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Band 8a People Partner - Trust HQ/Home Working

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new People Partner within our People & Culture function for a 12 month fixed-term contract supporting our clinical services in Acute and Urgent Care and Secure and Offender Health.

The role will have lead responsibility for delivering key elements of the People Strategy and will proactively take forward the workforce agenda in partnership with senior operational managers ensuring operational and strategic approaches complement each other, whilst achieving the best outcomes for the Trust and staff.

You will also provide senior HR leadership and support to services and have demonstrable experience in working collaboratively with key stakeholders in enabling transformational change and creating a culture of continuous improvement, whilst ensuring our values are embedded in the way we operate as a function.

In return we can commit to provide members of our team with the development and support to progress their career in a dynamic, exciting and progressive environment.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will have significant operational HR experience including experience of developing workforce plans at an operational level. You will also be required to demonstrate your ability to successfully lead key organisational change programmes advising managers on change processes including, restructuring, redundancy and TUPE transfers.

The applicant will need to have experience working in a senior HR role and have sound understanding of HR best practice and employment law together with the ability to support managers in complex HR issues whilst constructively challenging inappropriate practices and developing workable solutions.

If you believe you have the skills and experience to meet this challenge, we look forward to receiving your application.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

This role gives the opportunity for hybrid working and you will typically be asked to work in a hybrid way, working from your home and also from Trust HQ The Uffculme Centre, or any other agreed site.

We highly recommend you submit your application as soon as possible, this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Person Specification



  • Chartered Member of the CIPD
  • Masters degree in relevant HR Management or equivalent experience



  • Experience of recent generalist HR in a large complex organisation
  • Experience across a broad range of HR work including HR policy development and implementation covering investigations, grievance, capability, probation and dignity at work etc.
  • Experience of consultation and working in partnership with Trade Unions
  • Experience of workforce planning across a range of disciplines
  • Experience of applying a business partner approach


  • Previous NHS experience at HR BP level

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


The Uffculme Centre

52 Queensbridge Road


B13 8QY

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