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Assistant HR Business Partner

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
There's never been a better time to consider joining our North Manchester General Hospital People Team, working to support the delivery of a high quality strategic and operational people management service.

You will hold membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, having successfully completed to at least Level 5 CIPD qualification (or equivalent), and have recent experience in supporting managers with employee relations issues.

Join us, you will soon be working alongside our HR Business Partners to support our Divisions in the development and modernisation of their services, including, effective workforce utilisation, role design, workforce restructuring, skill mix and management of change, in line with best practices and Trust Policies and Procedures.

We work to the strengths of our team and you will be involved in our workforce priority projects, aligned to the NHS / MFT People Plan, to bring these strategies to life.

In return, you'll benefit from a supportive team where your career ambitions will have every chance to be fulfilled. From your initial induction to a personalised development plan, we'll support your career path every step of the way with regular training opportunities in an organisation that believes in every voice being heard.

Main duties of the job

Flexibility is a critical aspect of this role and you will need to demonstrate the willingness, understanding and ability to manage a broad range of Divisional workforce priorities.

An excellent communicator, you will have the ability to develop and maintain relationships across a wide range of managers/clinicians/and staff, as well as ensuring a partnership working approach.

You will analyse and provide key information to managers and clinicians to enable them to manage their workforce effectively.

You will have a commitment to working as part of a team and have experience of a busy and diverse workload, prioritising effectively at all times.

The role also provides generalist HR support to managers offering advice regarding terms and conditions of employment and supporting a range of employee relations case work, including, disciplinary, grievance, performance management, dignity and respect at work and sickness absence management.

You will also support the staff engagement and experience, and organisational development programmes across North Manchester General Hospital , in conjunction with the wider People Team.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading.

So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • oHigh level of general education to degree level or equivalent.
  • oPost Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management or equivalent relevant professional qualification



  • oOperational experience, gained across a range of HR specialities in a progressive HR function.
  • oAn up to-date knowledge of HR practices and evidence to continuous personal and professional development in current role



  • oAbility to communicate effectively in writing, and verbally with individuals on a one-to-one basis and with groups.
  • oAbility to explore, evaluate and interpret information and options and make decisions and recommendations based on an analysis of options

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North Manchester General Hospital

Delaunays Road, Crumpsall


M8 5RB

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