HR Business Partner

HR Business Partner

Up to £35,559 per annum pro-rata (24 hours per week)

This is an excellent career opportunity to join the Human Resources team at Suffolk New College working across our three 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 line management responsibility for the Assistant HR Business Partners and HR & Recruitment 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: Wednesday 8th April 2020 at 12 noon

Interview date: Wednesday 15th April 2020


Completed application forms can be returned to recruitment@suffolk.ac.uk or posted to Human Resources, Suffolk New College, Ipswich, IP4 1LT.

Candidates who have been selected for interview will be contacted by a member of the HR team. If you do not hear from us then please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

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.