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Job id: 092245. Salary: £43,205 - £50,585 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 03 July 2024. Closing date: 16 July 2024.

Business unit: Human Resources. Department: People Partnering & Advisory.

Contact details: Emma Jones.

Location: Guy's Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

About Us

It’s an exciting time to join our HR Business Partnering team, as we have recently made some changes to the way we work to enable our team to deliver the best service to the University as well as providing opportunities to develop and grow within the team.

At King’s, Business Partners are the front face of HR, responsible for working with the Directorates and Faculties to align our vision and our people. Working with dedicated client groups, they act as a trusted partner, providing strategic advice, support and guidance on a full range of people matters.

About the Role

In our new structure, the newly-created Associate HR Business Partner roles will support our Senior HRBPs, playing a key role in providing HR support to a range of stakeholders across their client groups.

As an Associate HRBP, you’ll be responsible for leading on employee relations casework for your client groups, providing advice and guidance to managers on a range of formal and informal ER matters. You will need a strong understanding of employment law and best practice as well as the ability to assess risk and act commercially in advising on these matters.

Alongside managing ER matters, you’ll work alongside the Senior HRBPs to implement local and university-wide people initiatives, provide advice and guidance on HR matters to stakeholders and support on cross team initiatives and projects. This role will allow you to get involved in many different people projects, and is a great development opportunity for anyone looking to enhance their skills and knowledge within a friendly and supportive team.

There are five full time posts available (35 Hours per week). Four roles will be offered on an indefinite basis, and one role is fixed-term to cover maternity leave until March 2025.

The roles are hybrid and role holders will be expected to attend the office in Lavington Street (Southwark) as well as travelling to other King’s campuses in line with business needs.

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Demonstrable experience of managing a range of HR and employee relations issues within a large complex organisation
  2. Up to date knowledge of employment law and employment practice, with a sound judgement in HR and ER matters
  3. Experience of taking risk based / commercial approach to advice provided around HR matters
  4. Experience of managing a variety of ER case work and advising managers on a full range of employee relations issues
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to engage with stakeholders at a range of different levels
  6. Well organised, with the ability to prioritise effectively and deal calmly with deadlines and competing priorities
  7. Able to work on own initiative, with good attention to detail and a high level of accuracy

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience of working in a large, complex environment
  2. Experience of working in a unionised environment

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Early Closure Please note we reserve the right to close this advert early if we receive a high volume of applications, so we advise you to apply as soon as you can.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’  pages.

Interviews are due to be held on week commencing 29th July 2024.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.