Anna Freud is a world-leading mental health charity for children, young people and their families. Our mission is to close the gap in wellbeing and mental health by advancing, translating, delivering, and sharing the best science and practice with everyone who impacts the lives of children, young people and their families.
We value diversity and aim to have diverse workforce that reflects the community and our service users, in line with our vision, values and inclusion commitments. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.
It is expected that one of these roles will be based in our London office and the other will be based in our Northern Hub office in Manchester. Please indicate your preferred location within the Supporting Statement section of your application.
Anna Freud has been going through a period of transformation. Following the launch of a new Corporate Strategy in 2022, the organisation has set a series of goals with the aim of closing the gaps in mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. One of the key strategic goals is to transform our organisation, through the way we work and how we look after our people.
Our People and Culture services were reviewed, and we have begun the process of building a team that can provide professional HR support to managers, promote wellbeing, review and improve engagement and establish a learning culture.
We are now recruiting two HR Business Partners (HRBPs) to join the People and Culture team. The HR Business Partner’s role will involve meeting regularly with Executive Directors and Senior Managers to understand the services we provide. In this way we can develop effective people-related policies, processes and solutions that are aligned with the business objectives. The HRBPs also work in collaboration with the wider People and Culture team, including HR Operations, Organisational Development and Recruitment, to deliver joined up people services.
We are looking for individuals with experience of developing and implementing policy and who have a sound knowledge of UK employment legislation and best practice. They must have the ability to coach senior leaders and successfully build credibility and influence at all levels within the organisation.
Please email us with any job enquiries, or if you require assistance or experience difficulties when applying. Please note that successful candidate(s) will be asked to evidence their Right to Work in the UK post-job offer – we do not hold a sponsor licence therefore we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship.
Hybrid working (a mixture of onsite and home/remote working). Staff are working onsite for at least 20% of their working hours, either at our London site (4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH) or our Northern Hub (Huckletree, The Express Building, 9 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester M4 5AD).
Closing date for applications
Midday (12pm), Friday 23 February 2024.
Notification of interview
Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Tuesday 5 March 2024. During shortlisting, applicants are anonymously assessed using the criteria visible in the Job Profile. Please note: due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 14 March 2024.
Please visit to register and apply online. We are unable to accept CVs and kindly request no contact from agencies.