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Assistant HR Business Partner

Powys Teaching Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Workforce & OD team at Powys Teaching Health Board as anAssistant HR Business Partner. Working as part of a passionate team, committed to the ongoing development and continuous learning of our staff, we are looking for an individual who:
  • Is passionate about their profession and strives to deliver high quality, effective and forward thinking HR services
  • Has significant experience of working in a HR advisor/practitioner role
  • Has experience across a range of HR topics and is able to demonstrate their experience in delivery

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing support to the HR Business Partner, providing effective and solution focused HR advice across a range of HR areas. The post holder may also take responsibility for a discrete service within their role as Assistant HR Business Partner.

The position will allow for agile working, but there will be a requirement to attend health board sites when required to meet the needs of the service.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The Assistant HR Business Partner (BP) will work autonomously to support the HR BP's in providing HR expertise to embed Workforce and OD strategic objectives within services and support the delivery of the Health Board's overall strategic objectives. Responsible for providing guidance and advice in relation to:
  • Workforce planningo Organisational Changeo Resourcingo Engagement & Staff Wellbeingo Employee Relationso Workforce performance & efficiencyo Team Development
  • The successful applicant will work closely with the wider Workforce & OD directorate to ensure a proactive, collaborative approach is in place to drive the achievement of the Health Board and directorate objectives.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know - Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached a detailed job description and person specification that outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role. If you have any questions regarding this please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Level 5 Human Resources Management qualification or equivalent
  • Significant experience in a HR Advisor/Practitioner role
  • Demonstrable experience of providing advice to managers on complex Employee Relations matters
  • Demonstrable ability to analyse and make judgments on complex workforce issues
  • CIPD Professional Registration: Associate CIPD
  • Demonstrate good knowledge of workforce planning and best practice strategies
  • In depth knowledge of Employment Legislation and its application in the workplace
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of the context of the NHS, its challenges and related workforce issues
  • Knowledge of equality and diversity issues, and underpinning legislation and ability to use knowledge to promote and implement best practice within employment


  • Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Training or qualification in an Organisational Development / Learning subject



  • Experience of working in a unionised environment and a commitment to working in partnership
  • Experience of handling complex Employee Relations issues
  • xperience of assessing and identifying complex workforce related issues and providing recommendations to improve or resolve issues
  • Experience of supporting workforce planning


  • Experience in preparation of cases for Employment Tribunal or providing evidence
  • Experience of managing projects

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication and good report writing skills
  • Sound analytical reasoning, effective decision making and an ability to identify and manage risks
  • Ability to analyse complex employment situations where no precedent exists
  • Ability to deal with highly complex, sensitive, distressing situations
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to influence staff at all levels
  • Ability to work with and develop effective partnerships with all key stakeholders
  • Ability to empower, coach and support staff
  • Ability to work on own initiative, and organise own workload effectively in order to prioritise conflicting workload demands
  • Able to challenge decisions in a constructive way


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Demonstrate PTHB Values

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