HR Business Partner Ref 1405

School/department: Human Resources 
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Fixed Term Contract for 12 months to cover Maternity absence 
Reference: 1405 
Salary: starting at £33,199 and rising to £39,609 per annum
Placed on: 4 July 2019 
Closing date:  18 July 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP

Please note: Previous applicants need not apply.

Job description

As a member of the Human Resources Business Partnering team, you will provide expert business partnering provision in relation to developing effective people management practice across the University in support of its strategic and operational plans. 

You will contribute to an inclusive and high performance culture through the development of excellent business partnering activity, working closely with managers, HR colleagues, trade unions and the Student Union. 

You will initiate business partnering advice and support, and provide expert advice to HR colleagues and managers up to Executive level.

You will have a successful HR track record, with demonstrable experience of performing effectively in a similar position at a senior practitioner level within a complex and diverse organisation involving significant business partnering experiences as well as organisational development. 

You will have a strong understanding of business partnering, excellent influencing and a proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects.  It is essential that you have exceptional communication skills with influential ability, flexibility and a high level of professionalism.

Furthermore, you will have the aptitude for identifying opportunities for beneficial organisation change and the capability to analyse and distil complex information and data.

You will employ the highest standards of integrity, exercising good judgement and a person-centred approach to your role.

This role offers you the opportunity to make a real impact, using your professional skills within a stimulating environment and contributing positively to a high-performing team.

Download job description and person specification Ref 1405 [PDF 109.09KB]

How to apply

We will accept CVs instead of the application form (attached below) on this occasion. To apply:

You may either submit a copy of a CV or Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB], and also a personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your CV or completed application and the personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your CV/application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

See our terms and conditions summary for Administrative Staff and Other related faculty [DOC 37.00KB]

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