Reading, England
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
18 May 2018
17 Jun 2018
Nicholas Lilley
Specialist Area
HR function
HR Jobs Level
Business partner
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for a HR Business Partner

Your new role
To work with Senior Managers and management teams within your client groups to help them improve performance through their people.
The post holder will work as part of the HR Business Partner team and will support two or more faculties or Group Services departments. The post holder will line manage 2 or more HR Advisors.Duties include:
* To identify opportunities to improve the performance of the areas you support through improving the effectiveness of its people resource
* To be a 'trusted advisor' to client groups, providing a sounding board for ideas, suggesting solutions and approaches, and appropriately questioning, 'pushing back' and challenging the business where necessary
* To coach managers and help facilitate their continuous development in line management skill and enabling them to manage difficult situations effectively and appropriately
* To support the ongoing organisational growth by developing capability plans, working with Directors and managers to identify competency gaps, and linking to the internal talent development offer to support employee career development
* To work closely with the Group HR Manager to ensure effective recruitment strategies are in place particularly in respect of shortage areas and 'hard to fill' posts.
* To ensure all appraisal and performance reviews are completed for areas of responsibility ensuring training needs are identified and linked to performance and raise the individual's contribution.
Innovation and development
* To identify and recommend areas for change as part of good practice and changes in employment legislation
* To undertake project work as required.
Environment and Culture
* Contribute to a well organised, purposeful and motivating learning environment where students feel safe, secure, confident and valued

* To always work and act in accordance with the group's Vision, Values and Strategic Plan
* To demonstrate professional behaviour and appearance at all times
* To be responsible for ensuring that the activities under your control are conducted in accordance with the safeguarding and health and safety requirements of Activate Learning's policies and procedures
* To safeguard the welfare of children, young persons and other vulnerable people for whom you come into contact with, ensuring a learning environment where students feel safe and supported, and British values are celebrated
* To be accountable for own safety and that of colleagues/ visitors to the workplace
* To work in a flexible manner and be willing to undertake other duties as reasonably requested

What you'll need to succeed
* CIPD qualified Level 5
* Previous experience of working as a HR Advisor
* Literate and numerate
* Strong personal organisation skills
* Accurate and attentive to detail
* Good IT skills and be confident in the use of HR systems and manipulation of data
* Ability to communicate concisely, clearly and persuasively both in writing and verbally.
* Sound demonstrable experience and knowledge of employment law and confidence in the interpretation and use of an employer's policies.
* A pragmatic, common sense approach to the work to achieve the right outcome for the organization.

* CIPD Level 7 qualification
* Coaching qualification or experience
* Experience of working in an FE environment

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at

Similar jobs

Similar jobs