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Deputy Human Resources Business Partner

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed term: 15 months (until 31st March 2023)
Part time - 30 hours per week (over 4 days)
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Royal Stoke
Royal Stoke
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Today at 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

DEPUTY HUMAN RESOURCES BUSINESS PARTNER (fixed term ending 31st March 2023)

Central Functions  / Estates, Facilities and PFI Division

Pay Band 6 -  30 hours per week £32,306 - £39,027 pa pro rata

This is an excellent career opportunity for a HR Professional wishing to build on a broad base of existing experience to move to the role of Deputy Human Resources Business Partner (DHRBP), Central Functions / Estates, Facilities and PFI Division.    

This post is based at Royal Stoke but there is a requirement to travel to County, Stafford to support Divisional Teams.

Main duties of the job

The DHRBP will work with HR Directorate colleagues to contribute to the delivery & implementation of operational Employee Relations objectives outlined within the HR Strategy & Annual Delivery Plan.  The role will also involve effective contract performance management associated with the HR elements of the PFI Contract.  

You will have demonstrable experience at HR Advisor/Deputy level & a demonstrable track record in providing a proactive client centred HR service. You will have a breadth of experience in dealing with employee relations issues & in being solution focused to support required business aims.  You will ideally have a working knowledge of managing change (including TUPE) in a demanding environment.  You will hold a post-graduate CIPD qualification or equivalent & your capability to develop further will be a major factor in our decision making. 

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please see contact information details

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Evidence of personal professional development
  • • Post graduate CIPD qualification or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • • Demonstrable experience at Advisor / Deputy HR Manager level, with a track record of dealing with issues in a complex environment
  • • Awareness and experience with organisational policies and procedures
  • • Good working knowledge of Employment Legislation.
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Further details / informal visits contact

Yvonne Davies
Job title
Divisional HR Business Partner
Email address

If you have problems applying, contact

University Hospitals of North Midlands - Royal Stoke
Springfield Building, Floor 2 (Trust HQ)
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent
Office: 01782 671437 OR VOIP: 01782 228396