HR Business Partner

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you a forward thinking results focused HR professional? Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge?

We have a fantastic opportunity for an HR Business Partner to join our supportive well established team. You will be working on trust wide workforce projects whilst also partnering with senior leadership teams at a divisional level, providing a comprehensive HR service and promoting a positive culture of inclusion and continuous service improvement. Whilst reporting to the Assistant Director - HR Business Partnering this role will work autonomously.

Are you adept at the constant re-prioritising that comes with an unpredictable and constantly evolving environment?

Have you worked in complex, multi-professional and unionised organisations before, and know the importance of building and maintaining trusted relationships to drive performance and high quality patient care? Do you value working with business leaders on organisation design, engagement, organisation development and transformation?

If you are confident in coaching managers and advising senior stakeholders on a range of areas across the employee lifecycle and have experience in supporting stakeholders to analyse data and identify workforce trends and projected future requirements?

Whilst you support our employees we will support you with opportunities for learning and growth.

If so we would love you to hear from you!

Please note the interview date of 8th June maybe subject to change.

Main duties of the job

  • You will work with the Deputy Director of People & Organisational Development, Assistant Director - HR Business Partnering and other HR Business Partner's, in the delivery of a professional and responsive HR service for a designated division, (or areas) of the Trust. , Providing strategic advice and guidance on the full range of workforce issues, including workforce planning, talent management, recruitment and retention, engagement, change management, attendance, terms and conditions of employment, employee relations and policies and procedures.
  • You will be managing all aspects of HRBP delivery within the relevant function of East Suffolk & North East Essex NHS Foundation Trust to agreed quality standards and within the resource and income base available, to support the Trust's development as a clinically led organisation.
  • As a business partner you will lead on the development, implementation, establishment and review of performance management systems within the relevant functions - it is critical that this is done collaboratively with other within the service area and across the other Divisions.

The role be based predominately Colchester based, however you will be expected to travel across all ESNEFT sites as and when required.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (or equivalent)
  • Educated to Master degree level or equivalent level of experience
  • Chartered member of the CIPD (Chartered MCIPD)
  • Evidence of ongoing continuous professional development


  • Project management qualifications



  • Up-to-date knowledge of current NHS operational and workforce issues
  • Up-to-date knowledge, understanding and application of employment law and Equality legislation
  • Knowledge and understanding of strategic HR policies
  • In-depth knowledge and application of Human Resources best practice
  • Project management methodology
  • Working knowledge of business analytics and interpretation


  • Knowledge of NHS Terms and Conditions (Agenda for Change and Medical and Dental terms and conditions of service)

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