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Strategic HRBP - Oxford

Michael Page Human Resources
Oxford, England
£48000 - £51000 per annum + 30 days' holiday, hybrid working, etc
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Business Partner
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Job Details

Working for one of the world's elite business schools based in Oxford the role will be responsible for working strategically and proactively with senior leaders and managers within the business to enable them to deliver School and departmental strategy.

Client Details

One of the elite business schools of the world, embedded in the world's top University, and aspiring to be a model of purposeful leadership with a well-deserved reputation for excellence.


The role will be responsible for working strategically and proactively with senior leaders and managers within the business to enable them to deliver School and departmental strategy.

The development of a Workforce Plan will be one key outcome and the areas of responsibility will cover the full range of employee lifecycle and people issues, including facilitating organisational change, this may include redundancy and TUPE, attraction recruitment and retention strategies, working collaboratively to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion are central to all people issues, onboarding, induction, development.

Reward and recognition will also be a key people activity and the postholder will facilitate grading and remuneration in addition to other general issues relating to employment law and best practice.

The postholder will work closely and collaboratively with the Finance Business Partner for the area in supporting all leaders and managers across the business area.

In addition, there will also be some employee relations case work at all stages of the process.

HRBPs will develop and maintain strong and effective working relationships with all stakeholders and will provide coaching and training, briefing sessions for managers in their departments and contribute to policy development for all employees.

The HR OD team work with an in-house specialist teams in Resourcing and Talent Management HR Shared Services, Equality Diversity and Inclusion and Organisational Development.


Wide experience of advising line managers on the full range of staffing issues in a complex organisation (ideally within a unionised environment).

CIPD Level 7 qualification or willingness to work towards it.

Excellent judgement in HR matters with a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of employment law and good practice

Professional and proactive approach to enabling managers to achieve their objectives, through coaching, and the provision of HR advice that is prompt, persuasive, effective, and evaluates risk

Able to develop effective and constructive working relationships at all levels of the University and to influence events, particularly at the senior management level

First-hand experience of providing HR support for organisational change

Analytical thinking, innovation, and problem-solving ability equivalent to those derived from holding a good honours degree, membership of the CIPD, and wide professional experience

A keen awareness of the broader implications of specific HR matters in the context of a wide range of organisational environments

The ability to communicate concisely, effectively and persuasively in writing as well as orally

Excellent organisational skills, the ability to prioritise, and progress a high volume of complex issues to successful resolution

Good attention to detail

Job Offer

Hybrid working

Excellent working environment, easily accessible by train

30 days holiday

and much more!


Michael Page Human Resources is acknowledged as one of the leading recruitment companies for human resources with over 30 years of recruitment expertise and a team of specialist consultants based in offices nationwide.  If you’re looking for permanent or temporary job opportunities in human resources, let us use our extensive network and strong relationships to help you find you the next step in your career.

Michael Page Human Resources recruit HR roles nationwide, ranging from HR Administrator to Global HR Director and also within the specialist areas of HR including Learning & Development, Recruitment, Reward, and Talent.

We offer vacancies across executive, director, manager and junior levels with many of the UK’s leading companies. Our teams have specialist consultants that focus on permanent, interim and contract opportunities. Find out more about our consultants here.

To get started browse for human resources jobs or contact one of our offices directly to find out how our expertise could make a difference to your HR recruitment process.

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