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Senior HR Business Partner

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£62,748 - £66,156 p.a. inc. London weighting
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Local and National Government
Contract Type
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Business partner
Specialist Area
General HR Function
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

Job Details

Help us make change happen.

It’s a fantastic time to be joining the HR & OD Team at Brent Council as a Senior HR Business Partner. As a result of our ambitious new transformation programme and significant investment in our HR and OD services, we have created several exciting new roles in the team.

You will play a key role in supporting our managers and delivering a culture change programme. Therefore, we are looking for change makers, visionaries, and inspiring people who share our aspiration to deliver a first-class HR & OD service.

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

About the role

As a Senior HR Business Partner at Brent, you will lead and manage the delivery of a professional HR service. You’ll also work with senior leaders across the Council to enable effective organisational change.

In this role you’ll need to understand the objectives and challenges of leaders’ business areas, while providing people management solutions and technical expertise to support the continuous improvement of services.

You will need to be able to develop strong relationships and support Brent’s leaders in workforce planning, always looking forward to the future.

We encourage flexible working, meaning you will have the option to work two days a week from home.

About you

You will be a HR professional who is CIPD qualified to Level 7 and care deeply about making a difference.

It is essential for success in this role that you can demonstrate an ability to build relationships with stakeholders and work with leaders across the business. You’ll be able to lead a team, showing effective coaching skills.

You will also require a comprehensive knowledge of employment law and employee relations, and have experience of translating this into effective advice, policy, and practice.

About us

Brent is brimming with ambition and opportunity, and we celebrate our status as one of the most diverse boroughs in the UK. We are building a fairer, more equal Brent where everyone can succeed.

In the words of Kim Wright, Chief Executive of Brent Council.

“We are a borough that wears its diversity proudly and a place where people are drawn to, seeking better and brighter opportunities. This is a council that doesn’t sit still when the chance for innovation is before us.

People that choose us, stay with us. That’s testimony to the difference you can make here – the chance to make profound changes to the lives of many, and ensure no one resident is left behind.”

In a recent staff survey, 94% of employees felt strongly that they are committed to helping Brent Council be successful.

Come and join us and help make change happen.

To find out more about working for Brent and our benefits package, visit our careers page: 

Additional information

For an informal discussion about the role please contact

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 27th June 2024.


Brent is a place of contrasts and a destination for thousands of British and international visitors every year. Home of the iconic Wembley Stadium, the world famous Wembley Arena and the spectacular Swaminarayan Hindu Temple, it provides a stage for cultural, sporting and religious events of national and international importance, including most recently the Olympics 2012.

Brent is served by some of the best road and rail transport links in London. We have award winning parks, outstanding schools, a great night life and a reputation for fostering and celebrating community cohesion. Our population is young, dynamic and growing. Our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The borough spans two distinct areas: the densely populated inner city, and leafy outer London suburbia and all together is the most culturally and ethnically diverse local authority area in the country.

At the same time, poverty and social exclusion are significant issues for residents in the borough. However, the council has placed over 4000 residents into jobs through innovative employment programmes since 2002, helping to compensate for the effects of the recession and an increase in people claiming housing and council tax benefits since the start of the economic downturn.

We believe that everyone in Brent should be able to participate in and benefit from growth in the local economy.  To support this we want to ensure that our residents have the right skills and opportunities to enable them to prosper.

The council plays a key role in developing and promoting the borough and as part of the development of the Wembley Park area we have moved into our new ‘state of the art’ Civic Centre, opposite Wembley Stadium.

Over recent years Brent Council has undergone major transformation, and this continues with a programme of unprecedented structural and organisational change designed to meet the financial challenges facing the public sector. The council’s Improvement and Efficiency Strategy sets out proposals to deliver high quality services while driving efficiency and cutting waste and bureaucracy. It is committed to driving forward service excellence, urban regeneration and community cohesion whilst recognising that we cannot ignore the financial reality of providing public services in this challenging financial climate.

Anyone joining the council is coming into a confident, ambitious organisation with big plans. There is a huge opportunity to contribute to change in a way that genuinely helps us to become more efficient, streamlined and customer-focused. 

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