HR Business Partner

Oxfam, Oxford, United Kingdom

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th February, 2020


Job Description

HR Business Partner (0197)

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

The Role

You will join a talented, supportive team going through a period of organisational change to provide generalist HR Business Partner support for an interim period, partnering with senior management and their wider teams to support the organisational transformation.

It will be a busy and varied role in which you will be involved in several areas of HR. Working across business units within Oxfam GB, you will act as a trusted advisor to managers and individuals across Oxfam, advising them in line with HR processes and policies.

As we have various assignments available, dependent on expertise, the role may work directly with our Employee Relations Team to support the resolution of employee resolutions issues. We will consider part time and flexible working arrangements.

What we are looking for

  • Demonstrable experience in a business-facing HR Generalist role
  • Change management experience, including communications, engagement, behavioural and cultural change
  • Good working knowledge of UK employment legislation and HR best practice
  • Experience of handling Employee Relations matters
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Strong numerical and data skills

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to contribute your HR expertise at a crucial time of organisational change. We offer fair pay and competitive benefits package. Our benefits includes:

  • A generous pension scheme
  • Enhanced annual leave entitlement
  • Flexible work options
  • Remote work options
  • Additional leave and family friendly policies
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Life assurance
  • A dedicated Employee Assistance Program

Our many other benefits you can access include:

  • Workplace Nursery (Oxford)
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Health cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme, and a wide range of staff discounts.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.


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