Assistant HR Business Partner


£39k - £43k

Futures Recruitment Services are delighted to be supporting their client in Northampton to source an assistant HR business partner.  To be responsible for the delivery of expert, professional HR advice and coaching to managers within a designated service area, on all aspects of HR, in order to ensure that the organisation has excellent management of its employees and strong employee relations. 

Within this role, you will support the HR business partner in the delivery of a professional HR service that adds value and delivers effective business-focused solutions.

To drive the achievement of the organisation’s business and service plans by providing timely, expert, risk-informed HR advice on all organisational change activities including redundancy, restructuring, and TUPE to ensure the organisation has the right workforce to deliver its services.

Key Responsibilities for the Assistant HR Business Partner:

  • To provide professional HR advice to Managers to ensure that the service area has excellent management of its employees covering all aspects of performance, competence, conduct, and attendance. 

  • To supervise and coach HR Advisor(s) to ensure a high level of service to line managers, encouraging a good level of pace and a healthy level of risk is maintained in all advice.

  • To interpret and advise on the organisation’s employment policies, terms and conditions, and on employment law to ensure that the decisions taken achieve the service objectives in a cost-effective and a policy/ legally compliant way, taking a managed approach to risk.

  • To take a project management approach to the delivery of organisational change (redundancy, restructuring, and TUPE), working in partnership with the service managers to drive the HR aspects to ensure effective change management.

  • To manage all local consultation and negotiations with Trade Unions/Employee Representatives to achieve the organisations aims in the spirit of good employee relations and advising managers at the formal Consultative Forum with Trade Unions for the Service.

  • To coach, managers to undertake their employee management roles and to support the development, design, and delivery of management training on all aspects of employee relations to ensure that new managers are appropriately trained and that the standard of management is continuously improved across the organisation.

  • To support continuous improvement of the HR service to customers by seeking continuous feedback and professional development opportunities and inputting into the development and review of policies and procedures, working with colleagues across HR (Payroll, Learning and Development, Health and Safety and Policy & Workforce Strategy ) to deliver one HR service.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of equal opportunities and other people’s behavioral, physical, social, and welfare needs.


Experience and Qualifications required for the Assistant HRBP:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent and/or a management qualification.

  • CIPD qualifications to Level 7

  • To have worked successfully as an HR professional, providing advice and direction in HR and employee relations to senior managers and teams in a complex organisation.

  • Project management experience undertaking organisational change, the experience of matrix management in cross-service teams.

  • Experience in using and interpreting HR policies and procedures and the use of best practices with employment legislation and conditions of service.

  • Proficiency in an employee relations environment dealing with a variety of unions on complex issues which include restructuring and TUPE.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of employment law.

  • Ability to demonstrate experience of working within multidisciplinary teams. 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Presentation and training delivery skills.

  • Working in an agile, flexible way, capable of utilising technology to deliver business-focused solutions.

To discuss this opportunity in more detail - please contact Kirsty.  We are scheduling Zoom calls for candidates wishing to apply.  You are welcome to call outside of the hours. 

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and ability to perform the duties of the job. 

This vacancy is advertised by Futures Recruitment Services who operate as an employment agency. Due to the high volume of applications received we are not able to reply to each personally and should you not hear from us within 7 days this means your application was not successful on this occasion.

  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Futures Recruitment Services
  • Facebook

Futures Recruitment Services

52 South Street

Chichester, West Sussex

PO19 1DS


01243 839286

Monday - Friday 8.30 - 5.30pm

Email Us.