HR Business Partner

Posted 13 days agoExpires in 10 days
£39,289 - £42,246 per year, after probation

Main Responsibilities

  • To provide practical HR advice and support to customers to enable them to effectively manage their teams and staff to deliver their business objectives
  • Build effective relationships with managers and directors by understanding their role, area of expertise and remit so as to provide practical HR solutions and promote a positive profile of HR
  • To support change initiatives across the customer base by working closely with managers and Bishops to identify business problems and the solutions needed, through to practical delivery and implementation
  • Work closely with the HRIS project ream to ensure that HR policies and processes are mapped across to the new system, ensuring compliance checks are incorporated in new system
  • Coach managers on both a 1:1 basis and in group training sessions to practically implement HR policies in order to manage absence, discipline, capability and grievance issues within their teams
  • Promoting and modelling the NCI belonging and inclusion work amongst managers, ensuring follow up where behaviours do not align with our aspirations
  • Aid managers to review their team structures, devise new roles and accompanying job profiles. Liaise with managers on carrying out structural change, ensuring HR best practice is adopted and followed.
  • Evaluate new and existing roles to assess salary and banding and, working with the reward team, use benchmarking tools to verify salary level when appropriate
  • With HR colleagues, compile and deliver training on a host of HR topics for NCI colleagues, Bishop’s staff and Diocesan staff in response to training needs and requirements.
  • Lead on HR projects and initiatives as directed by Head of HR Operations and support wider team in the delivery of key projects.
  • Keep up-to-date with employment legislation and best practice; take ownership of your continuing professional development
  • As appropriate provide learning opportunities to the HR Administrators to develop their HR knowledge and skill base (shadowing meetings, taking notes, explaining HR scenarios and live cases).



  • A ‘can do’ outcome focused attitude and approach
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Able to work effectively within a team and understands the impact of their actions on colleagues
  • Effective influencing and negotiating skills and when appropriate, challenges with tact and diplomacy.
  • A pro-active approach to work and problem solving, and the ability to spot and deal with issues as they occur
  • Empathetic and discreet when dealing with sensitive matters
  • A broad range of interpersonal skills in order to manage a variety of issues and situations fairly and professionally
  • Ability to understand and process high volumes of information
  • A confidence with the latest technology and able to use technology intuitively.
  • Sensitivity to the different cultures, traditions and activities within the Church and the need to maintain a consistent approach to clergy and non-clergy HR matters across dioceses


  • Recent HR advisory experience gained in an employee focused role or function
  • Extensive experience of providing HR guidance and support to managers and senior personnel
  • Previous experience of using data to inform decision making
  • Previous experience of managing change
  • Providing effective and pragmatic solutions to a wide range of people management issues
  • Up to date knowledge of good HR practice and employment law
  • Experience of managing a high volume of casework and HR queries


  • CIPD qualified or equivalent and demonstrable HR experience



  • Experience of carrying out reward projects or oversight of rewards package
  • An understanding of the NCIs structure and the wider Church of England structure

We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.

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We follow these three values in everything we do, whether we are of Christian faith, another faith or no faith. To learn more about working for National Church Institutions and our benefits, please click here

As a Disability Confident Leader, we actively look to attract, recruit and retain those of you who are disabled.

As a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome applications from those of you who have served in our Armed Forces and their families.

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to ensuring that everyone, job applicants, customers and other people with whom we deal, are treated fairly and not subject to discrimination. We will do whatever is necessary to provide genuine equality of opportunity. We continuously review our policies and processes to support our aim to create a workforce as diverse as the nation the Church of England serves.