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Human Resources Business Partner

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR Business Partner - with a passion for making UCLH the best place to work - to join the Medicine Clinical Board workforce team at UCLH.

Partnering with clinical divisions with approx. 1,000 staff, you will be responsible for providing high quality strategic and operational workforce expertise, guidance and advice. You will oversee best practice people management within your areas of responsibility, and contribute towards the development of a positive, compassionate, and inclusive working culture.

As part of the Medicine Clinical Board workforce team you will also lead on wider workforce initiatives and programmes.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for providing high quality strategic and operational workforce support to ensure best practice people management within your areas of responsibility and across the wider workforce function. Your duties will include:

Local workforce strategy / plans in place which reflect the business, opportunities for growth, plans for redesigned services and alignment to the overall Trust workforce strategy.

Clinical and managerial leaders are supported and equipped with the skills, confidence and expertise to lead their teams effectively.

Effective and efficient use of staff resources across all staffing groups, resulting in high quality and safe patient services and value for money.

High performing and motivated teams within Divisional / Functional areas, with agreed performance objectives and development plans in place.

Compliance with employment legislative framework and NHS and Trust workforce-related policies and best practice.

Workforce risks within Divisional areas are anticipated and mitigated to protect the Trust's reputation, through proactive stakeholder engagement and in-depth understand of service / operations.

Supervision / coaching of HR staff within Board, as required, and sharing of learning within the HRBP community

About us

The Medicine Clinical Board consists of approximately 2,500 staff across a variety of services and specialties which include the Emergency Services Division, Critical Care Division, Clinical Support Division, Infection Division, Pathology Division, Integrated Care Division, MSK Camden Division and Medical Specialities Division.

As HR Business Partner you will be responsible for half of MCB's services, working closely and collaboratively with your other HRBP colleague.You will be an integral part of the Medicine Clinical Board workforce team, with responsibility for the line-management of a Senior HR Advisor.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Insight, strategy and solutionsDevelop actionable insights and solutions, prioritised and tailored around a deep understanding of the business, contextual and organisational understanding.

Leading HRProvide active, insight-led leadership: owning, shaping and driving themselves, others and activity in the organisation.

Organisational designEnsure that the Division(s) are appropriately designed to deliver Trust objectives in the short and long-term and that structural change is effectively managed.

Organisational developmentEnsure the Division(s) has a committed, fit for the future workforce needed to deliver its strategic ambition. Play a vital part in ensuring that the Trusts culture, values and environment support and enhance its performance and adaptability. Provide insight and leadership on development and execution of any capability, cultural and change activities within areas of responsibility.

Resourcing and talent planningEnsure the Trust is able to identify and attract key people with the capability to create competitive advantage and that it actively manages an appropriate balance of resource to meet changing needs, fulfilling the short and long-term ambitions of the Trusts strategy.

Learning and talent developmentEnsure that people at all levels of the Trust possess and develop the skills, knowledge and experiences to fulfil the short and long-term ambitions of the Trust and that they are motivated to learn, grow and perform.

Performance and rewardBuild a high-performance culture by delivering programmes that recognise and reward critical skills, capabilities, experience and performance. Ensure that the NHS reward system is applied effectively and with innovation.

Employee engagementIn the context of the Trusts objectives, ensure that in all aspects of the employment experience the emotional connection that all employees have with their work, colleagues and to their organisation (in particular line manager relationship) is positive and understood, and that it delivers greater discretionary effort in their work and the way they relate to their organisation.

Employee relationsEnsure that the relationship between the Trust and its staff is managed appropriately within a clear and transparent framework underpinned by organisational practices and policies and ultimately by relevant employment law.

Service delivery and informationEnsure that the delivery of all HR Services and information to leaders, managers and staff within the organisation is accurate, efficient, timely and cost effective and that human resource data is managed professionally.

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level
  • Masters Level or equivalent knowledge acquired by experience
  • CIPD qualified or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuing professional development including regular attendance on internal and external study programmes
  • Workforce planning expertise acquired through formal training or equivalent experience
  • In depth knowledge of current thinking and policy affecting the workforce in the health and public sector

Skills / Abilities


  • Proven track record of operational and strategic HR achievement at a senior level, working across a broad remit including OD
  • Sound, up to date knowledge of HR best practice, employment law, current thinking and developments in HR
  • Experience of leadership of complex change management
  • Quality focussed with an innovative, flexible approach and the ability to solve complex problems.
  • Experience of being able to balance competing priorities and meet personal and Trust targets within a fluctuating and demanding workload
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and risk management expertise
  • Experience of implementing new policies and new ways of working across a service
  • Advanced analytical and judgement skills which require management of complex facts and problems solving skills
  • Sound IT skills (Microsoft Office, Word), experience of manipulating HR databases
  • Ability to respond to urgent situations in a calm, empathetic and logical manager and manage stressful situations
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively and to prioritise work programmes in the face of competing demands


  • Proven NHS/public sector experience and knowledge
  • Ability to design and deliver training



  • Ability to manage highly complex and difficult situations where there is often direct conflic
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, demonstrating an ability to build relations and influence at a senior level and with external stakeholders
  • Highly developed communication skills, ranging from informal 1:1 discussions, formal presentations, and written reports including data analysis covering both oral and written skills
  • Strong strategic influencing, persuading and negotiating skills
  • Demonstrable ability to coach and train others, and model these behaviours to senior managers


  • Mediation and/or facilitation skills and the ability to gain mutually acceptable outcomes

Personal and People Development


  • Experience of service redesign and development
  • Ability to work with and through others


  • Demonstrable record of successful line management of staff and proven team leadership and motivational skills

Resource Management


  • Demonstrable experience of working with financial management systems
  • The ability to develop and manage initiatives within financial restraints and deliver to deadlines

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



250 Euston Road



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