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HR Business Partner - Springfield, Essex, United Kingdom,

CHP are an award winning, people focused organisation based in Chelmsford, Essex, and we are hiring. We have been providing more homes for people unable to rent or buy privately since March 2002 and we aim to build a home a day - 365 new homes per year.

We are looking for a HR Business Partner on a 12-15 month Fixed Term Contract (To start any time between now and the end of the year) to adopt a business partnering approach in contributing to the implementation of the HR strategy by delivering an effective HR service across a wide range of generalist responsibilities. This will include employee resourcing, reward/retention, change management, employee relations, employment legislation, performance management and HR information systems.

Our commitment to our people has been recognised for a number of prestigious awards. In 2018 we were ranked a Top 100 Not-For-Profit Organisation to Work for by the Sunday Times and were named one of the Top 25 organisations within our industry. With wellbeing being one of our top priorities, we aim to help our employees achieve a successful work/life balance with free and subsidised sports classes, free fruit and refreshments, discounted gym membership and a cycle to work scheme!


  • Collaborate with colleagues to support the end-to-end recruitment strategy to ensure candidates are selected in an effective, open and fair way, providing advice to managers and participating in selection processes;
  • Work with managers and HR colleagues to ensure recruitment procedures and documentation are up to date, consistent and reflect CHP's vision, values and brand;
  • Work with colleagues to manage candidate onboarding and new starter processes to ensure appropriate induction plans are in place and probationary periods are successfully completed;
  • Provide pragmatic HR solutions and support to managing change, including organisational restructuring and redesign, to support CHP's strategic and operational requirements.
  • Provide effective support, guidance and coaching to managers and employees on all aspects of people management in line with current legislation, best practice, company policies/procedures and contractual entitlements, to manage risk effectively, improve management capability and resolve issues.
  • Implement HR processes in line with legal and company requirements, identifying potential issues and suggesting improvements to ensure fairness and consistency.
  • Promote and support continuous improvement and value for money by undertaking research, challenging existing ways of working and implementing solutions to meet business needs, including provision of appropriate levels of employee pay, benefits and terms/conditions of employment.
  • Remain professionally up to date with HR trends, legislation, local and national initiatives, techniques and issues to identify relevant local risks and opportunities ensuring sufficient understanding to be able to provide effective advice and compliance.
  • Work with managers, employees and occupational health providers to monitor and manage sickness absence levels within your area of responsibility to meet key performance indicators.
  • Research, recommend and implement appropriate wellbeing initiatives to support acceptable levels of attendance.
  • Analyse management information and reports to support continuous improvement on a wide range of HR issues such as sickness absence, KPIs, equalities monitoring, exit interviews.
  • Work with colleagues to develop and improve HR systems, data and intranet pages in line with data protection requirements, providing advice/training to users.
  • Develop an understanding and knowledge of payroll procedures to support the Pay and Benefits Specialist in completing monthly payroll and pension processing on a timely basis.
  • Build effective relationships at all levels of the organisation to enable delivery of the HR strategy and provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers;




  • Educated to minimum GCSE/O level at grade C or above or equivalent;
  • CIPD qualified to level 5 or equivalent;
  • Membership of CIPD.

Experience, knowledge and skills

  • Experience of working in an HR environment, providing advice and support on a range of key HR activities including change management and restructuring;
  • Experience of working in a business partnering environment;
  • Sound knowledge of HR policy and best practice;
  • A good working knowledge of employment law;
  • Experience of using HR systems;
  • Experience of researching/writing reports, statistics and data analysis.
  • Excellent ICT skills including Microsoft Office Word and Excel;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to engage effectively with managers and employees at all levels of the organisation, as well as external stakeholders;
  • Ability to work pro-actively as part of a team to achieve targets and objectives;
  • Ability to work flexibly manage conflicting priorities.

Please ensure you take the time to answer the questions on the application form. Failure to do so will disqualify you from the process.

Committed to equality of opportunity, we welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applications for job share and part-time working will be considered on a business needs basis.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.


£37,513 Per Annum