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People & Culture Business Partner

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Great Yarmouth
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
We have two unique opportunities for People and Culture Business Partners to join us at The James Paget University Hospital. Both 1-year Fixed Term opportunities supporting our Surgery, Women's and Children Division and Corporate Services, working with us will mean having a focus on your career development, mentorship, well-being and access to flexible working including Part time and Hybrid.

Working collaboratively with the wider People and Culture Team we strive to create the best working environment for our staff and alongside Divisional Leaders you are able to make a real difference to service delivery and patient care. As a Business Partner you will be focused on supporting our leadership teams with the development and delivery of our People Plan with particular focus on staff maximising employee experience and service transformation. The successful candidate will be fully embedded in services to drive the people agenda and workforce priorities of the division/service for which they are responsible, this includes providing expert coaching and leadership on workforce planning, supporting organisational change and engaging in the system-wide transformation projects and initiatives.

The ability to attend site on a weekly basis is essential and we welcome secondment opportunities from other NHS Trusts.

Main duties of the job

Reporting to the Head of HR Business Partnering, the role is an autonomous one, working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders but in particular Senior HR Advisors, Employee Relations Manager and Organisational Development colleagues to meet the needs of your services. Experience of working strategically in a large complex working environment, as well as the ability to translate our People Plan into improved performance and evidence based practice is essential.

To work alongside divisional directors/heads of service and their senior management teams in identifying workforce issues and developing appropriate business focussed HR interventions.

To support the delivery of Trust People Plan and to contribute to the development of the Trust's overall HR strategy and transformation.

The post holder will proactively champion, drive and embed the workforce agenda and ensure it aligns with the Trust's strategy, divisional objectives and business planning processes.

To provide advice and guidance on complex HR issues in order to minimise risk and financial exposure.

To undertake and lead as required on specific projects and pieces of work to support the delivery of the workforce and organisational development strategy, both within the service area and across the Trust as appropriate.

About us

The James Paget University Hospital is a vibrant university hospital providing the best possible care to the people of east Norfolk and north Suffolk.

Situated between two popular holiday destinations, and with a steadily increasing local population of over 230,000, the JPUH is the largest local employer in the area with over 3500 staff.

Our priority is ensuring that patients always come first and remain at the heart of everything we do. We focus on high quality, safe and compassionate care, supporting our growing elderly population and developing closer links with our health, social and educational partners. Listening to patients and carers so that we understand what matters, what works well and what we need to do to improve is also very important to us.

We pride ourselves on our safety levels and are active in clinical research and play an important role in the teaching and training of a wide range of health professionals.

Like all hospitals, we face a challenging future, but we are ready to make the bold decisions so that we are at the forefront of innovative working practices. Our services have to be safe and also represent value for money. Our staff will work in creative ways, using advances in technology to their full potential and to eliminate waste that adds no value to patient care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Excellent communication and influencing skills and as well as the ability to form strong professional partnerships is essential. Putting people before process and improving employee experience is our focus here at the James Paget and the successful candidate will be influential in embedding this alongside implementation of our people plan.

Working in the People and Culture Team at the James Paget will mean having a focus on your career development, flexible ways of working and access to Hybrid Working.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • CIPD educated to degree level or equivalent


  • MIPD Professional area of special interest.

Experience & Knowledge


  • Experience of working in a medium to large organisation. Used to working with senior management.
  • Experience of managing complex case work and running organisation wide projects.


  • Previous NHS or Public Sector experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Numerative Skills
  • Fully conversant in Microsoft office software.
  • Able to work independently but still contribute to the team.
  • Good problem solver.
  • Able to put complex ideas across to a range of people either in a training situation or on a one to one basis.
  • Empathetic


  • Previous coaching experience
  • Previous budgetary experience

Employer details

Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


James Paget University Hospitals

Great Yarmouth

NR31 6LA

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