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HR Business Partner (XN08)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Pathology CSU (Clinical Service Unit) at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for a Deputy HR Business Partner. In this role you will work closely with the Senior Management Team in the Pathology CSU and colleagues in across HR to support the development and implementation of a range of significant workforce projects and priorities. This will include but is not limited to:

Supporting the move of staff to our new, purpose built Centre for Pathology Medicine at St James University Hospital site

Building robust plans to improve retention and support staff engagement

Supporting Service Leads and the Senior Leadership Team to improve staff wellbeing and inclusion

Working in partnership with teams across HR and the CSU to fully understand the challenges that are unique to this workforce and collaboratively identifying solutions and strategies to tackle them

If you are passionate about making a difference this will be a great opportunity to shape the future of the workforce in this highly valued service.

Main duties of the job

A day in the life of a Deputy HR Business Partner in Pathology may look like:

9.00-10.30 Facilitate a conversation at the CSU Leadership Time Out on how we can improve retention and staff survey results across the CSU

10.30-11.00 Meet with the Trust Health and Wellbeing lead to learn about good practice across other CSUs that you can implement in Pathology

11.00-12.00 Peer support meeting with Deputy HR Business Partners from across LTHT to share ideas, learning and plans for activity taking place across the organisation

12.30-13.30 Meet with a Service Lead to create a plan to tackle on-going staff engagement challenges

13.30-15.30 Desk time to work on drafting the Operational Workforce Plan for the CSU

15.30-16.00 Check in with the Senior HR Business Partner and fellow Pathology Deputy HR Business Partner to discuss progress and escalate and get support for any sticking points

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and experienced professional who bring energy to tackling some of the key workforce issues we face in Pathology. The ideal candidate will have an in-depth working knowledge of workforce challenges and priorities, and the challenges facing the workforce now and in the future. You will lead by example in terms of promoting and upholding the Leeds Way and will continue to drive a culture of continuous improvement around recruitment, learning and development to achieve our LTHT People Priorities.

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be


Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:






All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities


The post holder shall be responsible for the following duties:

1. To work with the CSU Tri-team and SHRBP to create bespoke innovative workforce plans that support the planning, development and implementation of CSU Strategies and the People Priorities.

2. Working with the CSU Tri Team take a lead on planning and co-ordinating all workforce and people priority activities relating to the delivery of the people priority elements of the CSU workforce plans.

3. In collaboration with the CSU Tri Team deliver the workforce element of the CSU workforce plans in accordance with targets and to meet key milestone plans.

4. To be responsible for the communication of key milestones, programme and project plans to the CSU Tri-teams, SHRBP, ensuring that the CSUs and wider clinical and non-clinical teams are kept fully informed of forthcoming milestones and activities.

5. To actively liaise with LTHT Work-stream Leads for the Workforce Strategy of work to include: the Equality and Diversity and Flexible Working Health and wellbeing workstreams.

6. To assist the CSU Tri Team and SHRBP on initiatives to progress the Trusts agreed People Priorities, working collaboratively with both managers and HR colleagues from Corporate Centres of Excellence.

7. To identify and address development needs in relation to people management skills, capacity and capability within the CSUs on behalf of the Tri team and SHRBP.

8. To assist the CSU Tri Team and SHBRP on Trust wide projects and/or programmes of work if required.

9. To assist the CSU Tri Team and SHRBP by facilitating and supporting effective organisational change in respect of behaviours and values, service improvement initiatives, equality and diversity and corporate social responsibility.

10. Develop data and triangulation of metrics to support to assist the CSU/SHRBP in developing appropriate action.

11. Provide assurance to the CSU Tri Team and SHRBP in relation to actions, progress and outcomes.

12. To participate in departmental inputs for the project delivery and procurement processes for any planned software applications.

13. Responsible for the operation of one or more information systems in a department / at service level

14. To deliver the planned projects in time and on budget.

15. To establish and lead project working groups and lead on the delivery of activities for the CSU to support the delivery of the workforce plans.

16. Analysis of complex data to provide reports to demonstrate the progress of the programme of work.

17. To be the lead in planning and co-ordinating meetings across the CSU to support the effective and planned delivery of the workforce plans.

18. To work with partners within the ICS and city wide system to ensure pathway working is a priority to ensure better patient outcomes and a home first approach

19. To work with a wide range of stakeholders to drive the achievement of the Resourcing and Promotion of People Plan project milestones, offering expert advice where required.

The jobholder must comply at all times with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Infection Control policies, in particular by practising Universal Infection Control Precautions. Hand hygiene must be performed before and after contact with patients and their environment.

All staff are responsible for working with their colleagues to maintain and improve the quality of services provided to our patients and other service users. This includes complying at all times with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Policies, including Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed security and safer working procedures, and reporting incidents using the Trust Incident Reporting system.

The jobholder must comply with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment and that services are delivered in ways that meet the individual needs of patients and their families. No person whether they are staff, patient or visitor should receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.

The jobholder must take responsibility in agreement with his/her line manager for his/her own personal development by ensuring that Continuous Professional Development remains a priority. The jobholder will undertake all mandatory training required for the role.

The jobholder should have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The role involves communicating amongst members of the multi-professional team. Is able to work across boundaries within the Trust and externally.

Clinical Director

General Manager

Head of Nursing


Team Leaders

Senior HR Management and HR Centres of Excellence Leads


Quality and Safety Team

Clinical educators

Person Specification



  • Project Management competencies, including well developed planning and organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Significant experience in a recruitment /medical staffing service of a large organisation.
  • Ability to interpret national policy, legal changes and good practice guidance and translate into local Trust policies and procedures.
  • A sound understanding Equality and Diversity good practice and legislation.
  • Understanding of robust project governance arrangements.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with Executives, clinicians and other senior managers and teams.
  • Experience of leading change programmes in large / complex organisations.
  • Experience of developing and producing project plans and strategies.
  • Experience of managing and motivating a team or resources across a matrix delivery structure.


  • Experience of working at a strategic or Project Management level within the NHS or equivalent experience in the private sector
  • Knowledge of change management practices tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of Maternity workforce deployment and regulation.
  • Knowledge of key aspects of maternity appraisal and workforce development and improvement.



  • Degree in relevant discipline/ or demonstration of relevant transferrable knowledge and skills.
  • Evidence of continuing professional and personal development.


  • Project / Programme Management
  • Qualification such as Prince 2 or MSP or equivalent experience.
  • Post graduate qualification to Masters level or equivalent experience

Skills & behaviours


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral and including presentation skills.
  • To have demonstrably strong influencing, negotiating and communication skills and the ability to listen and respond to the needs of a wide range of stakeholders and provide expert advice where require
  • Able to think strategically and to analyse complex issues.
  • Able to communicate highly complex sensitive information.
  • Ability to challenge and positively manage and respond to challenge.
  • Strong commitment to and evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Commitment to behaving honestly, openly, impartially and fairly and to treating others with dignity and respect and leading others to do the same.
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and present complex data, with a good working knowledge of excel.
  • Ability to present highly complex issues with a range of parties, using appropriate communication and presentation skills including effective influencing and negotiation skills.

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to work under pressure within an area which is developing and fast moving, where the rules and direction of travel are not always well-defined.
  • Ability to deliver reports and other papers to tight deadlines and rapidly switch between multiple pieces of work in order to respond unpredictable service demands.
  • Has drive and energy to
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