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HR Business Partner

Flexible Midlands Based
£41,550- £46,332
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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HR Business Partner

£41,550- £46,332

Location: Flexible Midlands Based

We are recruiting for HR Business Partners in our Operational HR Team.

There is likely to be some level of travel with this role and we’d be happy to discuss this with you to give you an idea of frequency and likely locations. You will ideally be based within the Midlands.

We trust and empower colleagues to work in a hybrid way, providing the resources, equipment and support, so that individually and collectively, we can be the voice of children and young people when the family court makes critical decisions about their futures. We provide extensive wellbeing support for colleagues, as well as excellent benefits, all of which we hope encourages you to join us.

We are a diverse, inclusive organisation that is a safe space for colleagues with shared aspects of identity and lived experience, which helps ensure we provide a service which promotes the diversity and uniqueness of children and families from all backgrounds. We especially welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds as we strive to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of the children and families we work with.

Let us tell you a bit more about the role…

As a HR Business Partner, you will be part of our nationally dispersed HR Operations team within the wider HR and OD team.  You will work closely with HR colleagues and the Senior HR Management team to delivery operational and strategic HR outcomes, as a genuine Business Partner to senior managers and their extended management teams.

This is a great place to work as the HR service is critical to Cafcass achieving the best possible outcomes for children, working as it does in close partnership with operational staff and managers to enable them to deliver outstanding frontline and corporate support services.

In terms of what you can expect to be doing in this role, this is likely to include:

  • Providing timely, accurate and robust advice and guidance on full range of routine and complex HR issues, including employee relations casework.
  • Play a leading role in restructuring and change programme, including project planning, producing business cases and impact assessments and producing HR case plans.
  • Provide direct, expert guidance to decision-makers throughout all stages of formal procedures.
  • Provide support and expertise to senior HR colleagues to develop, progress and implement people management solutions.
  • Forging close and influential working relationships with internal stakeholders.

… and what we’re looking for.

As a HR Business Partner you will have:

  • Experience and knowledge of HR issues, legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to operate in a high tempo environment, within a complex organisation.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Capability to produce high quality written work.
  • Commitment to contribute to the continuous improvement of frontline and corporate support services.
  • A strong background in supporting line managers with people management and development issues; and
  • A proactive approach to resolving employee relations casework, drawing on your strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

You can find out more about the above, before you apply, we also recommend you read the job description.

Next steps / timelines

If and when you are ready to apply, our application process is straightforward and quick to complete. You don’t need to complete your application in a single visit, you can start it and come back and amend your responses / update your CV, just make sure you come back before the closing date to submit.

Below we have given you an indication of a timetable we are hoping to work towards, although dates are subject to change.

Closing date: 7th June 2024

Initial interview & assessment: w/c 10th June & 17th June

Final Interview: w/c 24th June & 1st July

To apply please click the Apply Button 

Prior to being invited for a panel interview, if you meet our essential criteria we would invite you to participate in a work based assessment to further help us determine your suitability.

We understand you may benefit from finding out more to help you decide to apply. There is a lot of information available at Cafcass Careers but if there is something else you need to find out more about, you can either contact Priya Kadara from our HR Resourcing team if your query is to do with the recruitment process or is HR-related, or Kathryn Alston if your questions relate more to the role, providing your contact information and best times / methods to get hold of you.

Whilst we will always try and respond a.s.a.p. we wouldn’t want you to miss the closing date before we are able to. If this is the case, we recommend you apply and as part of your application you can ask questions and this may allow us to contact you and provide you with the required information that will help you decide if you still wish to be considered.

Finally, in anticipation of your application being successful, you might want to read about the offer and pre-employment checks process. As part of your application you can highlight any concerns or questions about the pre-employment checks and we encourage all applicants to do so, safe in the knowledge such information will not be shared with individuals involved in the selection process.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Cafcass represents children in family court cases in England. We independently advise the family courts about what is safe for children and in their best interests. We put their needs, wishes and feelings first, making sure that children’s voices are heard at the heart of the family court setting. Operating within the law set by Parliament (Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000) and under the rules and directions of the family courts, we are independent of the courts, social services, education and health authorities and all similar agencies.

Our duty is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children going through the family justice system, supporting over 140,000 children every year by understanding their experiences and speaking up for them when the family court makes critical decisions about their futures.

Cafcass is the largest employer of qualified social workers in England and is deeply committed to making a positive difference to each child we support. We are proud that everyone working for Cafcass is united in improving the lives of children, families and carers.

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