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Assistant HR Business Partner - 9 Month Fixed Term Contract

Location: West Bristol
Posted: 13/05/2022

Salary: £32,673 per annum
Job Type: Permanent

Are you looking for a new challenge within a professional and supportive HR Advisory Team?

Do you have previous HR experience and/or your CIPD Level 5 or above?


We are excited to be recruiting for one of the South West’s most established public sector organisations. Working as part of a busy HR Advisory Team as an Assistant HR Business Partner, you’ll be providing support and advice to managers on issues including business change, selection and retention of staff, contracts of employment, and performance management (just to name a few)!

While initially a 9-month fixed term contract, this Assistant HR Business Partner role is an amazing opportunity for you to get your foot in the door, as there may be permanent opportunities in the team and wider business. If you do a good job, they won’t want to lose you!

As an Assistant HR Business Partner, you will be required to work 30-37 hours a week Monday to Friday, with flexibility between the hours of 8.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.  There is plenty of parking, a subsidised gym and restaurant, and even a Costa onsite!  Please note, that while this role can be performed predominantly from home, you will need to travel to the office in Portishead as required.  

Daily duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Providing advice, guidance, and support to managers on the effective management of key employee issues
  • Leading and supporting projects, acting as a subject matter in relation to service delivery and best HR practice
  • Developing policies and systems to support innovation in the organisation including research, engagement with colleagues, and analysis of findings
  • Taking an active part in HR processes including attendance, capability, and disciplinary meetings as appropriate
  • Advising management on the fairness of action taken and making decisions in relation to disciplinary outcomes
  • Working in partnership with HR colleagues, line manager, employees, and senior leaders


The successful candidate should have:

  • Proven experience of advising on casework, implementing new and amended policies and procedures, and analysing and utilising management information
  • CIPD Level 5 or above and/or up to date knowledge of employment law and recognised HR practice in a complex operating environment
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to influence others and adapt to different settings
  • Ability to work independently to deliver projects and review processes and policies


If this sounds like your cup of tea, then please apply or get in touch today to find out more!