HR Partner - £47,000 - £54,000pa – Central London

  • Job Reference: 00000392-1
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Gray & Associates
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £47,000 to £54,000
  • Sector: Higher Education & Charity
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Contact: Christina Gray
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Job Description

HR Partner - £47,000 - £54,000pa - Central London


We are recruiting for an experienced HR Partner to join a leading research institute, located in Central London. The role holder will contribute to strategic initiatives, shape and translate HR plans and proactively contribute to the development and management of operational plans.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop strong professional relationships with senior Management.
  • Work proactively with senior academic staff and professional support teams to shape the people agenda and translate this into plans to be delivered.
  • To support, coach and influence managers in dealing with key people management and development issues including; recruitment, career planning and development, performance management, succession planning and a range of employee relations matters.
  • Provide professional advice, support managers on interpretation and implementation of all employee relations policies, and manage a portfolio of formal and informal employee relations casework in such areas as grievance, disciplinary, capability, ill health, performance management and severance related issues.
  • Participate in the development and management of operational plans, challenging the status quo, anticipating changes and the implications of wider organisational activity.
  • Champion organisational change and motivate designated academic faculty/support services to deliver the change agenda by providing consultancy advice on effective culture change programmes.
  • Lead discussions with designated academic faculty/support services and Trade Unions on organisational restructure and redesign where appropriate.
  • Lead designated academic faculty/support services on the interpretation and delivery of centrally led HR initiatives.
  • Provide clear and expert advice on a range of HR issues and ensure designated academic faculty/support services are aware of market conditions likely to impact on staff recruitment and development prospects.
  • Act as a conduit for specialist support from within the HR Department.
  • Share responsibility within the HR Department for developing the HR strategy and policies, and ensure that they represent leading-edge HR practice, improve organisational effectiveness, facilitate change and effect employee engagement.
  • To work closely with HR Recruitment and Operations team colleagues in order to provide an efficient and effective service to designated business areas.



  • Operating as a HR generalist within a complex environment.
  • Experience in the higher education sector.
  • An up-to-date knowledge of employment law and its application.
  • Significant experience of employee relations casework at informal and formal stages including advising on matters during investigation processes and at formal hearings.
  • Working with senior managers.
  • Leading on the HR provision for delivering business change programmes, in a complex and unionised organisation.
  • Successful strategy development and translating strategy into operational plans.
  • Successful achievement of targets and objectives.
  • Resource planning, job design to fulfil current and future business requirements.
  • Line management experience.
  • Using a network of key individuals to secure important business information and influence broad organisational change.
  • Leading edge HR services, principles and techniques and their application in complex organisations.
  • A business partnering approach to HR with the ability to identify business requirements and successfully apply these to people management practices.
  • Confidence in operating in an environment of change with the ability to use change management models/frameworks.
  • Well developed communication skills: verbal, written and in presentations. T
  • The ability to build and sustain effective professional working relationships within HR and the wider business environment.
  • The ability to coach managers and senior leaders to build their capacity, capability and confidence in dealing with people management and other HR related matters.


Gray & Associates is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.