Human Resources Advisor

18 months FTC - Maternity Cover

Salary: £23K to 30K (depending on experience)

The Beatson Institute in Glasgow is one of Europe’s leading cancer research centres. It is core funded by Cancer Research UK and supports leading research into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. The Beatson Institute provides an outstanding research environment, underpinned by state-of-the art core services and advanced technologies.

We have an exciting opportunity for a generalist Human Resources Advisor to support the Institute’s busy HR function.

Ideally, you will be an early career HR practitioner who has an enthusiasm for learning, and who wants to gain or expand their experience in a generalist HR role.

The successful candidate will work as part of a small but dynamic HR team to support HR activities within the Institute. This will include a wide range of functions including recruitment, induction, immigration, payroll administration, learning and development, HR system management and reporting. There will also be an opportunity to participate in, or lead, HR projects offering your ideas to improve our HR service.

The Institute employs over 300 staff comprising academic research scientists, research services support staff and administration support. In addition, the Institute also supports about 40 PhD students and 50 associated research staff.

Candidates will ideally be CIPD qualified, preferably with some generalist HR experience, although training will be provided for graduates who can demonstrate a real willingness to learn. Experience with MHR Itrent software or similar would be an advantage. To succeed in this role you will need to be very well organised, with excellent IT and communication skills.

For informal enquiries please email the Head of HR at

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our overarching research ethos at the Institute is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability and integrity. The diversity of our staff and students is also what makes the Institute such a vibrant place to work and advance discoveries in cancer research. Family friendly policies, our collaborative ethos, a focus on good mental health and well-being and opportunities for all help to create an enjoyable and inclusive workplace where your voice matters.

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 40.5 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Defined Contribution pension scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Additional maternity pay at 6 month’s full pay (subject to service)
  • Shared parental leave
  • Cycle to work scheme that could save you 26-40% on a bike and accessories.
  • Access to Employee benefit schemes with discounts on supermarkets, cinema, travel and much more.
  • On-site secure parking


Closing date for applications: Friday, 14th April 2023