To comply with new EU laws regarding "cookies", we have updated our Terms and Conditions and provided a detailed description of how cookies work and are used on this website.  By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to those updated Terms and Conditions.
This notice should appear only the first time you visit the site.
View All Vacancies

HR Manager

UWL Students' Union

Salary:   up to £40,000 per annum for part time (28 hours per week, flexible)
Release Date:   Friday 03 March 2023
Closing Date:   Friday 31 March 2023
Reference:   SU0025

Are you a people’s person? Looking to take the next step in your HR career?

Here at UWL SU we have a strong commitment to employee wellbeing – we have IIP Gold Accreditation and consistently achieve results in excess of 90% for our annual benchmarked employee engagement survey. We have also been ranked by our students as the Number 1 Student Union in England for the last 4 years.

We are currently working on the development of our new Strategy for 2023-2028, so now is an excellent time to join us.

We are a team of 38 full-time employees and up to 100 part-time student staff and we deliver on a range of areas focused on improving the engagement, retention and success of our student members. We undertake work focused on policy and advocacy; advice; events and community development.

This role is supported by a team of two HR Coordinators and covers the full scope of HR related operations including recruitment; retention; reward; payroll; business partnering; policy and strategy. The Manager function is also assisted by retained external HR advisors.

A key focus of this role in the coming 12 months will be:

  • The development of an employee wellbeing strategy
  • Preparation of a new workforce plan
  • Expansion and development of the organisations learning and development activities
  • Review of the employee recruitment and onboarding experience

This role would ideally suit someone with at least 3 years’ experience working in HR that has a desire to step up to a manager role and is interested in the broad spectrum of the HR function. The role presents an opportunity to work with a fun and dynamic team and in an organisation with a proven track record for caring about the development and wellbeing of our employees.

The role is offered with a salary of up to £40k and consideration will be given to part-time or other engagement options.

The SU offers a great range of employee benefits including flexible working; gym membership; up to 27 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure; generous pension provisions; learning and development programmes; travel, bike and IT equipment loans and a range of other benefits.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please get in touch.

Download the full job description and person specification Human Resources Manager JD.docx

Application Process

If everything above sounds good to you, we’d love to receive your application. Be sure to read the job description and person specification and to complete the application process but also provide your CV and Cover letter.

Please apply by using this link

You can contact Hamna Azam ( if you have any questions about this role.

If you require an alternative method to submitting your application (i.e. video or braille), please contact us on or 0208 231 2276

For more information about the SU, this role or specific questions about the application process please contact or 0208 231 2276

UWL students come from a diverse range of backgrounds, as an employer we are committed to ensuring that our workforce are reflective of the members we serve.

Therefore, we actively encourage applications from people from a wide range of backgrounds and circumstances, particularly those from traditionally underrepresented groups. 


Email details to a friend

Email / Username


Forgotten Details Register