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HR Business Partner

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CRS00494
  • Published: Tue 20/07/2021, 8:54 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 03/08/2021, 8:54 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.00
  • Salary: £40,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Chichester

About Us

Are you passionate about delivering an ambitious, proactive HR service? Are you looking for the opportunity to use your HR expertise and skills in a public service that has a huge impact on the local community? Come and join other like-minded professionals in our Business Partner team where you will have the benefit of being part of a wider HR and Organisational Development Directorate within West Sussex County Council (WSCC) where our workforce is the key to our ambitions.

West Sussex County Council is a diverse organisation that provides services to more than 850,000 residents every day. The Human Resources and Organisational Change Directorate provides critical support functions to our services, relentlessly focusing on delivering better and cost-effective outcomes.

For more information about the areas we support, please visit our website to learn more.

About The Job

Salary: £40,876 - £43,857
Working Pattern: Part or Full Time
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Chichester
Interview Date: 12 / 13th August (Microsoft Teams)

We are currently seeking an experienced HR Business partner to work with one of our front-line service delivery directorates. As an HR Business Partner you will provide a strategic and operational HR Business Partnering service to an allocated client area. Your role will be to engage, influence and challenge managers in their development, implementation and achievement of business strategies and goals through embedding our People Framework as part of who we are and what we do. You will be able to balance business needs with working in person centred way. You will lead and advise on workforce re-organisation projects and shape and drive through organisational and culture change. You can expect there to be significant and complex employee relations casework commitments, so you'll be advising and coaching managers to a timely resolution.

You will have a proven record of success in driving the delivery of organisational objectives, have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal credibly with our customers, senior managers and executives whilst being challenging, professional and commercially focused.

This is a busy role, so you will be confident at managing your own priorities.

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  • Ability to provide comprehensive advice, interpretation and guidance on employment matters and HR policies, practices and processes to the business, escalating more complex issues to senior colleagues or specialist teams as appropriate.
  • Ability to anticipate problems, plan solutions and make sound pragmatic problem-solving decisions which will have a significant impact for a service or the organisation, particularly in relation to capacity, capability, flexibility and engagement.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills with good computer literacy for delivering a variety of tasks.
  • Ability to think laterally and to adapt to changing situations in a measured and flexible manner in order to adapt the advice and guidance provided to suit any change in circumstance whether legislative, structural, partnership related etc.
  • Qualifications and/or experience:

  • Level 5 CIPD qualification or equivalent.
  • A good understanding of managing employee relations policies and procedures, performance management issues, conflict resolution etc.
  • Experience of engaging managers in development of talent and capability.
  • Demonstrable evidence of providing sound and accurate advice, expertise and guidance direct to managers in relevant topic areas and demonstrating sound business acumen.

Rewards and Benefits

As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to the following benefits:

  • 29 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Flexi-Working

For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is CRS00494.

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Julie Brown - Senior HRBP at . For issues or queries regarding your application please contact .

To apply, upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again. If you are unable to see the attached job description, please contact the Recruitment team at the above email address.

West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.

For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veteran's Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.

Note for Recruitment Agencies: We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!


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  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CRS00494
  • Published: Tue 20/07/2021, 8:54 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 03/08/2021, 8:54 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.00
  • Salary: £40,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Chichester

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