Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making.
Our post provides great opportunities to get involved in a broad remit of HR activities, including organisational design work and development, change management including TUPE, as well as the routine Employee Relations case work.
You will be confident handling Employee Relations cases, and the type of person we need will understand that employee wellbeing is important and how you manage your work to resolve cases should take a commercial as well as person centric approach.
We are looking for a confident Human Resources Business Partner, an experienced advisor who is used to managing their own challenging case load and supporting managers with cases up to and including dismissal and appeal; can lead on redundancy consultations and will be happy to review and develop people policies. You will also be happy to contribute to a variety of different projects, both within the HR team and across the Council as a whole, but will be equally comfortable analysing data and producing reports and guiding managers and employees through policies and procedures.
Through this role you will have the opportunity to contribute ideas and new ways of working to current practices, so curious, creative, and resourceful people will flourish in this post.
The HR teams focus on customer delivery is key and we are seeking an individual who holds the communication prowess to manage stakeholders, managers, employees, and our staff representatives, to deliver solutions.
We do not need you necessarily to have experience of working in the public sector, but you will have experience within a HR department in a busy and diverse medium-to-large organisations. What you will need is the genuine desire to want to make a difference to our staff and customers, live our values and focus on outcomes by being an active member of the HR team.
We have achieved great things as a team and we now are looking for a HRBP who can contribute to the next phase of priorities - new ways of working, and supporting our employees and services.
In return you will be joining a supportive team and an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of residents and communities in our District. This role will be on a full-time basis, the HR team split their time between home and office.
We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.
TO APPLY A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/jobs/current-vacancies/
Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for completed applications is Monday 3 October at 9am and interviews will be held on 7 October.
We are currently working remotely for the foreseeable future when we anticipate returning to the office on a flexible basis which will still include work from home and flexi time opportunities but candidates should be within commutable distance of our offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire or able to attend meetings as required if further afield.
As an employer who values diversity of thought, we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next career opportunity on a full-time basis, and are a supportive employer, enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee-led environment.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits, including flexitime, to encourage a work life balance.
Our benefits include:
- A highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme Pension
- An array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing such as Mental Health First Aiders and access to our Employee Assistance Programme which includes financial guidance, wellbeing support and family counselling, amongst other services.
- Generous holiday entitlement dependent upon length of service
- Heavily discounted gym membership at our One Leisure Centres and Training Shed One Leisure
- Tailored learning and development on an individual basis including access to Bookboon which has over 1500 resources dedicated to development
- Career progression opportunities including apprenticeships of all levels
- Enhanced policies in many areas
- Flexi time & hybrid working (role permitting)
- Cycle to work scheme
- Occupational Health Programme
- Digital Parking Permit
- Long Service Award
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.