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HR Business Partner

  • Full time
  • £29,562 – £33,688
  • Initially homebased and then based in the National Service, Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th October 2021

  • Advertised from 1st October 2021
  • Permanent. 37.5 hours per week


Reporting to the Head of HR, this role requires a generalist background with broad experience in all the HR areas of expertise and a working understanding of the HR partnering model. This role is a great opportunity for someone who is ready for the next step in their career, into a HR Business Partner role.

As our HR Business Partner you will support organisation effectiveness by developing and implementing solutions which are aligned to the business strategy. You will lead the HR vision, including role modelling great personal and team leadership, and take an active role in ensuring the HR operating model continues to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic organisation.

You will have an appreciation of Carr Gomm values: Choice, Control, Interdependence, Respect, Openness & Honesty Efficiency, Joint Working and Involvement, while developing a great understanding of the organisational goals and objectives for the people we support and all employees.

Responsibilities & Success Factors

Reporting to the Head of HR, this role requires a generalist background with a broad experience in all the HR areas of expertise and a working understanding of the HR partnering model.

You will build strong relationships throughout Carr Gomm and develop a deep knowledge of our operation, policies and strategic objectives.

You will provide a comprehensive HR service which guides, coaches and advises on a range of HR activities. You will also bring evidence-based practice and expertise into the organisation in the following areas:

  • Recruitment: developing and sustaining recruitment and retention initiatives and interventions.
  • Employee relations: providing advice, guidance and solutions with a pragmatic approach to risk and the law.
  • Absence management: providing person centred support and solutions to colleagues and people managers alike to achieve the best outcome; working with managers to find ways to improve the health and wellbeing of employees who are absent or struggling with their wellbeing.
  • Management Information: create and analyse detailed reports of HR data and trends for the business.
  • Organisational Development: Researching and implementing continual professional development good practice and accredited learning opportunities, including leadership programmes, to ensure employees get the best out of their development.
  • Change management: understanding and anticipating the need for change; building the case for change and managing the people impact.
  • HR Policies: developing, interpreting and implementing HR policies, to ensure they are best practice and compliant with employment law.

This post shall also have a key role in:

  • Working with L&D leaders to ensure high quality learning materials are consistently used throughout the organisation
  • Taking a lead role in our HR systems upgrade which is central to our ongoing digital transformation.

What we are looking for…

In our eyes, the best HR Professionals are proactive with a logical and organised mind, able to engender a collaborative style of working that inspires trust and confidence. You are a people person, able to effortlessly build professional relationships and communicate with staff of all ages, experiences and grades.

You will hold a professional HR qualification, or be qualified by experience at a senior level, and have an up to date working knowledge of current UK employment legislation and people management processes and policies. You will have excellent IT skills, particularly in Excel and Database Applications / HRIS along with exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

We are particularly interested in applicants with experience of working in the care sector.

Application notes

Please visit our website to apply

Closing date : 15th October 2021