Business Partner - People and Culture

Cranfield University
February 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,337 to £41,406
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Business Partner - People and Culture


Cranfield University


People and Culture

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.

Contract type



Full time starting salary is in the range of £37,337 to £41,406 per annum with potential progression to £51,298 per annum

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  • 4743 - JD & Person Spec.pdf (PDF, 568.78kb)
  • Role Description

    An excellent opportunity has arisen for a commercially focused HR professional to join our team. You will deliver a partnering service to key stakeholders in our academic areas, providing business focussed advice, support and guidance across a broad range of People and Culture topics.

    About the Role

    In this role you will be aligned to supporting our Aerospace Theme, within the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing. You will proactively business partner with and act as a trusted advisor to stakeholders and employees, providing support, guidance, coaching and mentoring across a variety of People and Culture related topics such as recruitment, complex employee relations cases, learning and development, attendance, wellbeing and performance and development matters. You will also manage fixed term expiry and provide advice and guidance on policies and procedures.

    In addition to this you will also contribute to wider University People and Culture initiatives, including input to policy and procedures, and delivery of key projects as required. You will develop trusted relationships with a diverse group of employees and managers, including the senior leadership team within the Theme and School.

    About You

    You will have relevant and demonstratable experience as a HR Generalist or HR Business Partner gained in a client-facing environment and be CIPD qualified. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating your ability to develop and maintain key relationships with your stakeholders. You will be pragmatic, adaptable and persuasive, having the ability to challenge and constructively engage with managers to ensure appropriate action is adopted.

    You will be a team player but also comfortable working independently. A key part of this role is the ability to demonstrate a high degree of resilience, emotional intelligence and being able to deal with ambiguity.

    About Us

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

    The People and Culture function provides a framework for the management and development of our people and organisation which underpins the University's strategic plan and objectives. This includes attraction and recruitment, talent management and development, policy development, employee relations, inclusion and diversity, organisational change, performance enhancement and general People and Culture operational management.

    Our Values and Commitments

    Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

    We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

    Working Arrangements

    Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

    How to apply

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Jen Blaney, Senior Business Partner-People and Culture (E): [email protected]

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: [email protected]. Please quote reference number 4743.

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 19 February 2024

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