350 direct employees of the university.

You will be joining at an exciting time as the university commences work on a major restructuring exercise. As HR Business Partner you will provide advice and support to managers and staff on a wide range of HR issues including employee relations, organisational development, change and performance management, disciplinary and grievance, recruitment and wellbeing.

You will be a committed HR professional with significant experience of operating at business partner level. You will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging legislation, case law and HR best practice and have a proven track record of arriving at creative solutions to problems. The ability to build relationships with managers and employees at all levels and work collaboratively is essential as well as a high level of interpersonal and communication skills. You will have intermediate MS Office skills and possess the ability to interpret and analyse data and present information in a professional format.

An understanding and experience of higher education and the research environment is desirable and experience of change management would be advantageous.

Interviews will be held on a mutually convenient date to be agreed..

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the HR Office at HR@uhi.ac.uk.