HR Business Partner

Posted 20 June 2022
Salary£16.04 - £17.75 per hour
Job type Temporary
DisciplineHR, Business Support & Administration
ContactMarlon Sorhaindo

Job description

Opus People Solutions on behalf of North Northampton County Council are recruiting for a HR Business Partner to join their team on a temporary contract

Start Date:



6 Months initially

Working Location:

Part Remote

Working Hours:


Overall purpose of the role:

Operating within a business partnering model, HR BP will work with front line managers, providing professional advice and challenge on a full range of employment matters including case management and change programmes. By understanding the services delivered, support managers to assess risk factors and enable them to make sound business led decisions. Be confident to coach and guide managers to develop their people management skills.

Main Responsibilities:

Provide consistent and high-quality advice and guidance on employment matters to managers, developing a range of options and creative solutions within agreed North Northants Council and customer frameworks and policies, and that also take account of employment legislation requirements and business needs.

Providing a range of options with associated risk factors clearly set out, to allow managers to make sound business led decisions, demonstrating professional judgement in the appraisal of those risks

Support and coach managers throughout their handling of disciplinary, ill health, performance, grievance and redundancy issues and change management programmes, ensuring that all aspects are handled appropriately and promptly within agreed frameworks and policies. Liaison with the trade unions will be an important part of the role to ensure good employee relations are maintained.
Embed good practice with regards to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults by advising managers on the Council's or customer's disclosures policy and DBS process.

Support change management projects including service restructures and TUPE transfers using a project management approach to coach managers to drive through change. Ensure that structural changes are fully implemented and changes to the hierarchy are completed to maintain the integrity of the system and accurate management information.

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

  • Educated to A level or equivalent
  • CIPD Level 5 qualified / equivalent or working towards level 5 if apprentice
  • Relevant demonstrable human resources experience
  • Demonstrable ability to support managers in dealing with change management, disciplinary, grievance, ill health and redundancy issues
  • Sound knowledge of employment legislation