Human Resources Manager
Home Based

Vacancy Reference: 002525

Location: Home Based

Closing Date: 09/05/2022

Salary: £40,000 Per annum

Employment Type: Permanent, full-time

Department: Local Partnerships

Hours Per week: 35

Please note, the recruitment for this role is being administered by the Local Government Association on behalf of Local Partnerships LLP

About us

Local Partnerships LLP is jointly owned by the Local Government Association, HM Treasury and the Welsh Government. We occupy a unique position in the public sector, facilitating change through working impartially and collaboratively across all parts of central, local and regional government, and devolved administrations.

Our purpose is to help public sector organisations face the ever-increasing challenge of meeting rising demands for services, with shrinking budgets. We bring public and private sector experience that provides confidence, capability and capacity, helping local authorities achieve and maintain financial resilience.

We work all over England and Wales with a core team based in Smith Square, Westminster and a small office in Cardiff. We have c. 60 employees, supplemented by a pool of associates, and a current annual turnover of c. £10 million. 

Our impact report for 2020-2021 can be found at:

The programme areas at Local Partnerships are supported centrally by a team of business support professionals, covering functions such as finance, IT, marketing and communications, workforce planning and programme support. The team also work alongside external partners to provide internal services that enable our colleagues to focus on delivering our purpose and vision.
As the scope of activity internally on the people element has grown, there is a requirement to recruit a Human Resources Manager to support with the delivery of HR support services, including recruitment and induction, managing the employee lifecycle, training and development and compliance to Local Partnerships’ HR policies. 

The role

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the management and delivery of HR support services and compliance to HR policies. This requires resilience to adhere to process, an independent and proactive approach to priorities and the drive to deliver outcomes that meet with Local Partnerships’ quality standards.

The role may be based anywhere in the UK. There may be a need to travel to Local Partnerships and clients’ offices around the country.

​​​​​​​Working independently or as part of a wider project team, the role includes the following key activities: 

  • Manage day-to-day HR administration and queries from colleagues and line managers and liaising with our HR service partners to resolve where required
  • Plan and manage recruitment activities and selection processes, working with hiring managers, Leadership team and service partners to ensure correct process is followed and delivering a high-quality experience for all parties
  • ​​​​Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation and retention of staff
  • Attendance at interviews and formal HR meetings and maintaining accurate records in line with data regulations and policy
  • Create, review and edit HR documentation, such as job descriptions, policy documents, templates and operational procedures for sign off by Leadership
  • Provide advice and guidance on relevant legislation and compliance 
  • Oversee the provision of training and development of colleagues, including induction and ongoing professional development
  • Oversee the use of HR and training systems and liaise with the support teams where required
  • Record and report on HR metrics and data
  • Develop and implement initiatives aligned with the overall business HR strategy
  • Support the wider activities of Local Partnerships, including direct contribution to external client assignments, where required and possible

Role requirements

  • Relevant degree, diploma, professional qualification, or established work experience in human resource management
  • Experience of providing operational support in a corporate environment and an understanding of support functions in organisations
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and regulations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage confidently and credibly with people at all levels
  • Highly organised and able to manage workload to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities
  • Proficient professional level of IT skills across MS Office applications
  • Demonstrates high professional and ethical standards, showing sensitivity and integrity when handling situations
  • Keen problem-solving ability and proactive with suggestions, ideas and solutions 
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to interpret and analyse complex documentation
  • Awareness and understanding of the UK public sector and/or community focused 3rd sector

Closing Date:           5pm, Monday 09 May 2022
Interview Date:        to be confirmed, by the end of May 2022

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, transgender identity, religion or belief


This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.