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HR Business Partner

Hightown Housing Association Limited
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
£56,529 pa
Closing date
17 Oct 2021

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Corporate Services, HR / Organisational development
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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HR Business Partner - Maternity Cover


About the role


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an interim HR Business Partner to cover 12 months maternity leave.Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you will be lead the provision of Employee Relations, Recruitment and Learning and Development advice.


This maternity cover role will ideally start 13th December 2021 through to 31st December 2022


Key responsibilities


  • Lead the HR team to promote and implement the People Development Plan
  • Develop relationships with Senior Management to contribute and influence the decision making process on all people related issues
  • Implement added value activities to deliver a `return on investment` and improve efficiency across all areas of responsibility

About you


  • CIPD Qualified, master`s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working in a fast pace/high volume working environment
  • Evidence of managing complex employee relations cases
  • Solid experience in staff management and great communication skills with the ability to influence, negotiate and persuade

The benefits


In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a considerable benefits package. This includes:


  • Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days per year (including statutory bank holidays)
  • £56,529pa for a 35 hour a week contract and bonuses available on top of your basic salary
  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
  • Monthly attendance bonus
  • Annual salary and cost of living review
  • Mileage paid for car usage
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary
  • Free on-site gym
  • Commitment to health and wellbeing with the Five Ways to Wellbeing
  • Free Employee assistance helpline for you and immediately family members
  • Friendly and supportive team environment

About us


Hightown Housing Association is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire providing a wide range of housing and support services for families and single people including people with special needs.


We currently manage over 7,500 homes and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff from our Head Office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of over £90 million and a development programme that will deliver around 450 new affordable homes each year.




If you`re interested in the role, please forward your CV and covering letter to or visit our website.


Close date: 17th October 2021


Interviews will be held on 19th - 22nd October 2021


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We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

We are currently working on plans to safely re-open our offices in Hemel Hempstead. All candidates must be able to commute to our office in Hemel Hempstead on four days each week once the offices do re-open.


Hightown is a charitable housing association transforming thousands of lives every year.

We do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people. We have high ambitions, a principled approach and a dependable, flexible team that delivers.

We are a charitable association aiming to help people who cannot afford to buy or rent housing at market values. 
We currently manage over 7,000 homes (principally in Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire) and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff. We have an annual turnover of £90 million and a development programme that will deliver around 450 new affordable homes each year.


Building homes. Supporting people.


  • Put residents and service users first.
  • Treat people with respect
  • Be cost effective
  • Don't compromise standards or safety
  • Develop passionate and committed teams


Hightown’s aim is to provide as many homes as we can at below market rates and a wide range of housing and support for people who are vulnerable and/or disabled. Hightown’s history over more than 50 years shows our continuing focus on our strong social purpose.

We are rated highly for financial and operational performance; and have a high grading from the Regulator of Social Housing.
Hightown is committed to retaining its distinctiveness and its reputation for making projects happen which demonstrate Hightown’s values and contribution to society.

We believe that, by developing decent homes and supporting individuals to live with confidence, independence and choice, our work delivers a tangible positive impact for local communities

Please see our vacancies below:

Find Us
01442 292309
Hightown House
Maylands Avenue
Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom
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