Assistant HR Business Partner

Client: Northamptonshire Children Trust

Location: Northampton – with hybrid/flexible opportunities

Salary: £40,949 - £44,911

Closing date: Monday, 10 October 2022 11:30

Assistant HR Business Partner

£40,949 - £44,911

Northampton – with hybrid/flexible opportunities

About us

We’re Northamptonshire Children’s Trust, an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in November 2020 to deliver children’s services to both North and West Northamptonshire Councils. Our ambition is to improve the lives of children and their families, with a focus on ensuring a positive impact on those most in need of protection and care. Operationally independent from the Councils, we have a unique opportunity to be more agile and adaptable in our approach to delivery, and to explore new ways of working. We’re developing a culture that allows the highest standard of service to flourish so that we can consistently deliver the best outcomes for children, young people and our community.

About the role

As an Assistant HR Business Partner, you’ll provide expert HR advice and coaching to managers, to ensure strong employee relations. With HR services knowledge and experience, you’ll support the HR Business Partner to deliver a professional HR service that adds value to the trust. This is a great opportunity to lead in best practice and embed innovative ways of working, so you’ll need strong communication skills and a proven track record of implementing improvements in HR service delivery.

Taking a managed approach to risk, you’ll interpret and advise on our employment policies, and employment law, to ensure decisions are taken in a cost effective, legally complaint way. You’ll provide risk-informed advice on redundancy and restructure, ensuring we have the best workforce to deliver our services. Plus, you’ll support the design, development and delivery of training, ensuring all managers are set up to provide the highest standard in team management. Most importantly, you’ll support the continuous improvement of the HR service and continuously promote best practice.

This post is predominantly office based but may sometimes include travel within and beyond the County boundaries.

Working for the Children’s Trust

When you work with us, we’ll expect a lot from you, but there’s also a lot you’ll get in return. As well as a generous holiday entitlement and a fantastic employee discount scheme, we also offer additional maternity leave options and the chance to be part of the local government pension scheme. Plus, we’re committed to building a skilled, knowledgeable and flexible workforce, that promotes innovation and strives for continuous improvement – so you’ll benefit from great training, as well as loads of development opportunities. Join us and you’ll be part of an inclusive, supportive environment where you’re empowered to make good professional decisions and take your career to new heights.

For a confidential discussion please contact our recruitment partners at Penna: or call 07709 509 097

Closing Date: Monday 10th October 11.30am

Interview Date: w/c 24th October