HR Manager

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

We have a rare opportunity for a dynamic and highly experienced Cavendish HR Manager to join our passionate and dedicated community. The Department is home to over 2000 staff, students and visitors across a large range of disciplines and categories, where exemplary delivery of world-leading, innovative research programmes and teaching takes place.

The Cavendish Laboratory is at an exciting point in its 150-year history, and undergoing a substantial period of transformation, as it prepares for its relocation to a beautiful, purpose-built physics facility, the Ray Dolby Centre. As a direct result of this migration, we are taking the opportunity to review and modernise many of our professional services practices and ways of working to ensure the community are all supported efficiently and effectively, regardless of their category or status. The strategic development and transformation of the Department's operations, and service implementation, will enhance the Cavendish's continued growth and success.

As a member of the Department's senior management team, the Cavendish HR Manager plays a key role in the areas of work force strategy, planning, governance, case-work resolution, management and provision of accurate HR advice to all staff and students. The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Operations (HOO) to ensure the Department's approach to resource allocation is both compliant and effective. You will lead and work operationally with a dedicated HR team, to ensure the smooth and efficient running of all HR-related functions within the Department. You will be responsible for reporting to, or participating in appropriate Department, School and University committees on the HR impacts of key developments, including the Ray Dolby Centre Project and its operational reorganisation.

This full-time post is available now.

Some of our many benefits include:

  • 41 days annual leave, inclusive of Bank Holidays

  • Family & Work-life balance policies including hybrid working and generous carer leave (maternity, paternity, shared parental leave, adoption leave), amongst others

  • Generous pension scheme

  • Exclusive employee discounts via our CamBens scheme

  • Personal Development: The Department actively encourages and supports personal development and our staff have access to a wide range of courses and training via our Personal and Professional Development (PPD) service.

The Essential requirements (E) outlined in the further particulars are those, without which, a candidate would not be able to do the job to the high standards required.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For informal enquiries please contact Samantha Stokes at

Please quote reference KA40354 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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