HR Business Partner

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job Type Temporary
Salary £10.50 - £17.21 per hour
Published 11 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Laura Hagan
Job Ref CHSBM3489_1494925453

Job Description

Our Client, A Large Public Sector Organisation require a temporary HR Business Partner to start ASAP on a week to week basis potentially for 2-3 months.

Role: HR Business Partner

Pay rate: 0-12 weeks £10.50 p/h

13+ weeks £17.21 p/h

Location: Belfast City Centre

Hours: 36 hours per week Monday-Friday

Essential Criteria

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Post-Graduate Diploma, or an equivalent qualification
  • Current professional member of the CIPD (i.e. Graduate, Chartered or Chartered Fellow)
  • A minimum of 3 years' recent experience of providing expert advice and guidance to managers on HR matters. In particular this must have included the full remit of employee relations
  • Experience of handling complex employee cases
  • Experience of managing risk in an employee relations environment
  • Experience of providing a successful and value added HR advisory service to managers
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of employment law and experience of the practical application of the law and associated HR policies and procedures
  • Experience of using HR computerised systems
  • Be ICT literate

The competencies required for the effective performance of this post are:-

  • Specialist Knowledge
  • Self Assertion and Personal Impact
  • Influencing and Negotiating
  • Communication
  • Risk Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Credibility


  • To establish and develop a dialogue and relationship with senior managers in allocated work areas to understand the key performance issues and associated people requirements to meet both current and future organisational challenges.
  • To advise on and contribute to the development of HR policies, strategies and business plans within allocated work areas which enable operational and corporate aims and objectives to be achieved.
  • To provide an interface to managers in allocated work areas, through the provision of high quality guidance and support in developing and progressing HR solutions to achieve business objectives.
  • To provide coaching and mentoring to managers in allocated work areas in the implementation of robust employee relations, recruitment and selection and performance management processes to facilitate shared responsibility for the management of people and ensuring that HR matters are effectively and consistently dealt with.
  • To provide feedback to departmental senior management teams and line managers to improve individual and organisational performance.
  • To guide managers on the optimum utilisation and deployment of resources within allocated work areas including monitoring the use of temporary workers.
  • To lead on implementing developments in the statutory employment framework applying to schools and departments through partnership working with core HR and HR Shared Services.
  • To seek to continuously improve the quality and value of the HR service provided to the organisation
  • To provide a professional support service to managers in allocated work areas on the operation of relevant employee relations policies and procedures to include discipline, grievance, capability, appraisal, harassment and redundancy.
  • To implement proactive employee relations initiatives and provide management guidance on all aspects of employee relations.
  • To work with and advise managers in allocated work areas on the investigation and resolution of complaints, issues and concerns regarding employment practices originating from various sources, including but not limited to grievances both internal and external.
  • To work with and advise managers in allocated work areas on all disciplinary matters to bring about a resolution and minimise the risk of litigation.
  • To work with the HR Senior Business Partner and HR Business Partners to ensure that grievance and disciplinary policies and procedures are operated with fairness and consistency and best practice is shared and developed across the team.
  • To implement performance management programmes and procedures, including but not limited to performance appraisals, capability, attendance management and performance improvement plans.
  • To ensure the implementation of the College's sickness absence management policy and procedure within allocated work areas.
  • To ensure the compilation, preparation and presentation of information and reports to respond to and defend legal proceedings and other complaints filed with outside agencies.
  • To participate in consultation and/or negotiation with trade union representatives and participate in the college's management/staff liaison structures and systems.
  • To advise and guide managers on responding to union organised activities.

Please note that successful candidate's will be required to complete Basic Access NI Security Clearance at a cost of £26.00. A person's criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, Laura Hagan will be in touch to confirm if you have been shortlisted.


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