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Health & Wellbeing Business Partner

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on experience
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job Title -Health & Wellbeing Business Partner

Hours per week-37.50

Perm/Fixed Term-Permanent

Salary-Dependant on experience

Closing Date-5th May 2024

Interview Date-21st May 2024

The Health & Wellbeing Business Partner is part of the People & Workforce team, putting people's experience at the heart of everything we do. If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding role that directly supports our NHS workforce and have experience of leading on projects within health and wellbeing, then this is the role for you.

Working across George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and South Warwickshire University Foundation Trust, you will lead a team who respond to the needs of our staff based at multiple sites, in both the acute secondary care and community settings.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

To work closely with managers and service leaders to identify staff wellbeing needs within all organisational services, plan and implement interventions to address the various needs across those services.

Work with the GEH and SWFT, People & Workforce teams and outside agencies to develop and deliver effective and efficient approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of staff and the facilities available to them.

Take part in senior level meetings both within and external to the Trust.

Represent the Trust at these meetings

To represent GEH & SWFT at a range of internal and external forums, promoting a positive image of the organisation to commissioners and other external stakeholders.

Offer judgements and solutions around complex facts and data analysis.

The post-holder will also be accountable for the monitoring of the third-party occupational health service level agreement for GEH and SWFT. Ensuring that performance is assessed against defined key performance indicators (KPIs) and is regularly reported on as part of the organisations People Board updates in addition to escalating areas of high performance or required improvement to the Head of People & Workforce in both GEH and SWFT.

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Management & Leadership
  • Manage and lead the Health & Wellbeing service, including day to day support of service staff, including recruitment, appraisals, implementation of People & Workforce aligned policies and procedures, absence monitoring, training, education and development planning and service coverage across multiple sites.
  • Working in partnership with People & Workforce Business Partners
  • Build a network of wellbeing representatives in the wards and departments to act as conduits so that wellbeing information is effectively distributed to staff in different formats and responses fed back to the wellbeing lead.
  • Alongside the SLTs, help organise and take part in recruitment events to attract new staff from all backgrounds.
  • Develop and organise training packages alongside day-to-day coaching and mentoring of our staff.

Operational Responsibilities
  • Be a contact point for staff outside of the management team and liaise with relevant managers on their behalf, with their consent.
  • Regular liaison with the Freedom to Speak Up Guardians, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Business Partners and People & Workforce Business Partners
  • Develop and lead a service that offers Wellbeing conversations to individual staff, to support them with signposting to the most appropriate support such as Occupational Health, counselling, or other services.
  • Plan, arrange and coordinate strategic activities within the organisation with a focus on Health & Wellbeing service improvement.
  • Coordinate activities within the organisation with a focus on Occupational Health service improvement.

Communication and Relationships
  • The post holder will be approachable and display high levels of communication and relationship skills, being able to communicate with staff across complex multi-professional team structures using different medias.
  • The post holder will be able to understand and manage appropriately, highly sensitive information with regards to our staff teams and their personal lives.
  • Accommodating both senior and junior team members by adapting language as necessary. The post-holder will have the skills to comfort, reassure, empower, and motivate both individuals and teams to create a positive working environment.
  • Be able to provide presentations to the staff group and the SLT and visiting agencies such as the CQC.
  • Support strong relationship development and maintenance between individuals and teams within the services.
  • To undertake presentations to internal and external colleagues, conveying complex information, as required.

Staff Safety and Support
  • Staff safety remains a priority and the post-holder and the team they manage, will have an overview of plans to address risk assessments, flexible working, compliance with infection prevention and control policy as well as drawing on the range of preventative health and wellbeing support available.
    • These may include offering support and signposting to staff:
      • who have experienced violence or at work.
      • who become distressed by events at work or at home.
      • who must attend Court or Coroners Court.
      • involved in investigations or who are in disciplinary procedures.
      • Implementing Temperature Checks on wards and Departments and advising managers when levels of stress in departments are high and need revie

Physical and Mental effort
  • Have a detailed understanding of what a health working environment looks like and develop strategies to support managers and teams to create these.
  • Form useful partnerships with organisations to provide the best value for staff for example discounted tickets and access to wellbeing events provided by organisations.
  • Drawing on a broad base of contemporaneous knowledge, regularly provide health and wellbeing information to the service as a whole and to individual staff
  • Advise and signpost staff about resources available to improve health and wellbeing and refer staff when appropriate
  • Ability to work in rare situation where circumstances can be distressing.
  • There will be occasional exposure to distressing circumstances when supporting staff with wellbeing issues.
  • There will be a frequent requirement for concentration where the post holder is expected to manage conflicting priorities.

Recognised and Rewarded
  • Develop an understanding of what staff would value within a reward scheme and work with GEH & SWFT People and Workforce teams to implement this.
  • Organise wider events for staff to connect with each other and build morale.
  • Work with Managers and the Estates Department to scope out staff facilities to ensure they are warm, welcoming, and well equipped so that staff can take rest breaks in tranquil environments.

Have a Voice that Counts.
  • To use a wide range of methods to encourage staff to take part in information gathering such as the NHS Staff Survey.
  • To develop and support implementation of meaningful action plans to address areas of improvement following analysis of complex data such as the staff survey.
  • To organise regular Listening Events providing staff with opportunity to give contemporaneous information about how they are feeling, what is working well and what needs improving.
  • Directly link with EDI Business Partners to support synergy in People & Workforce strategic aims for the organisations.
  • To collate the information from these events and discuss with the SLTs to find timely solutions to issues raised.
  • To publish You said - We did information.
  • To work with local teams and SLTs champions to implement action plans for improving the wellbeing of the workforce.
  • The post holder will have responsibility to develop and implement policies for GEH & SWFT in respect of employees wellbeing.

Financial Accountability
  • To effectively manage the staff wellbeing budget ensuring value for money as available.
  • To monitor the financial expenditure of the OH service aligned to the Service Level Agreement with our third-party provider
  • Meet regularly with the allocated finance personnel.
  • Keep the Head of People |& Workforce at GEH and SWFT regularly updated about the budget status.
  • To co-ordinate applications for bids for staff wellbeing monies, ensuring these are appropriate and create a legacy of future wellbeing support.

Person Specification

Qualification(s) and Professional Training


  • First degree or equivalent experience
  • Master's Degree/ Level 7 qualification in a health related or leadership subject or equivalent experience at master's / level 7 or be willing to undertake a qualification within 2 years of commencing in role
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Leadership Qualification (minimum Level 5)


  • A Counselling Qualification (minimum Level5)
  • A Public Health Qualification (minimum Level 5)
  • Coaching qualification (minimum Level 5)
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring.
  • Occupational Health Management Qualification (minimum Level 6)
  • Project Management Qualification
  • Professional Qualification e.g. Nurse, AHP, Paramedic etc

Experience and Knowledge


  • A broad base of knowledge and experience
  • Managerial experience and experience of managing HR matters.
  • Experience of multi-professional team working
  • Previous budget holder experience
  • Previous experience working in Health & Wellbeing role
  • Project manager experience
  • Previous Business Partner experience
  • Previous Occupational Health Management experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills with a high level of emotional intelligence.
  • Has the ability to communicate effectively with others on contentious and emotive issues and challenge appropriately
  • Ability to engage constructively with a wide range of staff to develop shared agendas and action plans.
  • Ability to influence and negotiate with a broad spectrum of people, highlighting benefits, finding alternatives, and gaining active support and commitment
  • Good analytical skills. Able to analyse reports and complex data, identify trends and patterns and develop solutions.
  • Strong planning and organisation skills including the ability to prioritise where necessary and being able to direct activities of others.
  • Proven ability to manage resources effectively. Well organised and able to work under pressure and deliver to deadlines.
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to convey complex information and data in a form that is accessible to a wide range of people.
  • Leadership & Management Experience



  • Excellent communication skills-both verbal and written
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to influence and negotiate at all levels.
  • Car driver/independent means of transport for regular travel between sites
  • Non-smoker in work hours
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service.

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Practical and calm under pressure
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Innovative and intuitive
  • Able to work well as part of a multidisciplinary team

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street


CV10 7DU

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