HR Business Partner

Grade G (Salary range £30,439 – £34,130 per annum, pro rata 1 FTE)
01 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021
Job Function
Human Resources
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

21 Hours (0.6 FTE), Fixed term contract (6 months)

We are one of the largest partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a partnership of 13 colleges and research institutions comprising Scotland’s newest university.

As the UK’s leading tertiary education provider, we deliver both further education and higher education courses and that makes us different from traditional institutions. Through an innovative approach to learning and some of the best online learning technologies, we offer our students the complete learner journey, where they have choice and flexibility to study from access level right through to PhD.

Inverness College UHI is at the heart of the community. Working closely with businesses and stakeholders, our curriculum and research capacity is designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of industry and support the strengths and ambitions of the region. Through a personalised approach, we help our students discover their right path, providing them with a combination of qualification and job-ready skills to succeed in the workplace. Inverness College UHI has locations at Inverness Campus and also the Scottish School of Forestry (Balloch), a growing hub for research, innovation and enterprise set within a 215 acre site.  

We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated member of staff to work with us as a HR Business Partner on a fixed term basis.

Working as part of the Human Resources team and reporting directly to the Human Resources Manager, you will deliver a comprehensive, professional and proactive HR service aligned to business areas that supports the operational and strategic needs of the college to ensure that we continue to grow and develop as a modern tertiary institution.

Working as an HR Business Partner, you will

  • Support line managers in the development of their HR responsibilities that are in line with Inverness College UHI policy, best practice and employment legislation.
  • Build capabilities, plan and manage approaches that continue to improve business excellence, achieves shared organisational goals and ensures we continue to develop a successful organisation underpinned by our ambition and culture.

Key Responsibilities include Recruitment and Talent Management, Employee Relations and Casework, HR PI’s and Quality Improvement and Business Partnering and Projects.

The successful candidate will have substantial generalist, practical, front line HR experience with a solid understanding of the many different responsibilities of the function. This will include experience of coordinating, managing and resolving a diverse caseload including absence management, grievance, discipline and performance improvement. In addition, you will have demonstrable experience managing and co-ordinating the full recruitment and selection service.

Applicants will have the ability to work well as part of a team and communicate effectively at all levels. You will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a varied workload to meet department deadlines whilst ensuring that all work is of a professional standard.

Successful candidates will hold a degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline and/or relevant experience of working in a similar role. In addition, you will be CIPD professionally recognised and willing to continually develop your professional skills and qualifications.

Please note: the successful post holder will need to pass a satisfactory PVG Scheme check through Disclosure Scotland prior to commencing employment.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 18 April 2021

Shortlisting will take place on Monday 19 April 2021

Interviews will take place online on Monday 26 April 2021

Requests for feedback after interview are welcomed, unfortunately this is not available at the shortlisting stage.


Please apply via the link.