HR Business Partner


23rd January 2022

Part-time: 22.2 hours per week

Closing Date: 23 January 2022

Interview Date: 4 February 2022

We are currently recruiting for a HR Business Partner to join our successful team. This post will play a significant role in the University’s success, supporting the Executive Director of Human Resources and the wider HR team.

The Business Partnering teamwork in partnership with University Faculties and Professional Services supporting them in the execution of managing, recruiting, developing and motivating their staff and enhancing job performance.

We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

About You

We are looking for an exceptional, proactive HR Business Partner who has proven expertise in relation to all aspects of HR and the employee life-cycle. The successful candidate must demonstrate a customer-focused approach to all activities to ensure that HR interventions are delivered which promote the University’s Strategic Plan and its commitment to being an employer of choice.

To apply, you must have a thorough understanding of contemporary HR practice. You will have the ability to quickly build positive working relationships with key stakeholders and use your excellent interpersonal skills to align the HR priorities and approach to that of our Customers and the University overall.



CIPD Level 7 qualification or equivalent experience.

Evidence and commitment to continuing professional development.


A degree or equivalent experience.


Human Resources are responsible for the development of the University’s HR policies, strategies and procedures covering all aspects of people management, recruitment and selection, pay and conditions, management development and employment relations. The department is made up of the following teams: Corporate, Business Partnering, Payroll and Staff Development.

About Us

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

Right to Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

For information and to apply please visit the website