Skip to main content
View All Vacancies

HR Officer x2

HR Operations

Location:  1 Guildhall Square
Salary:   £21,135 to £24,871 - per annum
Full Time, Permanent & Full Time, Fixed Term (until 30/06/2023)
Closing Date:  Sunday 14 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1913222DD

About the role:

Would you like to play a key role in supporting the University as part of our 'AskHR' team, providing advice and guidance on a variety of HR topics?

If you are a confident and self-motivated individual who would like to join a responsive and effective HR team, we would like to hear from you.

You will be able to demonstrate exceptional communication skills both written and verbal, with a good eye for detail. You will need to be proactive with a flexible approach and have the ability to work with changing priorities during periods of pressured workload. Naturally, you will be able to build and maintain relationships with a variety of people across the University. 

The role is varied, as you will be the first line of contact for both internal and external customers contacting HR. We offer telephone and email support to customers and use a range of IT systems such as the central HR database and a ticketing system.

The expected hours of work for this full-time role are 9am - 5pm. 

We have two positions available: 1x Full Time, Permanent and 1x Full Time, Fixed Term (until 30/06/2023).

The typical starting salary for this role will be £21,135 (spinal point 13 on the University Level 1-6 pay scale), unless you have significant experience in a similar role. Staff increment one spinal point each year, up to the top of the Level.

Please see the job description below for further details. When appointed, your job title will be 'AskHR Officer'.

What we offer:

Our HR department works across Highfield Campus and One Guildhall Square, but your main work location will be One Guildhall Square. Both offices have easy access to public transport, restaurants, coffee shops and a University gym.

There will also be an opportunity to work flexibly from home, coming into the office when required. 

As part of our commitment to your well-being, we offer an occupational pension scheme and generous holidays (starting at 20 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays and 6 University closure days).  Staff also have access to our state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts, and culture facilities and access to a number of University employee-discount schemes. Further details on our staff benefits can be found here: Benefits explained | Human Resources | University of Southampton

As part of the 'AskHR' team, you will be supporting the University to 'inspire excellence to achieve the remarkable and build an inclusive world'. This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of the University community, where people are valued, and collegiality is key.

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Sarah Foster (AskHR Manager) on or 02380 595070.

Application Procedure:  

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please contact Michelle Jose via email:  Please quote reference 1913222DD on all correspondence.

Email details to a friend
Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

Existing Account / Staff Member

Do you have an existing account, or are you a member of staff?

New User

For new applicants, please register for an account

Mindful Employer Disability Confident Leader HR Excellence In Research Stonewall Diversity Champion Race Charter - Race Equality Charter Working Towards Athena Swan Silver Award - University of Southampton Committed Member of Inclusive Employers Technician Commitment