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Estates & Facilities Workforce Business Partner

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Swansea Bay University Health Board are looking to recruit a Workforce Business Partner to support the Estates & Facilities department.

The successful candidate will operate as an integral member of the service group senior team, responsible for managing a significant part of the HR function across the health board for the service, providing high quality workforce support to ensure best practice within their areas of responsibility which will impact the wider Workforce & Organisational Development function across the health board.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for:
  • Implementing and ensuring effective delivery of specific HR strategies to support and give assurance to the Health Board that we have the right people in the right place at the right time and that we are designed to deliver excellence through our staff.
  • Developing strong working relationships across multiple Divisions within the Delivery Group to ensure the effective delivery of the strategic integrated workforce planning which will include a focus on collaborative working.
  • Assist on the short- and long-term workforce planning strategy, maintaining and delivering a robust framework for the Health Board, horizon scanning to identify key drivers and risks around the workforce.
  • Lead on various Health Board wide workforce initiatives and programmes, working autonomously they will be responsible for development and implementation. Interpreting employment legislation and case law they will act as the senior advisor in the service group consisting of regional and Health Board wide services and will provide authoritative advice on very complex and very specialist Workforce and OD issues.
  • Develop and implement effective and appropriate solutions for strategic issues within the service group.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working closely with Senior Managers to advise on highly complex and challenging workforce issues in support of fundamental service redesign. Using high level communication skills to advise on all Workforce & Organisational Development issues, both internal and external to the Health Board and negotiate with different audiences when dealing with difficult employee relations, change management, workforce redesign and situations and/or competing/alternative agendas.

Responsible for the delivery and implementation of the long-term strategic HR business plans, which includes workforce plans and recruitment and retention, learning and development plans, equality, diversity and inclusion and health & wellbeing plans within your delivery group ensuring these support group and Health Board business objectives and are aligned with the Workforce and OD strategy. These long-term strategic plans will impact across multiple highly complex services across the delivery group as well as Health Board wide.

Responsible for the continuation of actions to support the reduction in overall sickness and develop further work to improve this position through education, collaborative working, and training. Work with senior managers to oversee the performance management of staff within the group to ensure that all staff have clear performance objectives, personal development plans to enable a high performing, engaged and motivated workforce.

Person Specification



  • CIPD Qualified - MCIPD, Masters level or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Expert knowledge of HR best practice and employment law.


  • Formal Employment Law qualification.
  • Coaching Certificate



  • Knowledge of development, change management initiatives, best practice, and current developments


  • OD tools, assessment centres.



  • Experience of analysing highly complex workforce data identifying risk and developing a range of tailored solutions.
  • Significant experience in HR at senior management level including experience in operational HR and strategic HR practices.


  • Experience of working across a range of organisations to achieve significant change.
  • Experience of Strategic and planning development.

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Swansea Bay University Health Board

Baglan HQ


SA12 7BX

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