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Assistant HR Business Partner - NR7 0DU



Job Type



Human Resources & Recruitment



Are you a person-centred and driven HR professional looking for the next step in your career?

Role Snapshot…

We are looking for an experienced HR Generalist with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude to join our evolving HR Team.

Working within a friendly, supportive and established HR team, with a strong belief in their ability to make a difference, we are looking for a colleague with the same passion and positivity. You will have the opportunity to build your knowledge, skills and experience and put this into practice, supporting across a wide range of HR matters; ensuring our people are engaged, high performing and demonstrate our core values and behaviours.

What you could be part of…

Our HR Team is a fast-paced team where we work closely with the organisation. In this role you will be part of an innovative and growing team who are striving for a first-class service. Collaborating with the wider HR team to ensure the smooth delivery of all strategic objectives. This is a fantastic role where you really can make a difference!

Working at the Council enables you to be part of an organisation which is proud to deliver high-quality, customer focussed services. Our success comes from us being commercially astute and business-like. Continuous improvement is also vital, and we challenge ourselves to develop new and innovative ways to improve the services that make a real difference to people’s lives.

What you’ll be doing…

  • To be the first point of contact for all first level HR queries/activities giving operational advice and support to managers on all people related matters including recruitment/selection, discipline, grievance, change management, policy interpretation, job evaluation and employment law
  • To support and administer the councils processes in relation to the employee lifecycle as directed
  • Support to staff on matters relating to their health, wellbeing and employment
  • Leading on HR casework/activities as directed and providing all the necessary support and advice to managers
  • Identification and referral of issues which may have cross service implications to ensure a consistent and co-ordinated whole service approach

You must have…

  • Relevant qualification and/or equivalent level of experiential learning or demonstration of transferrable skills
  • Experience of working in an HR environment and giving advice to managers
  • Experience of maintaining accurate information/records
  • Experience of developing relationships with a range of stakeholders internally
  • Demonstrates a general knowledge of employment law and HR practice
  • Evidence of continued personal development
  • Ability to coach managers
  • Good analytical and IT skills
  • Good communication skills and emotional intelligence including good listening skills and the ability to respond to the diverse needs of others
  • Able to demonstrate a sound understanding of diversity, equality and safeguarding issues
  • Commercially focused and results driven
  • Ability to be objective and give constructive feedback
  • Ability to build credibility quickly
  • Ability to lead by example and influence others
  • Ability to manage and deliver against conflicting deadlines/priorities

What’s in it for you…

Why Work For Us?

Do you want to know more about why our staff work for us? Our website has a fantastic why work for us section where our staff tell us what makes working for the Councils so special.

What Flexible and Agile Working Arrangements do we Offer?

The Councils understand the importance of operating a work life balance in the modern world. The Councils operate a flexible working policy and agile working options available for employees where operationally possible.

What Roles Do the Councils Offer?

The Councils operate a vast and diverse number of services for our residents, so with this comes a vast and diverse amount of job roles within the Councils. Our website has a great graphic showing all our job families and roles within the Councils. From here you can plan your career with the Councils or get some ideas on other roles that you may be interested in.

What Benefits do our Employees Receive?

View all our amazing staff benefits on offer for our employees. Our website has a brilliant benefits section allowing you to see the range of discounts, exclusive offers and total rewards our employees receive. Make sure you stop by to find out more information.

What Employer Accreditations do we Hold?

The Councils have a range of employer accreditations that we have worked very hard to achieve. Our website has a full descriptive list of all our current accreditations and what this means for our employees.

What Wellbeing Support do our Staff Have Access to?

The Councils want to ensure all our employees have a safe comfortable place to work, ensuring that employees feel empowered to actively manage their own wellbeing both at work and at home. The Councils have a large wellbeing section available on the website outlining our commitment to the wellbeing of the employees of the Council.

Where are we advertising?

Advertising Internally and Externally

If external, please apply via our website. If internal, please apply via submitting your expression of interest to the relevant recruiting manager; a template for an expression of interest can be found on Connect.

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