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HR Business Partner

  • Full time
  • £37,030
  • Sheffield or Edinburgh based with regular travel throughout England and Scotland
  • Closing 27th January 2020

  • Advertised from 14th January 2020
  • Plus excellent benefits


Closing date: 27 January 2020 at 11:30pm

We're looking for an accomplished Human Resources professional with a firm grasp of employment law, to join us as a HR Business Partner and advise and support on People initiatives and complex HR issues.

Our People Directorate is responsible for developing and implementing people management objectives across Shelter and its trading company - STL. We also partner Shelter's various directorates and departments to ensure we provide tailored, pragmatic and robust people management solutions to business challenges. In particular, we support and advise our 1,250+ staff on employee relations issues and ensure HR policies and procedures are developed and evaluated. We also manage restructures and transfers, employee engagement, talent management, reward and recognition, staff development and recruitment, payroll processes, internal communications and volunteering. Put simply, you can expect plenty of challenges ahead.

About the role

As HR Business Partner, your role will involve partnering the organisation to understand business needs and advise on People initiatives that support the delivery of our business objectives. It will also involve working with other Business Partners in the wider People directorate to deliver cultural and structural change management initiatives that have been tailored for the needs of the business. Supporting the Head of HR Business Partnering in the continued development and delivery of a wider People plan will be important too, as will working with L&OD colleagues to create, deliver and evaluate training.

About you

To succeed, you'll need an HR qualification (ideally CIPD) or an equivalent level of experience that includes working at HR Business Partner/Senior HR Officer level within a charitable organisation. We'll also be looking for a strong understanding across a broad spectrum of HR specialisms & functions and a significant experience of HR legislation, consultation and change combined with proven experience of using data and insight to influence decision-making. You're proactive, customer-focused and what's more, you enjoy working collaboratively for the good of a business and are great at building a network of good relationships and developing a thorough understanding of an organisation, as well as the wider sector.


We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Application notes

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