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Career Grade HR Business Partner / Senior HR Business Partner

Sefton Council
Magdalen House Bootle, Merseyside / Agile
Salary Range £34,834 - £43,421 Per Annum (pay award pending) Grade H - I, Scale Point Range 26 - 35
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

We are committed to investing and developing in our Corporate HR Team and are seeking a Career Grade HR Business Partner / Senior HR Business Partner to join the team.  You will be part of the Council’s Policy Team within Corporate HR Department reporting to the HR Team Manager.  The Corporate HR Department provides support to all areas of the Council including schools. 

This is a permanent contract.

You will assist in all aspects of the work of the Policy Team including the creation and production of the HR policies and procedures for the Council, and provide an effective and professional HR Management Service, communicating with a wide range of people, including trade union representatives, Council managers and employees. 

This two-step Career Grade scheme offers excellent prospects for career development, and a pathway for applicants already with a background in a HR role to progress their skills, knowledge, and experience.  At the HR Business Partner level, the post is offered at a Grade H, with the expectation and willingness to become a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) within a defined timescale to progress to the HR Business Partner level (Grade I).

The successful candidate would be appointed at a grade commensurate with their experience.

Progression through the Career Grade is dependent upon achieving and demonstrating both professional development (qualifications) and personal competency in the role as set out in the Job Description and Person Specification. 

About You

You should have experience of working in a customer focused environment. Your communication skills, both written and verbal, will be of a high standard alongside team working skills. You must have a high level of digital confidence and be adept in the use of ICT resources and programmes along with the ability to understand and manage data.

At Grade H you will require:

  • Level 2, or equivalent, in English and Maths
  • NVQ Level 5 in relevant subject, e.g. HR Consultant Partner (Level 5) Qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience in working in a HR role.
  • A working knowledge of employment legislation and its application in the workplace.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Pay and Conditions of Services for Local Government employees.

To progress to the higher grade level, you will require:

  • CIPD qualification (MCIPD or above) and have gained experience in trade union consultation and negotiation
  • Formulating and developing HR policies / procedures
  • Undertaking project work and conducting research
  • Undertaking Freedom of information requests and formulating responses to Subject Access Requests.

We offer:

  • 28 days annual leave per year rising to 33 days per year after 5 years’ service, plus 8 bank holidays.
  • Enhanced sick pay, maternity/adoption leave pay and maternity support leave schemes.
  • Excellent local government pension scheme.
  • Where appropriate, access to free eye tests and contribution towards spectacles.
  • Discounted gym membership with all Active Sefton gyms
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Access to local benefits and discounts on products and services
  • A combination of office based and agile working depending on operational requirements.

To apply for this role please visit our website and complete the online application form.  Please note, we do not accept CVs.



Is Sefton the place for you?

Exciting Career Opportunities Awaits

Sefton Council is committed to building a culture where you can thrive no matter what stage of your career you are in whilst maintaining a healthy work life balance

Why Work For Sefton Council?

A council with 50 years of longevity, Sefton is the local authority playing a key role in the Liverpool City Region. The borough has more than 280,000 residents with towns including Bootle, Litherland, Seaforth, Crosby, Formby, Maghull and Southport. We value our employees and aim to create a positive, innovative and open work culture that supports everyone

"Best Place to live 2022" - Sunday Times

Merseyside is a popular area, with several idyllic locations to settle down, outside of Liverpool. With multiple sandy beaches, coastal walks, historic hidden gems and independent eateries it's got all you need

Sefton has 22 miles of coast, featuring the industrial Port of Liverpool, Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ artwork, and sprawling sandy beaches and dunes.  It is also home to the Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree Racecourse and Royal Birkdale Golf Club – a regular Open Championship venue.

Merseyside is also well known for the iconic location of the singing group "The Beatles"

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Sefton is a diverse and exciting borough and is a great place to live and work. As an employer we can offer a diverse range of job roles across a variety of settings. We have family friendly policies and offer attractive benefits which allow for a good work life balance. We invest in our staff through high quality training, learning and development and offer routes of progression throughout the Council. 

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Company info
2nd Floor, Magdalen House
30 Trinity Road
L20 3NJ

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