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HR Business Partner

Vacancy overview

HR Business Partner

Within the range of £33,408 to £38,484 per annum

This is an excellent career opportunity to join the Human Resources team at Suffolk New College working across our four campuses. Working as a senior member of the HR team you will be responsible for delivering a pro-active, professional customer-focused, effective, efficient service to internal and external customers, which drives business performance and contributes to achievement of strategic and operational objectives.

You will be the HR lead for a portfolio of Directorates and Departments providing advice, guidance and support on all aspects of HR activity. Working in partnership with senior management of each area, you will drive organisational culture and improve performance through effective solution-focused decision-making, pro-active and creative thinking and the pragmatic implementation and delivery of policy and process.

You will therefore need to be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • build and sustain effective and credible working relationships at all levels;
  • take a solution-focused approach to problem-solving;
  • offer advice which aligns to business objectives and strategy;
  • take a risk assessment and evidence-based approach to decision-making;
  • use coaching skills to promote ownership and accountability;
  • communicate effectively and with confidence at all levels.

You will have the overall management responsibility for the Senior HR Advisor, HR Advisor and HR Assistant and you will ensure the services for your portfolio are delivered to a high standard and in accordance with the policy and procedure and employment law.

As an experienced HR professional and manager with experience of managing a broad range of complex casework within a unionised environment, you will have excellent employment law knowledge and be committed to delivering best practice and driving cultural change. You will hold a degree or equivalent with Level 7 CIPD and Maths and English at level 2.

This main base for this post is the Ipswich Campus, however Suffolk New College is a multi-campus, therefore you will be required to work at and travel between campuses

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Closing date: Friday 8th September 2023

Interview date: To be confirmed

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Ipswich, Suffolk
Closing date
08/09/2023 12:00
Interview date
To be Confirmed

Additional information

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our on-going commitment to Equality and Diversity, Suffolk New College guarantee to short list all applicants from a black or ethnic minority group who meet the essential criteria and all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria.  All appointments are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

We do not recognise any agencies or search agencies acting on our behalf unless they have been officially engaged. Applicants should apply to us directly and not be persuaded to go via an agency.

The college will not recognise any agency fees for recruitment activities unless an active engagement linked to a specific role has been agreed.

The college will not pay fees associated with CVs or applicants who are sent to the college via agencies on a speculative basis or in response to college adverts.

Agencies should refrain from sending CVs to anyone working for the college on a speculative basis. The college will make approaches to agencies via our HR team if we feel that we need assistance with a post.