HR Business Partner x2

25 Oct 2019
12 Nov 2019
Specialist Area
Organisational Development
HR Jobs Level
Business partner
Contract Type
Full Time

At the Royal College of Nursing we're an optimistic organisation. And we've got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK - with around 435,000 members - all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

We're number 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with Best Companies accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

2 x HR Business Partners, 35 Hours per week, permanent
1 post based at either Edinburgh, Leeds, Nottingham or Birmingham office
1 post based at either Croydon or London office

Please specify which location you are interested in on your supporting statement. Please note, all applications will be based on merit.

This is a fantastic opportunity for forward thinking HR professionals to join our progressive award winning HR team.

As a HR Business Partner, you'll use your positive attitude, HR and OD knowledge and your communication and influencing skills to support our senior and middle managers to achieve our shared organisational objectives. In particular, you will implement HR systems, processes and practice that support the RCN's strategic aims and operational plans.

You will design, develop and implement solutions across the breadth of HR & OD activity that address actions emanating from your insights, supporting our senior managers to anticipate and respond to organisational issues. Every day will be filled with possibilities as you find new ways to shape change and nurture the development of the business by delivering a robust and proactive HR service.

As a senior member of the HR Operations Team, you'll oversee employment relations cases within your nominated business units, directly working with managers in the resolution of complex issues and supporting your HR Adviser to do the same. You will provide confidential advice and guidance and assist with the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of local and organisational change.

We expect you to look after your colleagues and customers. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working and annual leave.

You will be an excellent communicator who is confident at expressing your own point of view in challenging circumstances; and skilled at both fostering constructive working relationships with management and building genuine partnership with trade unions.

Possessing an excellent working knowledge of across the breadth of the CIPD profession map, you will hold CIPD membership supported by a Level 7 qualification in HR Management or equivalent.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.

For more information, or for an informal discussion, please contact Donna-Marie Evans, HR Business Operations Manager on 02920 546469.

For more information on the recruitment and selection process, please contact

Closing Date: Midnight on 12 November 2019
Assessment Centre Date: 21 November at RCN Cardiff Gate Office

Interview Date: 25 November at RCN Cardiff Gate Office

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