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HR Business Partner

Having recently introduced a business partner model into the HR department, we are looking to recruit a HR Business Partner to join our newly created team.

Acting as the lead HR contact for a number of business areas, you will provide HR expertise and support in relation to a wide range of HR issues. You will offer advice on HR policy and procedure and actively coach and develop managers to ensure a pro-active, best practice approach to HR.

For a full job description and to apply for this position, please contact our exclusively retained consultants Amy Louise Hopwood or Jan Colligan at Hudson on 0121 6345173 or visit

Please do not apply via the University website.

 This assignment is being handled exclusively by Hudson and all direct or third party applications will be forwarded to them.



Closing date: Sunday 18 Feb 2018

Reference number: HUDSON2

Job details

Job details

Band 7, £32,547 - £36,613 pa, with the opportunity to progress to £39,993 pa
Full time, 37 hours a week
June 2018 or before
Responsible to
Head of Employee Relations and HR Business Partnering
Responsible for
Interview date
To be confirmed

Human Resources

For more information about the department visit the Human Resources website.



University of Worcester:


The University of Worcester is committed to providing excellent education. High standards, inspirational teaching and extensive opportunities for student participation combine to enable individual students to flourish. The University is high achieving in graduate employment and was shortlisted for the University of the Year Awards by Times Higher Education in 2016. With over 10,000 students, and more than 1,100 staff members, the University has an excellent track record of sustained financial performance and strategic investment in high quality, innovative facilities. With a national reputation as a friendly, truly inclusive university, both students and staff feel genuinely empowered, inspired and encouraged to grow personally and professionally.


The HR department plays a key role in supporting the University’s strategic aims and in the University achieving its mission to be ‘an outstanding university at which to be a member of staff’.

Main duties

Main duties

  • Act as a business partner to a diverse range of departments and provide high quality, professional advice to the business on organisation design, restructuring and complex employee relations issues.

  • Support and coach managers through complex HR issues and provide HR expertise, advice and guidance on University policies and procedures.

  • Assist in the development of future staffing frameworks and support the job evaluation, recruitment and selection processes.

  • Play a proactive role in developing the HR Business Partner service, creating a cohesive, forward thinking, flexible offering.

  • Develop HR training sessions for staff and managers on a range of topics and promote best practice management behaviours.

  • Support the HR senior management team with strategic HR projects and lead on key initiatives as directed.

Person specification

Person specification

  • CIPD qualified (Level 7) with at least 2 years’ experience of a HR role in a large organisation.
  • Experience of dealing with complex HR casework, working with Trade Unions and an up to date knowledge of UK employment law.
  • Proven ability to manage a high volume of work and multiple priorities.
  • An ability to work in a flexible and collaborative manner.
  • An ability to communicate confidently with a wide range of people and the ability to inspire confidence.
  • A high level of tact, diplomacy and discretion.
  • Previous experience as a HR Business Partner would be desirable.

Although previous experience in the higher education sector is not a pre-requisite, s/he must be able to demonstrate commitment to the values of higher education.

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