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East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
The People & Culture Business Partner provides a comprehensive professional and high quality People service to their nominated Care Group. You will support the Specialty management teams and in developing the people and workforce capacity and capability to design and deliver Trust plans, whilst promoting the health and wellbeing of our teams and ensuring that Trust values are lived.

You will take a leading role in both the relevant Care Group and specialty leadership teams and the wider People team providing central services and supporting other Care Groups and Corporate Services' Departments.

Main duties of the job

Your key responsibilities will be to:
  • Provide effective, visible, professional People & Culture leadership within Care Groups, Corporate areas and across the People and Culture department.
  • Work with Care Groups, Corporate teams and the ICS to support, develop, inform, implement and review Care Group, Trust and regional workforce strategies and annual returns.
  • Be the key workforce representative for Care Groups at specialty meetings, finance and efficiency meetings and any other relevant meetings in your role as a key part of the leadership team, including active involvement in any actions relating to workforce interventions.
  • Develop a deep understanding and insight into the working practices and day-to-day business of the Care Group/Corporate Service Department, to ensure intelligent business knowledge and support for workforce and culture related plans and strategies.
  • Be an employee champion, by supporting, developing, facilitating and contracting staff engagement and Organisational Development interventions and activities to analyse and take action on feedback and issues raised through staff survey, quarterly Pulse survey, FTSU and other routes.
  • Provide input to the development of employment policies and their communication and implementation in the Trust, inputting to training of such policies as appropriate.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • MCIPD qualified or equivalent experience, and working towards CIPD qualification



  • Demonstrable senior HR management experience at operational / business partner level in a large organisation.
  • Demonstrable experience of effective workforce planning, project management and understanding of business finances

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust



Ethelbert Road



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