HR Business Partner – Optimal HR

HR Business Partner – Optimal HR


up to £45,000 depending on experience

Date Ending

May 26, 2022

“We know, believe, and love what we are doing. But more importantly, above all, we believe in HR.”


Optimal HR are a professional outsourcing business based in Bradley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. We provide end to end HR outsourcing solutions to businesses across the UK. For many of our clients, we are their entire HR function, fulfilling everything from administrative tasks right through to strategic support and everything in between. For other clients, we support them on projects and initiatives such as M&A due diligence, integration programmes, TUPE transfers, pay & benchmarking reviews or general ER matters.

We pride ourselves on the highest level of customer service and expertise. Being good is not good enough, being great is what we want, and what we are known for.

We are now looking for another HR Business Partner, ideally with experience of working in the education sector (schools and academies) to join our growing team. The individual will partner will a range of clients and be their point of call for all HR matters ensuring that we are providing a service that adds value to the organisation.

Our next team-mate will be at least CIPD level 5 qualified and have worked at HRBP level for at least 3 years or have strong experience of working in schools or academies in a defined HR role.


Key responsibilities include:

Advise / support managers with disciplinary and grievance issues including; issue of associated letters, conducting investigations & note taking in hearings where appropriate
Assist managers in absence and performance management
To support the management of organisational changes resulting in complex employee relations activities, including TUPE transfers, restructures and redundancy exercises
To support with appropriate due diligence activity in preparation for company acquisitions
To assist with litigious ER cases and tribunal claims, liaising with legal partners accordingly.
Support Managers in adhoc recruitment activity / senior appointments · Complete regular Audits of PES (Pre-employment screening) packs produced by HR Administrator in-line with business requirements
Review and develop HR Best Practice Workshops
Coaching of Managers on best practice
Manage and develop HR Administrators
Keep up to date with Employment Law / legislation changes
Work with members of HR team in developing and implementing HR strategies to meet business requirements.
Review and identify improvements to HR procedures whilst ensuring full compliance with current and future regulatory requirements.
Draft / introduce & regularly review HR policies and procedures in line with legislation changes
Ensure compliance with policies and procedures
Support clients with business & HR projects
MI – monitor and review MI to identify key trends and ensure appropriate action taken
Consistently deliver high quality levels of customer and client service
Deliver high standards of compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and client requirements


Key KPI’s:

Adherence to all policies and procedures
Delivery of objectives on time and fit for business / deliver to agreed SLA
Actions delivered through own initiative
Prioritising activities and developing realistic plans to achieve objectives within appropriate deadlines
Provision of consistent and professional advice / support to the business
Positive feedback from business
Excellent communication & Influencing skills
Effective relationship builder
Ability to be flexible and multi task


Qualifications & Experience:

CIPD Level 5 as a minimum (Essential)
Experience in Schools or Acadamies in a defined HR role (Highly desirable)
Strong Employee Relations experience (Essential)
Excellent relationship management skills


We offer:

A flexible work environment with a mixture of office, client site and home working
Good rates of pay
Private Medical Insurance
25 Days Annual Leave
Your Birthday off


If you want to be our next HR Business Partner, please apply with a covering letter and a detailed CV covering all of your work experience to