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Our vision is world-class education for Wales. Our mission is to demonstrate the value of further education to all learners, society and the economy. We pride ourselves on providing high quality services to our stakeholders. But we can only do this with the commitment and hard work of our excellent team of staff.

ColegauCymru comprises of a small team of enthusiastic and skilled individuals and the organisation has extensive experience in the further education sector in Wales.

We are currently recruiting for the role of HR Business Officer.


Human Resources Business Officer 


Reporting to Director of Policy and Public Affairs.

Contract Full time, fixed-term 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2023, with the possibility of becoming a permanent role.

Salary £34,641 – £38,457 per annum (pay award pending).

Benefits 28 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays and up to 5 discretionary days, access to a defined benefit pension scheme (LGPS option), flexible working options, salary sacrifice schemes such as childcare vouchers, free car parking. 

Location A combination of home-based and office working (Cardiff).

Hours 37 hours per week.   

About Us

ColegauCymru is the voice of Further Education (FE) in Wales. We are an education charity which promotes the public benefit of FE in Wales. We undertake research and policy development and provide practical support to the FE community. Working closely with Welsh Government, their agencies and other stakeholders, we help shape policies affecting the FE sector, their learners and staff. We are the first point of contact for FE in Wales. 

About the Vacancy 

ColegauCymru is a membership organisation that represents the interests of the FE sector in Wales. ColegauCymru operates mechanisms through which FE colleges negotiate with trade unions on pay and workforce matters.   

FE colleges develop common positions through the ColegauCymru Principals’ Forum and HR Directors Network. These are then negotiated with trade unions through the Wales Negotiations Committee Further Education (WNCFE), comprising representatives of ColegauCymru and trade unions. Negotiations in the WNCFE are subject to a National Recognition and Procedure Agreement between ColegauCymru and recognised trade unions.    

The Human Resources Business Officer will act as fulcrum between the ColegauCymru negotiating mechanisms and its members. This will enable ColegauCymru to better understand and represent the FE sector’s interests.  

The main purposes of the role are:  

  • To co-ordinate mechanisms and processes that support the ColegauCymru function as a negotiating body.  
  • To cohere the inputs and views of FE colleges to negotiations with trade unions so that ColegauCymru can develop well-founded, fit for purpose, robust and timely proposals.   
  • To create, edit and maintain documents discussed and agreed with trade unions.    

Job Description

Working for ColegauCymru - Additional Relevant Information 

Equality and Monitoring Form


How to Apply 

For an informal discussion, please contact Mera Mann on 07737 183 685 or  
Please submit your CV, covering letter and Equality and Monitoring Form via   

Applications Closing Date: Monday 22 August 2022  

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. 

Date of Interviews:
To be confirmed.

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