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People Partner (Human Resources) - Fixed Term

Solent NHS Trust
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Aug 2021
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Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.
  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

A rare opportunity is available in Solent NHS Trust for a People Partner, working alongside our Corporate colleagues. Although a fixed term post, this role is available immediately for up to 8 months, working on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Flexible and agile working is our norm.

Please upload your CV to this platform.

If you are a highly skilled HR professional, with previous experience as a HR Business Partner we are interested in your CV. Although not essential, it is preferably to have experience of working in the NHS/Public Sector, however the key aspect of this role is in delivering exceptional advice and support on complex ER cases, as well as acting a subject matter expert on organisational change processes including service redesign and TUPE.

Key areas of work will include:
  • Developing strong business relationships with service management, working alongside them to identify workforce opportunities and issues and developing the appropriate business-focused People interventions.
  • To be responsible for the delivery of efficient, high-quality People Partnering to Corporate partners
  • Ensure that close effective working relationships are established and maintained between the People Partnering team and Business Intelligence, Workforce, Recruitment, Occupational Health, People Services, Leadership and Development and Apprenticeship teams.
  • To work with colleagues across various corporate and service teams in developing and implementing new ways of working.
  • Operate as an advocate of Trust values, engagement, change and transformation, championing best practice people management, influencing key workforce/people decisions to ensure the most effective deployment and development of the workforce.

We also ask that you are qualified to CIPD Level 7 (or equivalent), have the ability to deliver customer focussed HR service, with a well-developed knowledge of employment law, best HR practice, HR policy and procedure. We are seeking individuals who are experienced in working with managers at different levels of seniority to resolve complex employee relations issues including organisation change/transformation, with an ability to exercise sound judgment in complex scenarios and apply critical reasoning when problem solving or assessing risk

For more information on the post, please contact Gemma Pegram via for an informal discussion about the role.

You may be contacted ahead of the closing date therefore do not delay in applying.

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

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Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:
  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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