Assistant HR Business Partner

Job Details

Swindon Borough Council are resourcing a new role as a Assistant HR Business Partner to provide HR support and assistance to the HR Operations team and give advice and guidance to
managers and staff. In doing so the role holder will build and develop effective working relationships with managers which will allow the role holder to have an impact in influencing and supporting managers to
achieve their local and the corporate objectives.


In consultation with the HRBP, provide managers and staff with appropriate advice and guidance
on Council policies, terms and conditions of employment and other HR related issues in
accordance with employment legislation.
 Support, coach, challenge and empower Directorate line managers in managing people issues
(e.g. Disciplinary, Grievance etc.)
 Dealing with local trade union (TU) representatives in relation to individual cases or local
collective issues; Build and maintain relationships with line managers, employees and TU
representatives across the Directorate(s) to ensure positive interactions and speedy resolution of
any issues that arise
 Responsible for screening all vacancies, identifying potential redeployment opportunities for
employees on the redeployment register and assist in matching them to suitable alternative jobs
across the Council.
 Undertake effective Job Evaluations, drawing on benchmarking data and ensuring a fair, consistent
and objective assessment
 Ensures senior Directorate stakeholders receive insight from their people data (e.g. sickness
reporting, grievance numbers etc.) To update the casework database (paper-based and electronic)
in an accurate and timely fashion and provide essential HR data for monitoring purposes as
 Finds solutions to problems relating to strategic, policy or legal constraints or requirements

Understands local issues in the Directorates and takes action based on the implications from a HR
 Ensures that relevant work is passed to the appropriate point in HR as required
 To advise on and participate in staff appointments where appropriate, ensuring that Council
procedures are followed in terms of the grading, advertising recruitment and selection of staff.
 To contribute to the overall development of the HR team including HR policy development and
 To undertake research as required and support the HRBP to prepare briefing papers as necessary.
 To maintain own continuing professional development and to liaise/network with other HR
practitioners as appropriate.
 To maintain and keep up to date with HR policies and procedures and to respond to queries from
managers and staff on terms and conditions of employment as appropriate.
 To ensure effective communication with colleagues across the Council and externally where
appropriate regarding work in progress, emerging trends, issues or problems.
 To participate in working groups as required and to attend other meetings on behalf of the HRBP
and the HR Operations team as required.
 Any other duties commensurate with the grade and purpose of the post

Payrate: £34.03 umbrella