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Human Resources Business Partner

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, self-motivated and enthusiastic HR Business Partner to join the Specialist Hospitals Board Workforce Team at UCLH. We are looking for a talented HR Business Partner to work within our Specialist Hospitals Board, to deliver strategic workforce support to Queen Square the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. The division employs a workforce of over 1800 people and its services include specialist neurosurgery, a brain tumour unit, the Hyper-acute Stroke Unit (HASU), an acute brain injury unit, the National Prion Clinic, a neuro-rehabilitation unit and specialised neurosurgical ITU.

This role will provide high quality strategic and operational workforce support Queen Square operating as part of its divisional leadership team. Confident working with divisional and clinical leads and senior managers, you will build excellent working relationships across the division, Specialist Hospital Board and wider workforce directorate. This post manages an Associate HR Business Partner and will have responsibility for a corporate workforce project to support personal development.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be CIPD qualified and demonstrate:
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills together with a professional positive attitude
  • A track record of operational and strategic HR leadership in a complex organisation
  • A history of delivering large scale change programmes against challenging objectives
  • A collaborative approach, with excellent influencing skills
  • Personal credibility that generates the trust of a wide group of internal and external stakeholders

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level
  • Masters Level or equivalent knowledge acquired by experience
  • CIPD qualified or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuing professional development including regular attendance on internal and external study programmes
  • Workforce planning expertise acquired through formal training or equivalent experience
  • In depth knowledge of current thinking and policy affecting the workforce in the health and public sector

Skills / Abilities


  • Proven track record of operational and strategic HR achievement at a senior level, working across a broad remit including OD
  • Sound, up to date knowledge of HR best practice, employment law, current thinking and developments in HR
  • Experience of leadership of complex change management
  • Quality focussed with an innovative, flexible approach and the ability to solve complex problems.
  • Experience of being able to balance competing priorities and meet personal and Trust targets within a fluctuating and demanding workload
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and risk management expertise
  • Experience of implementing new policies and new ways of working across a service
  • Ability to design and deliver training
  • Advanced analytical and judgement skills which require management of complex facts and problems
  • Sound IT skills (Microsoft Office, Word), experience of manipulating HR databases
  • Ability to respond to urgent situations in a calm, empathetic and logical manager and manage stressful situations
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively and to prioritise work programmes in the face of competing demands


  • Proven NHS/public sector experience and knowledge



  • Ability to manage highly complex and difficult situations where there is often direct conflict
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, demonstrating an ability to build relations and influence at a senior level and with external stakeholders
  • Highly developed communication skills, ranging from informal 1:1 discussions, formal presentations, and written reports including data analysis covering both oral and written skills
  • Strong strategic influencing, persuading and negotiating skills
  • Mediation and/or facilitation skills and the ability to gain mutually acceptable outcomes
  • Demonstrable ability to coach and train others, and model these behaviours to senior managers

Personal and People Development


  • Experience of service redesign and development
  • Ability to work with and through others
  • Demonstrable record of successful line management of staff and proven team leadership and motivational skills

Resource Management


  • Demonstrable experience of working with financial management systems
  • The ability to develop and manage initiatives within financial restraints and deliver to deadlines

Specific Requirements


  • Ability to travel to other sites.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College Hospital

235 Euston Road



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