Senior HR Business Partner

Bristol based
£57,350 - £60,217 (Pay band 10)
12 Mar 2019
24 Mar 2019
HR Jobs Level
Business partner
Contract Type
Full Time

We are happy to consider applications for reduced hours working over a minimum of four days per week.

The Office for Students was created in 2017 to independently regulate the English higher education sector.  Our primary aim is to deliver positive outcomes for students, particularly those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, and secure benefits to employers, the economy and society.  We are a non-departmental Government body which currently employs c. 350 employees and is recruiting to a further c. 50 roles.  We have our own Board and governance, including a Remuneration Committee.

Our HR priorities centre around embedding organisation design and culture, underpinned by our four values and behaviours (Ambition, Openness, Learning and Diversity) with a particular focus on:

  • Establishing our approach to performance management culture, system and process
  • Developing an L&D programme encompassing priorities such as the professionalisation of line management and understanding what it means to be a regulator
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing
  • HR systems transformation (we implemented Workday in late 2017 and want to embed and build on this for the future); MI and continuous improvement of our policy, process and ways of working

We’re recruiting a Senior HRBP to support the Head of HR and OD in leading the HR team (this will include leadership of a team of HR Advisers and L&D Business Partner); managing and coordinating HR projects and activities including business planning and budget management and driving a culture of continuous improvement. You will also business partner one of our Directorates and be a core member of the BP team; work closely with the CEO's strategic resource unit on projects and have insight to the whole range of HR activity.

This role would be ideal for somebody looking to consolidate their HRBP experience and position themselves to lead their own HR team in the future.

We are looking for a strategic thinker with previous experience of business partnering senior managers, who can demonstrate how their contribution has delivered workforce and organisational outcomes and has experience of HR policy and process and development and implementation; TU relationships;  developing and interpreting HR MI; translating best practice in the HR profession for their organisation and demonstrable experience of driving continuous improvement and setting high standards.  Communication and engagement skills and the ability to influence and work collaboratively will be key. Public or third sector experience is an advantage.

It`s important to us that our organisation is more diverse, so we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. We`re especially keen to hear from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented. We`re also a Disability Confident employer - we`ll provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job.

If you think you have the skills, experience and passion we're seeking, please apply with a copy of your CV and supporting statement of not more than 2 pages which addresses the key skills requirement set out above.

For further information and application details, please click on the button below.  Should you wish to discuss any aspect further, please contact Paul Aristides or Peter Guilder on 0121 644 5707 or 07545 441127.

All applications should be received by 24th March 2019.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 4 April 2019.

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