HR Partner

Purpose of the role

Reporting to the Head of HR & Talent Development, this role will work collaboratively with the wider HR team to support our people and contribute effectively to the roll out of the strategic HR and talent development plan.

The role will be responsible for leading and supporting the development of HR initiatives and programmes of work and will provide effective business partnering and coaching to the business and senior leaders.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Provide effective business partnering and coaching to Heads and Line Managers within your business area to support them in building high performing, engaged teams through effective people processes
  • Support the development and execution of our people programmes and initiatives to include talent management, ED&I, employee engagement, employee relations and reward and recognition (leading initiatives where appropriate)
  • Provide guidance and support to employees and Line Managers on current and new HR policies, systems and processes
  • Deliver and apply qualitative and quantitative people data to inform strategic and operational decisions
  • Develop and lead training sessions and workshops to provide employees and line managers with support, training and best practice guidance
  • Promote wellbeing, diversity, inclusion and represent Innovate UK KTN values to contribute to the organisation culture and values
  • Undertake policy development work and ensure people policies and procedures are up to date, aligned with business need, Innovate UK KTN values and in line with current legislation
  • Manage the day to day operational HR workload, providing support and/or additional resource to the HR Assistant where appropriate


Experience and Qualifications

  • CIPD accreditation level 5 or 7 or equivalent
  • Strong employment law knowledge and experience
  • Experience of leading HR programmes and initiatives (performance management processes, compensation planning, restructures, conflict resolution)


  • A self-starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation
  • Strong business orientation and alignment with company values
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate confidently and build effective relationships
  • Excellent coaching and facilitation skills
  • Strong influencing and stakeholder manager skills at mid to senior levels
  • Team player with good relationship building and influencing skills; enjoys working in a collaborative manner in an open, honest, and diverse environment
  • Proven ability to deal with confidential matters and with discretion
  • Be able to produce and analyse data, spot trends and make recommendations for improvement
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High level of IT literacy


  • The salary for this role is £43,500 pa.
  • 28 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata.
  • Enhanced Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Wider Wallet employee benefits high street discounts scheme.
  • Opportunities for continuous professional development as part of our Talent & Development Programme

This advert will close on Monday 7th February 2022 though some circumstances may require us to close earlier, so early application is advised.

Please apply by submitting a tailored cover letter outlining your suitability with specifics relating to the requirements of the role, and your CV outlining your experience.

Harwell, London or home based. Regular UK travel to our offices in London, Harwell and Edinburgh will be expected.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the U.K. without restrictions as sponsorship for visas is not provided.

Unfortunately, owing to the high number of applications received, we can only provide feedback to applicants selected for interview.

Should you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact the Recruitment Team by email to

Applications are to be received by the February 7, 2022