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Senior People Partner

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£64,408 to £73,961 per annum Inclu Outer London HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Having recently implemented a new People Services model and with a clear vision for transformation and cultural change, this is a unique opportunity to join the People Services directorate at the beginning of their journey. Playing a pivotal role in shaping and leading the people service agenda and the successful delivery of the People Strategy you will have the autonomy and opportunity to thrive.

Adept, ambitious and innovative, the Trust are looking for experienced Senior People Partners who can ably move between being part of the Senior People Services Team and the Divisional Management team, and be embedded into the operational business. The new model provides for a purposely designed specialist hub responsible for dealing with operational HR matters to ensure that this role is able to focus on leading and effecting change within the Trust to become an outstanding place to work, learn and achieve.
North London Mental Health Partnership Strategy

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job
  • Build strong and credible relationships within the Divisional/service Leadership Team that allow insight, strategy and solutions that support progression of the people agenda, to flourish
  • Design and deliver local people plans and best people practices that align with the Partnership People Plan
  • Drive the development and implementation of Trust-wide policies, initiatives and schemes, as agreed with the Head of Business Partnering
  • Lead the planning of organisational change programmes and joint ventures with new partners relating to service reconfiguration programmes and delivery of strategic and operational objectives
  • Work closely with management teams to design and implement new management and team structures to facilitate new models of care and ways of working
  • Develop recruitment strategies and business cases to support recruitment of talent and work collaboratively with the Strategic Resourcing Lead in the commissioning of planned recruitment campaigns, activities and initiatives
  • Promote and facilitate positive employee engagement and ensure appropriate staff engagement plans are in place to address and tackle cultural barriers
  • Advise on complex, sensitive, or high profile/risk cases, providing an options appraisal and risk assessment of possible courses of action, and in securing best outcomes

About us

The partnership betweenBarnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH)andCamden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I)is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming theNorth London Mental Health Partnership.

Why choose to join the Partnership?
  • We believe that by working together, our two Trusts can achieve more for the residents of North Central London and our patients than we can by working apart.
  • Deliver the best care using the most up-to-date practise in supporting those with mental health illnesses.
  • Transforming and creating a positive environment for our service users, staff and visitors.
  • Creating and working together to become a great place to work for all our staff.
  • We offer flexible working, a wide range of health and wellbeing initiatives, NHS Pension and so much more.
  • Generous Annual Leave Allowance
  • NHS Discounts in a large variety of retail stores and services.
  • We have excellent internal staff network support groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the full JD ahead of your application some main responsibilities of the post are:

Ensure the people elements of business cases are well-structured, cost effective and deliver strategic and operational objectives.

Provide guidance to the Divisional Leadership Team on people issues, risks and developments relating to the Division(s) for board management purposes, guided by in-depth and expert knowledge of the Division/service area.

Seek feedback and coaching to continually learn and develop as a professional.

Provide support and oversight of any case work or projects allocated to staff within the People Services Hub, working collaboratively with the People Services Hub Manager in the management of capacity and capability, and in supporting their on-going learning and development.

Ensure local operational/service business strategy/plans are in place and reflect business opportunities for growth, plans for redesigned services and are aligned to the overall Trusts People Plan.

Responsible for the planning of organisational change programmes and joint ventures with new partners relating to service reconfiguration programmes and delivery of strategic and operational objectives.

Work with high levels of autonomy to interpret and lead on people matters, commissioning support from OD Partners as required, and carrying out highly complex intervention requirements across multiple service streams.

Provide, monitor and analyse divisional workforce information reports, highlighting areas for concern. Proactively work with managers to put plans in place to resolve areas of concern and/or manage risks, ensuring delivery of national and local people performance targets and helping managers to identify how targets can be best achieved.

Fully utilise the Trusts electronic workforce systems, produce reports to aid problem identification and management action.

Monitor and report against agreed People Services Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for key performance areas, ensuring that there are clearly defined key performance indicators and productivity metrics against which, areas are monitored and improvement actions taken.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level and Masters level or equivalent knowledge acquired by experience.
  • CIPD qualified or equivalent.



  • Substantial experience of operational and strategic HR achievement at a senior level.
  • Previous public sector experience within a Unionised environment.
  • Substantial evidence of strategic project management experience, and ability to work autonomously in leading, implementing and managing areas of work and service redesign projects to tight deadlines from initiation to completion.
  • Substantial experience of performance management processes, hearings, appeals and employment tribunals.



  • Change Management - ability to assess the organisation's change capacity to absorb scale of OD interventions, and the potential risks and impact on business performance
  • Well- developed written and presentation skills and demonstrable experience of reporting and policy writing skills.
  • Well-developed communication skills including strong interpersonal, facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • High level of analytical and judgement skills which require management of complex facts and problems.
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex and difficult situations where there is often direct conflict to prioritise work in the face of competing demands.
  • Able to capture and use workforce metrics to inform workforce and strategic plans.

Personal Qualities


  • Is a positive role model of the leadership behaviours that build engaged staff and teams.
  • Credible with strong sense of integrity.
  • Is a positive role model of the leadership behaviours that build engaged staff and teams
  • Calm, empathetic and logical when faced with urgent and stressful situations.
  • Commitment to helping to provide equitable services for all health service users and NHS staff.
  • Commitment to the principles of lifelong learning and continuous professional development.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


Partnership sites

St Anns Road


N15 3TH

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