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People Business Partner

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join Birmingham Women's and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust as a HR Business Partner.

The right candidate will have demonstrable HR business partnering experience, experience of workforce planning and strong technical employment legislation knowledge, the successful candidate will be someone who truly values collaborative working and has the skills and experience to support leaders with innovative and professional people solutions.

Main duties of the job

Reporting to the Deputy Chief People Officer, the HRBP will partner with a divisional leadership team providing HR leadership and counsel to:
  • Enabling them to shape, translate and implement the wider people agenda
  • Ensuring the provision of a quality people solutions, aligned and responsive to the needs of our Services
  • Support our colleagues and enabling them to adapt to the changing expectations and needs of the NHS and its people
  • Support our colleagues to deliver the best patient centred care.
  • Provide highly complex support and advice on a comprehensive range of employment and employee relations matters including leading on supporting Employment Tribunal cases.
  • Lead workforce and OD projects.
  • Coach and guide Managers on specific issues, e.g. conduct, absence management, discipline or grievance, emphasising the importance of good record keeping and documentation. Support managers in resolving issues, working closely with Staff Side where necessary.
  • Support with the management and implementation of organisational change.

Ready to Make a Difference?

If you're a professional, customer-focused HR Business Partner with a passion for collaborative working, we want to hear from you and welcome your application.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Master or Postgraduate Diploma in HR or management qualification or equivalent work experience.
  • Evidence of continuing CPD
  • CIPD Member


  • Qualification in Employment law and/or employment relations

Knowledge and Nature of Experience


  • Experience of working in an NHS setting and delivering against key workforce challenges and opportunities facing the NHS and Foundation Trusts.
  • Substantial and demonstrable generalist and senior HR experience in advising senior managers on best practice
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current thinking on good People practice on all aspects of HR/OD & Inclusion and diversity
  • Experience of applying principles of a just and learning culture to support safety and quality

Analytical and judgemental skills


  • Highly experienced in managing sensitive information

Professional / Specialist Knowledge


  • Experience of developing staff experience through improving diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrable experience of change management
  • Experience in successfully leading and delivering transformation and OD projects
  • Experience in managing complex and sensitive employment relations issues
  • Experience in implementing significant changes to pay systems and other terms and conditions

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's Hospital



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