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HR Manager

NHS AfC: Band 7

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HR Management
NHS AfC: Band 7
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£31,696 - £41,787
04/03/2018 23:59


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The HR Manager will work to the regional HR Business Partner and support the leadership of the regional HR team.  They will have responsibility for the provision of an effective and efficient HR transactional service to HEE for all staff groups within their designated region, ensuring that all information leaving the department is to quality standards and in line with HEE’s policies and procedures, employment legislation and HR established best practice.

The HR Manager will manage, support, and direct payroll provision and the HR recruitment team, working closely and effectively with key external stakeholders.

They will be responsible for fully utilising HR metrics and dashboards to ensure that all agreed KPI and SLA’s are met and that robust audit and assurance measures are in place and actively managed to provide agreed results.

The HR Manager will work closely with their peers in other regions to ensure a consistent HR service is provided across the organisation.  They will also be expected to have close links with the HR OD team to develop and foster a culture of high performance working across HEE and develop HR policies and processes that reflect current and emerging best practice in HR and OD.

They will ensure, in conjunction with the HR BP, that the regional team provide comprehensive advisory support to managers on the full range of people management issues advising on appropriate policy, legislation and best practice, so that appropriate solutions are applied which support the achievement of HEE objectives.  They will be expected to assist in supporting HR Advisors in their delivery of appropriate guidance, support and development to manager.

Working closely with HR Business Partner and HR Advisors within their designated region, the post holder will be required to develop the people management capacity of managers through the provision of coaching and deliver people related training and facilitation.

The team will likely be based at various sites across the region which may require travel within their designated region and nationally.

The HR Manager will be part of the HR&OD senior team attending and actively participating in regular governance meetings.  It is expected that the post holder will be assigned to a designated OD portfolio of work and to assist the HR BP in the delivery of the operational elements associated with the portfolio within their region.

The HR Manager will work closely with staff side colleagues on a regular basis as part of HEE’s commitment to partnership working. 

The HR Manager will be expected to be flexible and will be required to undertake duties outside of this role specification from time to time as required.

We are currently recruiting to 3 posts:

HR Manager within our North region (ideally based in Sheffield. We may be able to accommodate being based in one of our other Northern offices- Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds or Hull - but the post holder would need to be committed to spending between 2-3 days in Sheffield)

HR Manager in our London and South East region (base would be Stewart House, in central London)

HR Manager for our South region (based in Taunton, Thames Valley or Wessex)

The posts are offered under NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions (Band 7) on a permanent basis working 37.5 hours per week.

A comprehensive selection and assessment will commence from 12th March 2018.  

For a discussion on how your skills and experience may translate to the role(s) offered please contact the relevant HR BP detailed below in the first instance:

For North - Claire Corneille (

For London & South East - Paul Coulson (

For South - Debby Cuthbert (

About Health Education England

We employ nearly 2,500 people, most of whom are based in local teams across England.

We recruit doctors and dentists into training and we fund and support the training of a range of multi-professional staff and apprentices. We are responsible for supporting the NHS Constitution and embedding the NHS Values into everyday activity in the NHS.

We believe that the most important resource the NHS has is its people. Without a skilled workforce there is no NHS. There are few careers that are as rewarding as one in the NHS, or that give you the opportunity to work with such a variety of people. Each and every one of us can make a positive difference to patient care.

Benefits of working for Health Education England

  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (Increases to 33 days dependant on service)
  • Enrolment into a comprehensive employer pension (NHS Pension Scheme) or the NEST Pension Scheme 
  • Dedicated Opportunities for career progression and personal development 
  • Comprehensive package of additional staff benefits including:
  • Employee Assistance Programme including legal support
  • Eye Care Voucher Scheme 
  • Access to a health care plan 
  • HASSRA- Health and leisure discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers 
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers



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Further details / informal visits contact

Lisa Wilson, Head of HR and OD, or the appropriate HR BP detailed in the advert.

If you have problems applying, contact

0300 323 0201