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Group HR Business Partner - contract, hybrid

Oxford Innovation Space
South Hinksey, Oxford, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 23, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Contract Type
Full Time
Group HR Business Partner - maternity cover for approx. 10 months

Central Oxford - hybrid working in place. Contract starts May 2024

We have an exciting maternity-cover vacancy for a Group HR Business Partner to join our central HR team of three. This is a great opportunity to work in a stimulating environment with a friendly and supportive team, to provide an efficient and professional HR service to the Group in a fast moving environment. The role is a varied, generalist multi-site role providing responsive and pragmatic advice to Oxford Innovation Space, our innovation centres divisions. The client group is diverse and has staff working in administrative, facilities management, marketing, finance and business coaching roles. Group HR supports 315 staff in total and this role has a client group of about 145. You will be able to work with a great deal of autonomy with advice and support freely available. We offer hybrid working (about 3 days per week at home) with regular travel to our innovation centres.

The main responsibilities include:
  • Managing the full recruitment and selection process, including telephone and in-person interviewing
  • Managing induction and appraisal processes, providing advice and guidance to the business as required.
  • Supporting managers with people management, providing guidance and coaching on best practice
  • Providing professional advice to the business on a range of issues, both informal and formal, including managing redundancy and restructuring processes if required
  • Identifying and taking forward process improvements
  • Involvement with payroll and benefits processes, including Flex, our flexible benefits programme

You will be enthusiastic, approachable and professional with experience in a similar role. Self-confident and personable, you will be able to build effective relationships with a variety of individuals in multi-site locations. A strong eye for detail is necessary, as well as the ability to tackle a wide range of tasks, from routine administration to contribution to strategic discussions. Regular travel will be required. A CIPD qualification is desirable.

up to £45,000pa, depending on experience, plus benefits

Hours of Work: full-time

The closing date is 25 February 2024.

About the Company

SQW Group was formed through a merger in 2006 between SQW Ltd and Oxford Innovation and now comprises four divisions. We provide flexible office space for start-up and growing technology companies and research and advisory services in the UK and internationally, in public policy and economic development.

Oxford Innovation Space operates a network of innovation centres that provide flexible workspace including offices and workshop facilities and business support services to companies throughout the UK. Our clients are start-ups, high growth SMEs, investors and also public sector organisations that contract with us to deliver innovation centres and programmes to business.

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