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Human Resources Specialist

by Western University

Reference #: 29095
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jan 16, 2023
Experience: 3 Years
Education: University Degree
Western University

Job Description

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35
Salary Grade: 14

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of
academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities
for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has
become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the
development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us

Facilities Management is responsible for the planning, development, engineering, construction, operation,
maintenance and stewardship of all the buildings, infrastructure, sites and services within Western’s campus
community. Our integrated Team provides excellence in creating and maintaining Western’s facilities and in
serving the community. Our vision is to be recognized as the leader in facilities management among researchintensive
universities worldwide.


The Human Resources (HR) Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of a broad
range of human resources processes and strategies to ensure highly efficient, client-focused and responsive
services are delivered within Facilities Management.


- Undergraduate degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Labour Relations or Business
- Human Resource professional designation (completed or working towards) is preferred
- Professional courses in conflict resolution would be an asset
- At least three years of experience working in an HR environment
- Experience working in a unionized environment is preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Well-defined sense of diplomacy, including conflict resolution and people management skills.
- Possesses a reputation for resourcefulness with a strong sense of accountability and initiative.
- Knowledge of technical and legislative issues related to employment and labour relations.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and confidence dealing with all levels of an organization.
- Ability to establish and build healthy working relations and partnerships with staff, peers, union leaders and
external stakeholders.
- Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with the ability to coach team members.
- Ability to remain calm, work well under pressure and use good judgment in assessing difficult situations.
- Creative problem solving skills and sound professional judgement, especially regarding
confidential/sensitive matters.
- Proven ability to take initiative and champion a project from conception through implementation and
- Ability to handle diverse and emotional situations, multiple projects and rapidly changing priorities.
- Demonstrated ability to support continuous process improvement.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of the team to achieve departmental goals.
Interested applicants are asked to visit for further information and to apply online referencing job #29095 by 11:59PM on January 26, 2023.

Background Checks

Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce current record check(s) (e.g. vulnerable sector,
criminal record and police information) from a police service prior to commencing employment.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity
and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible
minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any
gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you
require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.