Senior HR Business Partner

Senior HR Business Partner

London South East Colleges is a successful and innovative College operating with sites across Bromley, Bexley, Orpington and Greenwich. With nearly 14,000 students and 1,000 members of staff, the College is a major employer in the area and makes a significant impact on the lives and future prospects of its learners who travel from across London to study with us. The College is also the sponsor of London South East Academies Trust, a growing Multi Academy which is rapidly developing a track record of academic and financial success. With a combined turnover of circa £65m and the ambitious growth plans of the group, there has never been a better time to join this exciting organisation.

Our STAR values have been developed to stipulate clear standards for all staff across the group.

Our values are :

Standout: we will stand out. We are a good education group with outstanding features. Keen to innovate, we create social value and push the boundaries to achieve more.

Teamwork: we are a team. Together we get the job done. Together we achieve our goals. It's everyone's job to step in and help.

Accountable: we own our actions. We take responsibility. We are accountable for the decisions we make and how these affect others. We own this.

Respectful: we respect everyone- full stop. Diversity is valued and we maximise this as a talent and strength.

Striving: every day we strive to be better. To achieve more. To continuously improve, in all that we do. Individually, and as a group.

The Role

The HR department offers and provides a full generalist and specialist service to the whole college.

You will be providing strong Senior HR Business Partnering to all levels across the business. You will also ensure the delivery of the HR strategy and its underpinning operational deliverables, with particular focus on, the employee life cycle, all aspects of employee relations, organizational change and OD activities, HR analytics, up skilling and coaching managers, organizational effectiveness and building future capabilities.
You will be required to work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the delivery of an effective customer friendly HR Service
We are looking for a strong Senior HR Business Partner who has excellent generalist experience both operational and strategically. You will also manage a team member and work very closely with the other Senior HR Business partners.

As the College supports a number of children and vulnerable adults, all staff are exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Accordingly, most staff will be subject to either an Enhanced DBS check.

You will have:
  • Fantastic interpersonal skills and must be a confident individual who can communicate in a professional manner to wide range of employees including Senior Leaders.
  • Must be comfortable working with a high degree of change and in a fast pace environment
  • Ability to influence and build strong relationships
  • Enthusiasm and determination to achieve results
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload in a fast pace environment
  • In depth HR Generalist experience and technical knowledge
  • Self-motivated
  • A practical and common sense approach to HR matters


Key Experiences and Skills:
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Fully CIPD qualified
  • Previous HR experience in a generalist role at a senior level or HRBP covering all areas of HRM
  • Good working knowledge of employment law, its application in practice and procedurally
  • Must be comfortable working with a high degree of change
  • Well-developed business partnering skills and an awareness of the education or public sector
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload in a fast moving environment
  • Effective under pressure with a strong ability to prioritize and deliver
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Highly organized with excellent planning skills
  • Self-motivated and driven individual
  • Must be a team player with ability to assimilate information

Closing date: 21 st August 2022

As the College supports a number of children and vulnerable adults, all staff are exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Accordingly, all staff will be subject to an 'Enhanced' DBS (formerly CRB) check, along with a Children's Barred List check if in regulated activity. Any offers of appointment may be withdrawn if these checks prove to be unsatisfactory to the College. Self-disclosure will be required as part of the recruitment process. If you fail to make a full disclosure or provide sight of your DBS certificate then your offer of employment is likely to be withdrawn. The College's DBS policy covers the recruitment of ex-offenders which is available upon request.