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Vacancy Details

Salary: Salary £32,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Chief Operating Officers Portfolio
Category: Human Resources
Closing Date: 23/01/2022
Date Posted: 10/01/2022
Reference: 03918


Fixed Term until 31 October 2022

We have a number of exciting opportunities for experienced HR Advisors to join The British Library’s People Team. The People Team are going through a busy period of change as we implement our new People strategy and introduce a new HR/Payroll system. We also have a number of People projects in the pipeline with the aim to enhance the people experience at the Library.

Successful candidates will play a pivotal role in rolling out these key changes into the business areas alongside the Senior HR Advisors and HR Business Partners whilst ensuring exceptional HR service delivery to Managers and employees across the Library. 

This is a challenging and varied role and successful candidates can expect to dive into complex employee relations matters including sickness absence, disciplinaries and grievances as well as supporting managers with their Recruitment campaigns, performance management reviews and day to day HR queries and GDPR compliance.
The ideal candidate for this role will have experience:

• building effective relationships with managers and employees
• confidently manage a number of employee relations cases (informal & formal), including conducting investigations to a timely resolution,
• have a sound understanding of UK employment Law and ACAS best practice
• Experience of working in Unionised environment
• Experience of dealing with sensitive HR issues in line with the Library’s values and policies
• Demonstrate evidence of their own learning and development
• Be comfortable making decisions on day to day HR matters and problem solving

The British Library is equal opportunities employer. We particularly welcome applications from male candidates and those from diverse backgrounds, including disabled, BAME and LGBTQ+ people, as these groups are underrepresented in our organisation at this level in this area.

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.


In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 20.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.


For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref:

Closing Date: 23 January 2022

Interview Date: w/c TBC


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Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy



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