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HR Business Partner

  • Employer: United Colleges Group
  • Reference: HR/23/251000
  • Published: Mon 07/08/2023, 10:03 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 26/09/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £40,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: United Colleges Group, Paddington Green Campus, Paddington Green, London , Corporation of London, Westminster

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HR Business Partner

HR Business Partner

1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £42,896- £46,133 inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

We are seeking ambitious, outstanding candidates to join our teaching staff at United Colleges Group. We are a forward-thinking education provider and our mission is to deliver outstanding, world class education and skills. 

Who we are

UCG provides education to over 11,000 learners a year, including 16–18-year-olds, adults, apprentices, and students with high needs.

With an annual turnover of over £50m, we are one of the top 20 largest college groups in the UK. We offer education and training in almost all vocational areas at a variety of levels for a wide range of learners of all ages and starting points.

Our students UCG attracts students from across London and beyond. Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds. In the academic year 2022-23, we enrolled more than 3500 full time 16-18 students, 8,000 adult learners and over 450  apprentices across our Group. UCG currently enrol 250+ HE students per year, across 4 campuses onto 12 courses from STEM subjects (Science, Construction, Engineering, and Computing) to Business, Music and Professional Qualifications.

We have around 1,000 dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic staff who always put the needs of our students first and we are now looking for an experienced HR Business Partner to join our cohort of dedicated staff.

Our mission is to provide all our learners with the very best knowledge and to break down any barriers to learning. We pride ourselves on enabling our learners to meet their individual needs and aspirations and we deliver a learning experience that is unique, enjoyable and rewarding.


About You

The HR Business Partner will be an enthusiastic and highly efficient, organised person with the ability to work as part of a team and capable of multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment, while mentoring and coaching managers in the application of HR policies and practices. The HR Business Partner will be expected to provide advice, support and guidance to managers on the full range of standard and complex employee relations and casework with an emphasis on improving performance management.

The HR Business Partner will carry out proactive intervention at an informal level and provide training and support for managers to drive forward a performance management culture. The HR Business Partner will work closely with managers on tracking and maintaining the staffing establishment and effective workforce planning, taking into account the changing curriculum delivery needs. You will be expected to set up, develop and implement new processes and systems reviewing and improving standard letters, forms and checklists for employee relations and recruitment issues, ensuring high standards of service delivery and quality standards.

The HR Business Partner will;

  • Be a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Have extensive experience working in a Senior HR Generalist role
  • Have experience leading on and managing employee relations casework with minimal supervision
  • Experience consulting with trade unions or employee representatives, regarding individual casework
  • Extensive experience advising and mentoring stakeholders and line managers on HR policies and procedures
  • Have the ability to interpret employment legislation and advise line managers of its implications effectively
  • Have the ability to communicate clearly, effectively and with confidence to a range of audiences orally and in writing
  • Be able to work under pressure and prioritise workloads

How to Apply

If you’re ready to join a Group that has the resources to develop the talents of both students and staff, you can find more information on this role and details on how to apply by visiting our dedicated recruitment microsite

Alternatively, you can e-mail us on for more information, quoting the job reference.

The College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be subject to full-vetting procedures including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services Check.

Closing date: 29th August 2023