HR Business Partner (full & part-time)

Location: Sheffield – hybrid working

Salary: to £38,000 DOE

Reference: 7307

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Sue Ross Recruitment are working with an expanding organisation within the public sector in the recruitment of three HR Business Partners:

1 x 37 hours per week – based in Sheffield working approx. 3 days per week in the office and 2 days per week remotely

1 x 20 hours per week – based in Sheffield. Looking at hybrid working, the number of days in the office will be dependent on the days, the contract is worked over. Minimum of 3 days for the 20 hours to be worked over (so 1 ½ days per week in the office), however would consider working the 20 hours over 4 or 5 days

1 x minimum 30 hours per week  (upto 37 hours) – based in Sheffield. Hybrid working

The post holder will provide an effective Business Partner / Human resources management service across the organisation along with supporting the development and delivery of projects and initiatives, new and revised policies and procedures to ensure the service continually meets the organisational requirements.


  • Provide a comprehensive and effective Business Partner advice and guidance service to line managers and employees to ensure that they understand and adhere to all Human Resources practices, policies and procedures, seeking guidance and advice from the Business Partner Manager – Human Resources on an ad hoc basis.
  • Pro-actively support, seek out and lead the strategic development and delivery of projects and initiatives, new and revised policies and procedures across all service delivery areas to assist the delivery of the organisation’s Workforce Development Strategy and Corporate Delivery Plans.
  • Pro-actively support Line Managers in relation to the effective application of organisational Human Resources policies and procedures, acting as the designated Human Resources Representative during disciplinary, grievance, absence and welfare and other such policy application processes where required.
  • Undertake specific research to assist in ensuring that ‘current thinking’ is considered in the development of the Organisational Development strategies and plans as well as associated initiatives, policies and procedures
  • Monitor, review and provide management information on the impact of Organisational Development projects, initiatives, policies and procedures, ensuring the effective practical application throughout the organisation, and to inform future strategy development.
  • Manage the implementation and communication of new and revised policies and procedures in line with organisational requirements, to assist in ensuring that all employees are aware and understand these policies and procedures.
  • Assist in consultation with UNISON at Branch level in relation to operational issues, in order to maintain and develop a positive and constructive working relationship
  • Manage the maintenance, monitoring and development of the various Information Systems utilised within the Human Resources team, in order to ensure accurate and up to date information is available including the provision of information required for effective workforce planning.
  • Carry out the production of data, statistics and other organisational development related information to assist internal performance management and satisfy legal requirement such as National Statistics and Audit Commission information requirements.
  • Maintain the budget information by the recording of information such as commitments, estimated and actual expenditure and assist in the preparation of information in order to ensure the effective utilisation of the team budget.

Required experience:

Knowledge of Employee Relations and relevant UK & EU law relating to Employment law

CIPD Qualified or an equivalent recognised Human Resources qualification

Proven experience of working in a fast-paced HR team, providing first level advice on HR policies and procedures, employment law and employee relations issues.

Previous experience of recruitment and member on recruitment panels Previous experience of dealing with and managing sickness

Previous experience of working in partnership with a range of stakeholders including managers, trade unions, employees and external partners.

Experience of leading and shaping work with others from different professional backgrounds to achieve organisational priorities

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