Human Resources Business Partner, County Durham

Up to £37,458 plus benefits.

Posted 2 months ago | ref: 273627

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Protocol is working closely with a Further Education college based in Durham to help recruit for a motivated and enthusiastic Human Resources Business Partner.  We are looking for experienced candidates who assist the HR Director to provide a proactive and effective support and advisory HR service for all departments across the college. The role will involve working with both curriculum and business support team to provide generalist HR advice and guidance. 

The role:

  • Full-time/perm, Mon-Fri, starting asap, up to £37,458 plus benefits depending on candidate.
  • HR Partnering with your designated departments, encompassing all facets of HR. such as providing advice and guidance on employment matters, recruitment, performance management and Attendance Management.
  • Assist with coaching and developing managers skills in regard to HR related issues including policies.
  • Take a lead on College wide projects to support health and wellbeing, equality, diversity and inclusion and general staff development.
  • Provide a dedicated HR Business Partner service in relation employee relations matters. Ensuring professional relationships are developed across all areas of the college.
  • Support the development and maintenance of a performance management culture. Advising and supporting managers on capability-related casework and advising and guiding managers through the relevant policies.
  • Advise and support managers on restructuring issues, including support with redundancy, redeployment, and early retirement cases, in accordance with the College policy and employment legislation.
  • Support the management of casework, relating to sickness absence. This includes making recommendations, giving advice and support to managers, liaising with Occupational Health, case review meetings and ultimately dismissal hearings.
  • Support and advice manager in regards the Attendance management Police and related formal meetings
  • Update, maintain and provide up to date sickness absence information for all relevant management meetings.
  • Oversee the end-to-end recruitment process and the HR Assistant in relation to your designated departments
  • Oversee the day-to-day duties of the HR Assistant
  • Advice managers on effective recruitment and selection practices including adverts, job descriptions and attending interviews.
  • Full compliance with safer recruitment processes, ensuring all preemployment checks are carried out, of a satisfactory standard and appropriately recorded.
  • Review all contracts prior to issue and ensure accurate terms and conditions are being issues
  • Manage the end of fixed term contracts to ensure termination and re-deployment procedures are adhered to.
  • Support the colleges on boarding and induction processes.
  • Support Managers to effectively manage probation periods thought to termination if required.
  • Maintain and update the HR system with all employment changes and ensure that all pay related instructions and changes are prepared and recorded, informing the Payroll Officer in reasonable time for the monthly payroll run.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring the employee resignation process is appropriately managed.
  • To prepare regular and ad hoc management information reports in relation to all relevant HR Processes.
  • Assist the HR Director in the development and delivery of the policies, procedures, and the College HR Strategy.
  • Maintain and update computerised and manual records and provide information in respect of returns, as required by external agencies. Ensuring the accurate recording of personal, employment, payroll and staffing establishment information.
  • Initiate policy and procedure reviews in line with employment law, ensuring that basic amendments to policies are made in line with revised statutory requirements.
  • Keep abreast of developments in employment legislation and case law and be proactive in ensuring that managers are appropriately briefed on relevant changes and new legislation.
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
  • Undertake any other duties, appropriate to the grade of the post, as required from time to time.

The person:

We are therefore seeking passionate individuals with a background in Human Resources ideally within an educational setting.  

Have you got what it takes? 

  • Relevant academic and professional experience.
  • CIPD L5+ qualified.
  • Outstanding organisational and communication skills.   
  • Level 2 Maths & English.  
  • A positive approach to learner engagement and progress.

If this sounds like you or something you could be interested in; Hit apply now to speak to one of the consultants! 

As a Disability Confident business we warmly encourage applications from people with disabilities. Protocol is committed to offering opportunities to people from diverse communities. If you have specific requirements or adjustments please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.

About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The Legal Bit

Protocol National ltd trading as Protocol are acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Protocol is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.