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  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

  • Job type:

    Fixed Term Contract (FTC)

  • Salary:

    £44398 - £50807.00 per annum + Hybrid working

  • Contact:

    Hannah Welfoot

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  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:

    23 May 2024

Yolk Recruitment Public Sector and Not-for-Profit is proud to be working with an organisation that provides digital services across the health care sector.

The Opportunity:

Due to a restructure, this organisation is looking to appoint a HR Business Partner for a 12-month fixed-term contract, offering hybrid working.

The HR BP will be a senior member of the People Team and will influence and drive the strategic People and Organisational Development agenda within the People and OD Directorate. The post holder will deliver a pro-active and professional business partnering service working closely and collaboratively with the Directorates' senior leadership teams.

The post holder will lead on all aspects of workforce planning and resource availability, engagement and people management practices for their designated Directorates. The P&OD Business Partner will understand priorities and issues and act as a point of contact for providing operational People and Organisational Development expertise for the P&OD Directorate.

The post holder will lead on the embedding complex workforce planning and good people management practices within the team and across the organisation, this will include actions to increase engagement with the workforce, the facilitation of workforce redesign and new ways of working, management of organisational change people related issues, performance management and monitoring and analysing of workforce Key performance indicators (KPIs) and developing managerial and team capabilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide input on the development and implementation activity which directly supports the delivery of the People & OD Strategy and add value to the overall performance of the Directorate. A key component of the role is the development of excellent working relationships with Directors & Senior Managers that are built on trust, confidence and mutual respect.
  • Provide strategic professional people support across the whole remit of people issues ensuring that leadership teams take holistic approaches while promoting the organisation's values and high-performance standards.
  • Analyse complex data, identify trends and explain a range people performance information to management team(s), identifying reasons for (under)performance, and agreeing appropriate actions in response in order to achieve business plans, objectives and transformation. This may include advising on changes to plans and strategies as objectives and budgets are revised.
  • Act as a strategic change agent to help identify, plan and deliver major change projects within designated corporate areas and Directorates and system wide.
  • Support improvements in Directorate performance by working with senior leaders as part of their senior leadership team(s); monitoring progress in the implementation of workforce plans, supporting and challenging colleagues across the Directorates to execute the people dimension of their business strategies whilst providing assurance to the executive teams.
  • Coach managers and leaders to develop skills and competencies for effective people management necessary to fulfil their operational roles and champion and embed equality, diversity and inclusion in all HR activities including recruitment.
  • Work in collaboration with the Head of People & OD, Senior People BP and Engagement, Culture and OD Lead to deliver the People & OD Strategy including designing and delivering training and development programmes and briefing/update sessions in matters of HR policy and practice to managers at all levels in the organisation.
  • Contribute to and implement all staff engagement strategies with Directorates which aims to improve staff involvement, motivation and contribution, while also supporting personal and career development, and the health and wellbeing of staff.
  • Lead and manage Service Level Agreements for Payroll, Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and Occupational Health.

Essential Requirements:

  • Fully Qualified CIPD (Post Graduate) membership Chartered Membership of MCIPD or working towards.
  • Evidence of CPD Masters level or equivalent level of work experience.
  • Previous work experience in a People function within a large complex unionised organisation with experience of advising managers on best people practice.
  • Experience of workforce planning.
  • Recognised experience in change management practices.
  • Significant experience of handling highly complex employee relations issues including advising at formal hearings and tribunals.
  • Experience of coaching and training managers in people issues.
  • Experience of employee and engagement strategies.


  • 28 days annual leave + public holidays
  • Great work life balance with flexible working and hybrid working (min 1 day a week onsite)
  • Professional development & career opportunities
  • NHS pension (c 20% employer)
  • Employee Assistance Programme and confidential counselling service
  • Cycle to work scheme.

If you think this one's for you:

Please contact Hannah Welfoot at Yolk Recruitment: 07458 143 279

Yolk Public Sector & Not-for-Profit team works with organisations across the UK to fulfil their recruitment needs and to achieve their D&I objectives. We recruit temporary, contract and permanent hires for 1 off specialist needs or for volume campaigns. We support our applicants to navigate the public sector recruitment processes and secure their dream jobs.

Yolk Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in our workforce. We employ the best people for the job at hand and actively encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, educational background, parental status, gender identity or any other protected characteristic. We champion and celebrate diversity at Yolk allowing our team to bring their whole selves to work.

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