HR Business Partner

London (Greater)
£48,819 - £62,247 per annum
13 Nov 2020
06 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Employees are at the heart of everything the Councils do, and we have an exciting opportunity for a HR Business Partner to lead the delivery of HR Services to our Wandsworth Children’s Services Directorate.

Working as a senior manager, you will be the main link between the directorate and the HR Service, influencing decisions and the direction of both. Managing a small team of professional consultants/advisers, building strong relationships with senior leaders, you will deliver highly effective HR support.

You will also develop a deep understanding of the directorate’s business strategy to ensure you support managers to provide the best start in life to all our children and young people.  You will play a key role in developing and delivering the people elements of the Children’s Services Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action plan and other key projects.  

To be successful in this role, you should be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of current and future people issues affecting local government and the wider public sector
  • A deep understanding of employment law and HR best practice
  • Experience of coaching, supporting and influencing senior managers and HR staff in all aspects of people management
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to apply effectively the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion to all aspects of your role
  • A flexible approach to meet ever changing demands

To support you in this challenging but rewarding role, you will be able to benefit from a range of flexible working options.  This could include compressed hours, remote working, term time working and a generous holiday allowance of 39 days including paid bank holidays. 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact John Deakins, Head of HR Business Partnering (  

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Employee Benefits

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date: Sunday 6th December 2020

Shortlisting Date: w/c Monday 7th December 2020

Interview Date: w/c Monday 14th December 2020

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.