HR Business Partner


Although we don't officially work a 4 day week, we offer very flexible working conditions. For example, you can request to compress your 35hr work week into 4 days. This should be discussed with your manager however.

  • Optional 4 day week (35hrs)
  • Hybird Remote, Salford

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Salford, UK ⚠️

Package Description

Job Reference: 17657

Band: E

Location: Salford

Contract: Continuing, Full time (Hybrid - Current pattern is 2-3 days in Salford)

Salary: £60,000 - £75,000 depending on relevant skills, knowledge and experience. The expected salary range for this role reflects internal benchmarking and external market insights.

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

•  Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.

•  Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.

•  Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more

If you need to discuss adjustments or access requirements for the interview process please contact the [email protected].  For any general queries, please contact: [email protected].

Freelancers are eligible to apply for an internal role if they are on a Worker Contract and they have worked continuously for 6 months. If they have worked for less than 6 months continuously or have a break of 3 weeks or more between engagements, they must seek Divisional HR approval to apply for an internal role prior to submitting an application.

If they are unsure which contract they are on, they can speak to their booker or the HR BP, however if it helps - both a PAYE freelance or Modus Gross contract is considered a Worker contract and covered by the Worker terms found here.

Job Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity for a HR Business Partner (HRBP) to join the BBC Content HR team, where you will be working in partnership with Sport, an operation covering both event coverage and sports journalism as well supporting BBC iPlayer, BBC Sounds and Sport online.

This is a permanent role and the location is Salford.

If you’re experienced in HR Business Partnering and looking for the next exciting challenge and the opportunity to make a real difference within Sport and across the wider broadcast and creative sector teams, keep reading!

Main Responsibilities

The HRBP is an enabling business support role, responsible for leading the professional area; bringing evidence-based practice into the organisation and addressing the people challenges for this area. The HRBP will support organisation effectiveness by developing and implementing solutions aligned to strategy.

  • Org design – Ensuring we have the right team structures and roles in place is critical to our success. You will work closely with managers to support, advice & enable effective org design across your business areas.
  • Resource and talent planning – Demand for highly skilled and creative technology & product experts is high. This role will work closely with the management and resourcing teams to shape team structures and ensure we are recruiting and developing the right key skills in the function.
  • Performance  – Driving a high performing culture is integral to the success of the BBC. The HRBP will initiate and facilitate an environment where employees can do their best work. Coach and build the capability of senior managers to anticipate and pre-empt organisational issues.
  • Employee Relations – Act as the escalation point for people related matters ranging from flexible working to performance and conduct. Provide specialist input across a range of HR issues.
  • Pay and reward – Pay and reward equality is at the heart of the BBC. The HRBP will work with managers and central teams to ensure fair and competitive remuneration decisions each time.
  • Diversity and Inclusion – The BBC is a place for all and it's our mission for everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace is key to the success of this role.
  • Employee engagement – The HRBP will work with managers to measure and improve employee engagement via surveys and leadership indexes.
  • Learning and development – Encouraging a culture of continuous learning for our best talent to grow and prosper.
  • Data and analytics - to measure the effectiveness of tools and policies and understand the landscape for further improvement.
  • Participate in projects - leading and promoting, as appropriate (divisional and/or pan-BBC), the BBC’s reputation as a global organisation and employer of choice.

Are you the right Candidate?

  • Experience of operating in a business partner model, working with local managers to create positive business outcomes.
  • Experience of providing specialist input across a range of HR issues (generalist/specific expertise); designing and delivering effective solutions that meet the needs of the business.
  • Experience of advising on and supporting managers with complex and sensitive ER/HR cases.
  • Experience of working on change projects, including Organisational Design.
  • Experience of partnering, coaching and building the capability of senior managers to anticipate and pre-empt organisational issues; develop high performing, creative and inclusive teams.
  • Experience of supporting and developing initiatives around cultural change and behaviours
  • Experience in the media or broadcast industry is desirable.

About the BBC

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Read about them here

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here.

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Working Week

Although we don't officially work a 4 day week, we offer very flexible working conditions. For example, you can request to compress your 35hr work week into 4 days. This should be discussed with your manager however.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 34 days PTO, which includes 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the option to buy or sell additional days

  • 34 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 86 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Many of our staff work hybrid remotely.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 22k across 19 departments:

  • business development
  • engineering
  • media and commmunication
  • arts and design
  • operations
  • human resources
  • marketing
  • information technology
  • finance
  • education
  • +9 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Business Partnering
  • Organisation Design
  • Talent Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Pay and Reward
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Employee Engagement
  • Learning and Development
  • Data and Analytics

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