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HR Manager - Workforce Transformation

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Poole and Bournemouth
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

Are you searching for an exciting new opportunity in your HR career?

We are looking for a team of experienced HR professionals to provide a customer-focussed, high quality and responsive HR transformation service for our designated Care Groups and Departments. We have a number of HR Manager Workforce Transformation roles available to work on a fixed term contract basis between one and two years in duration.

As Workforce Transformation HR Manager, you'll lead the way in developing a number of exciting change management strategies and workforce plans to support the hospitals on-going transformation programmes. Some of the exciting projects you may be part of include a new cutting-edge innovative Pathology facility with the very latest in specialist technology to deliver better value, high quality diagnostic and care for patients across the region. Other projects on the horizon include the opening of our new BEACH building where Births, Emergency, And, Critical care, children's Health departments at both Poole and Royal Bournemouth Hospitals will move to this new location.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Poole Hospital

Interview Date: 12th-13th June

Main duties of the job

You'll provide expert advice and leadership on a range of organisational change programmes which can be highly complex as well as sensitive operational issues. These may include TUPE, changes to terms and conditions of employment and redundancy.

You'll have up-to-date knowledge and proven experience in the application of employment law relating to organisational change matters, or a demonstrable human resources background. Your experience will come from working in HR within a large scale, complex organisation or working within the NHS.

Excellent communication, interpersonal and prioritisation skills are a must, together with a Masters or equivalent experience in HR or business related field.

About us

You will be part of a wider HR operational team working closely with our HR Business Advisors and HR Business Partners, as well as partnering with Care Group teams and staff side trade unions. Teams are located on Bournemouth and Poole hospital sites and you will work regularly across both, with the opportunity of hybrid working.

If you're looking to work in a friendly, supportive work environment with the opportunity to make a difference, then this is the ideal role for you.

What We offer:
  • 27 days annual leave, increasing to 29 days after five years, and 33 days after 10 years' service.
  • Flexible working, including full time, part time and hybrid.
  • Enrolment into our generous NHS pension scheme.
  • NHS discounts at thousands of retailers.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Wellbeing support and an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Onsite Day Nursery at Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
  • Working with a friendly, inclusive team.

For further information about the benefits we offer please visit Staff Benefits (

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

If you would like to find out more information about this opportunity please contact Christina Antonopoulos, HR Business Partner on 0300 193366 or email:

Person Specification



  • Evidence of personal/academic development to Masters level or equivalent experience in HR or business related field.
  • Highly specialist HR practical knowledge gained by experience and/or further training.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development or equivalent experience.



  • Thorough understanding of Employment Law.


  • Understanding of NHS terms and conditions.



  • Expertise and proven aptitude in workforce transformation and service redesign.
  • Significant experience in an operational management role within a unionised environment with a responsibility for Human Resource change management or a demonstrable professional human resource background, within a large, complex organisation.
  • Experience of in Workforce change management/planning across a range of disciplines.
  • Evidence of successful management of major organisational change and TUPE.
  • Ability to operate at both operational and strategic levels.
  • Highly developed Leadership, interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and that of others and able to meet deadlines effectively.
  • Ability to analyse complex information and apply the information in a practical way.
  • Works constructively as part of a team, with the ability to also work autonomously.


  • Proven knowledge and understanding of key NHS issues including national and local policy drivers and NHS Terms and Conditions.

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