HR Business Partner - RCN01494

Human Resources | RCN Cardiff Gate Office | £41,400 pro rata

Contract type: Permanent

At the Royal College of Nursing we’re an optimistic organisation. And we’ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with around 450,000 members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too. We’re also accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

HR Business Partner

17.5 hours per week (Mon, Tues and Wed AM)
Cardiff, Permanent

This is a fantastic opportunity for forward thinking HR professionals to join our progressive award winning HR team. As a HR Business Partner, you’ll use your positive attitude, HR and OD knowledge and your communication and influencing skills to support our senior and middle managers to achieve our shared organisational objectives.

In particular, you will implement HR systems, processes and practice that support the RCN’s strategic aims and operational plans. You will design, develop and implement solutions across the breadth of HR & OD activity that address actions emanating from your insights, supporting our senior managers to anticipate and respond to organisational issues.

Every day will be filled with possibilities as you find new ways to shape change and nurture the development of the business by delivering a robust and proactive HR service. As a senior member of the HR Operations Team, you’ll oversee employment relations cases within your nominated business units, directly working with managers in the resolution of complex issues and supporting your HR Adviser to do the same. You will provide confidential advice and guidance and assist with the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of local and organisational change.

We expect you to look after your colleagues and customers. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working and annual leave.

You will be an excellent communicator who is confident at expressing your own point of view in challenging circumstances; and skilled at both fostering constructive working relationships with management and building genuine partnership with trade unions.

Possessing an excellent working knowledge of across the breadth of the CIPD profession map, you will hold a Level 7 qualification in HR Management or equivalent and ideally be a CIPD member.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything’s possible.

Please note, that due to Covid-19, while we are trying our best to accommodate our Assessment Centres and Interviews on the dates outlined in our adverts, we may need to be flexible about how and when we run our Recruitment processes for the time being. We are currently running Assessments and Interviews remotely should we need to, in accordance with Government advice, so if you envisage any issues with accessing a computer, webcam or a sufficient internet connection for a video call, then please do highlight this in your Supporting Statement. We will of course do all we can to ensure you have the best experience in applying to work with us during this challenging period.

Should we receive a suitable number of applications for this post after a week of posting this advert, this vacancy may close early, before the closure date stated below.

For more information, or for an informal discussion, please contact Donna-Marie Evans, HR Business Operations Manager on 029 2054 6469

For more information on the recruitment & selection, process, including any adjustments, please contact

Opening Date: 01 June 2021
Closing Date: Midnight on 14 June 2021
Assessment Centre Date: 24 June 2021
Interview date: 02 July 2021

Interview date: 02/07/2021

Contracted hours: 17.5

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