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HR Business Partner

Up to £36,137 (pro-rata) per annum, pay award pending
Up to 30 hours a week, open to flexible working patterns. Home-working with an expectation of office working one day a week
Vacancy type
Closing date
Interview date

About Us

North Hertfordshire is a large rural district with approximately 125,000 residents with four historic towns, Hitchin, Baldock, Royston and Letchworth Garden City. The Council has a clear vision: We put people first and deliver sustainable services, to enable a brighter future together.

Why work with us?

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in our recruitment practices and in our employment policies. We want our employees to feel safe to express themselves and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of talents. We are dedicated to promoting a healthy work/life balance, valuing our employees, and enabling them to make a difference to the local community.

Our benefits include:

  • Flexible working options including flexi-time scheme and home-working
  • Continued professional development supported and professional subscriptions paid
  • Local Government Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (18% employer contribution)
  • Generous annual leave, including Christmas close-down period
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Free parking permit for office use
  • Discounts, including 50% off gym membership

Your Role

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced HR professional, qualified at CIPD Level 5, looking to progress their career and join a friendly collaborative team. You will have experience of advising managers on HR matters, supporting change management, and managing absence. You will also be proactive, have excellent communication skills, and be able to coach others.

The HR Business Partners work closely with managers providing HR advice and support to ensure the effective application of HR policies. The role offers good variety including analysis of HR data, developing HR policies and occasional project work.

Closing date: 17th April 2023 at 12:00pm

Interview date: 27th April 2023

Further information:

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Jo Keshishian, HR Operations Manager on 01462 474314, or Rebecca Webb HR Services Manager on 01462 474481.

How to apply

To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date. 

Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

As a Council committed to equality and diversity, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Disabled people who meet the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

To apply, please follow the link below to our online recruitment service:

If you have any questions or require assistance, please email and one of our team will respond to you.

Guidance on completing the application form

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.

Please read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information. Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date. In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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Person specification

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