HR Business Partner

Oxfam GB, London, United Kingdom
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Job Summary

Job Description

Do you have good organisational planning skills and a proven ability to work with a large degree of independence?

Do you have proven track record of change management within a multi disciplinary and multi site organisation?

Do you have knowledge and understanding of working in an retail organisation, providing advice and support across remote teams?

If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you;

The Role

There are circa 1000 staff and 23,000 volunteers in our Trading Team, and it will be down to you to make sure the people in your region have all the HR support and guidance they need to thrive.

You’ll provide advice on a range of operational HR issues, including conduct and capability, performance management, volunteering and health & safety. You’ll also help to identify, design, deliver and evaluate learning and development interventions.

We’ll expect you to support our managers on a reactive and proactive basis, keeping them up to speed with employment legislation and our own HR policies, advising on recruitment and selection, and helping them to get the most out of their team. To enable easier access to the region, the role will be home-based.

What we are looking for

A CIPD qualification or equivalent is an absolute must and you’ll need to bring experience in another generalist HR role, ideally in a multisite environment – including managing a wide range of employee relations casework. A good working knowledge of employment legislation is essential, as is a solid understanding of performance management.

Flexible in your approach, you should have worked in another operational role and, having already provided HR support in a distant capacity, you won’t be phased by the travel a role like this involves. Change management experience is also important and the ability to become a business partner.

Please note this is a 9 months fixed term maternity cover position & interested candidates must have right to work & reside in the UK  in order to apply for this role.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate people with training and development opportunities, fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

How to apply  

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.