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HR Business Partner

Bradfield College
Bradfield, Reading
£40,000 per annum
Closing date
6 Jan 2022
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This is a really exciting moment to join the HR team at Bradfield. Following the adoption of a new HR Strategy in 2020, we are moving ahead with embedding a business partnering model to ensure that we fully support the College’s priorities and ambitions.  This year we have commenced implementation of a new HR Information System and the Business Partner will play a key role in supporting managers and staff across the College as we progress to a fully integrated system.

As a key partner to the College, you can expect to work closely with a number of internal client groups to understand issues and develop solutions across the full remit of HR activities including employee relations, recruitment and selection, change management and others.  

You will be CIPD qualified with a sound understanding of HR best practice and experience of partnering with leaders and managers to achieve organisational objectives through HR activities. Experience of successfully influencing leaders is essential, as is experience of managing or playing a key part in change management projects. You should have strong communication skills and the ability to build great relationships at all levels of the organisation. The ability to think flexibly to provide pragmatic solutions to problems is essential, as are excellent project management and time management skills.  

If you have the skills, knowledge and experience, please apply -we would love to hear from you.

If you have any informal enquiries, please contact Mahmood Noman, People Director on or Kay Toms, Senior HR Business Partner on

Contracted working hours are 40 hours per week with an hour for lunch, Monday to Friday, with some requirement for flexibility to meet the operational needs of the College.

Holiday entitlement is 4 weeks plus bank holidays.

Other benefits include 

  • 6 extra concession days to be taken at directed times of the year
  • Access to Lifeworks EAP programme
  • Free meal during the working day when College kitchens are open
  • Contributory Pension Scheme 
  • Subsidised membership of the College Sports Centre and Golf Club
  • Cycle to work scheme

All candidates are required to complete an application form on the College website, available by clicking the apply button. 

Application closing date: 7th January 2022.  

Interview date: 17th January 2022. 

Early applications are advised as the College reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.

Bradfield College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the DBS.


Founded in 1850 by Thomas Stevens, and set in the village of Bradfield amidst unspoilt Berkshire countryside, Bradfield College enjoys a well-established reputation for being one of the country’s leading co-educational, independent schools through its provision of an outstanding education.

The College welcomes pupils from the UK and overseas with the pupil body numbering approximately 810, comprising 320 girls and 490 boys from 13 to 18 years of age.

Boys and girls enter Bradfield at 13+ (Year 9) and many more join the College’s popular and vibrant Sixth Form, where they can choose to study either the IB or A LevelsFaulkner’s, a state-of-the-art boarding house, is specially designed to help all girls and boys make a happy and successful transition from prep school (we recruit from more than 70) to senior school; pupils then move into one of 11 senior houses.

We offer an unrivalled co-curricular programme for all our pupils which ensures that every girl and boy has the opportunity to develop valuable skills outside the classroom, wherever their interests lie.

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