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Band 8a Senior People Partner

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have been transitioning to a newly implemented Trust operating model and on a journey of cultural transformation which will see our ambitions to create the best place to work delivered.

We have a new Senior People Partner opportunity to work within the Women's and Children's specialty and are seeking applications from progressive-thinking, people-centred leaders.

Reporting into the Associate Director of People for the Hospital site and in conjunction with the Hospital Executive team, you will ensure we drive the short and longer-term people priorities to support the Trust's ambition as well as providing attention to local priorities, challenges and opportunities in an aim to create the best and safest place to work. It is an exciting time to join us to help with truly supporting with scoping and shaping the people journey and workplace culture in enabling our teams in providing excellent patient care. You will be fundamental to the developing of people strategies, address key people priorities with a person centred, solutions focussed approach. You will enable movement in employee experience and engagement, workforce planning and development, succession planning, attraction, recruitment and retention workforce design and change culture and inclusion and employee relations.

Main duties of the job

You will work with people data to identify themes and trends and proactively make recommendations that lead and drive positive change along with the Associate Director of People. You will provide professional expertise to coach your team to minimise risk in employee relations matters.

There are few opportunities in the sector that offer such scale of opportunity to impact positively for our workforce who rely on the People Directorate to deliver first class employee relations where fairness, equality and safety is prioritised- which in turn directly impacts on the communities we serve.

You will live and breathe our values of being kind, connected and bold, and be inclusive, fair and compassionate. Previous NHS experience would be desirable but not essential.

If you believe we have detailed your next career move, you thrive on building relationships and driving positive change through people-focussed solutions and initiatives, and you share our passion - we'd welcome your application.

This is a hybrid role that combines remote working with on-site presence.

Further insights can be gained by speaking to Alison Money, Director of Workforce - Heartlands Hospital by emailing

Interviews to be held in person at Heartlands Hospital on Monday 15th July 2024.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please Note:: For a detailed look at this exciting vacancy, please see attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification



  • * Graduate CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and development) or equivalent post graduate Level 7qualification/training/experience to Masters level or equivalent
  • * Evidence of continuous professional development
  • * Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development or equivalent experience


  • * Leadership and Management
  • * Coaching and Mentoring
  • * Mediation



  • * Significant recent operational HR experience including leadership and management.
  • * Experience of leading the workforce elements of local change and transformation programmes, including advising managers on complex change processes such as restructuring, redundancy and TUPE.
  • * Experience in applying a business partner approach -- working with managers to develop services and applying HR expertise to provide solutions to complex people issues,
  • including absence management, organisational change, recruitment and retention, inclusion and diversity and workforce planning.
  • * Experience of undertaking complex investigations into MHPS, disciplinary, grievance and bullying and harassment, including supporting formal panel hearings.
  • * Experience of working in partnership with Trade Unions towards shared goals with evidence of achieving organisational outcomes.
  • * Experience of developing and implementing HR policies and procedures as well as people management training
  • * Experience in promoting the equality and diversity agenda - able to evidence achievements in relation to organisational equality and diversity objectives
  • * Experience of advising managers on complex change processes such as restructuring, redundancy and TUPE.
  • * Experience of preparing, analysing and presenting reports.
  • * Ability to interpret and apply Terms and Conditions of Employment

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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