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People Business Partner

Professional Services

Directorate of People and Culture

Salary:  £46,974 to £54,395 per annum pro rata
  21.75 Hours per week - 0.6 FTE
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 18 July 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  HR0166376

University of Bradford 

At the University of Bradford, our focus is on creating the conditions for social, cultural, and economic impact. We are committed to social inclusion. Our work to expand opportunity and enable students to reach their potential, has led to us topping the Social Mobility Index of English universities for the last two years. Our University Strategy sets out our ambitions for 2025, which we will achieve by using our proud heritage as a springboard and remaining steadfast in our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. 

Position Overview

We are seeking a talented strategic People Business Partner to join our team. In this role, you will partner with senior stakeholders in a dedicated business area or faculty and contribute to the successful delivery of key People projects.

Key Responsibilities:

Faculty / Directorate Partnership: You will collaborate closely with the designated faculty / directorate leadership team to understand their unique needs, challenges, and objectives. Supported by a People Advisor, you will be the go-to People expert for the faculty, providing strategic guidance on key people matters including people plans, workforce planning, and any change initiatives.

People Projects: You will drive People projects with a focus on continuous improvement and employee engagement. 

Data-Driven Decision Making: You will utilise People metrics and data analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement, and present actionable insights to the faculty leadership team.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Proven experience as a People Business Partner or in a similar role, preferably in an educational institution or other relevant industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of People policies, procedures, employment laws, and best practices.
  • Experience in leading People projects.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities effectively.
  • A commitment to upholding and promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in all practice.

Informal enquiries prior to application may be made to Kamila Morawiecka-Watkins, Head of People Business Partnering,  who would welcome a conversation with potential candidates. Please contact Belinda Hulme, People Administrator ( to make arrangements.

In Return we Offer: 

  • 30 days annual leave and 13 statutory and customary days (taken at Easter and Christmas). 
  • Family-friendly policies 
  • Great campus facilities including: 
  • Unique fitness centre 
  • Eye clinic 
  • Physiotherapy & sports rehabilitation, 
  • Counselling & mental health services 
  • On site nursery 
  • Food & drink outlets 
  • Generous employer contribution pension schemes
  • Generous benefit schemes, including car leasing, cycle to work, holiday purchase, home & technology scheme and shopping discounts. Find more information about the many other benefits, including salary sacrifice schemes and campus nursery.

Applicants are asked to provisionally hold 24 July, 1 August and 7 August for interviews

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Confronting Inequality : Celebrating Diversity

At the University of Bradford we accept people for who they are regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or socio-economic background and whether you’re pregnant or on maternity leave.  

In line with the University’s commitment to equality charters including Athena Swan, Race Equality Charter, Disability Confident and Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme, we welcome applications from people identifying with these characteristics.  The University has a number of staff networks which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff who hold these and other identities.



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