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, Bristol + 2 more

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Bristol + 2 more, UK ⚠️

Package Description

Band: E

Contract type: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract / Attachment

Location: Flexible (with travel to BBC Bases)

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.

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 Product HR team! This is a critical HR role working closely with the teams within the Product Group who specialise in Product Management, Engineering, Data, Delivery and User Experience & Design. You will work as a generalist to provide support & expertise on key HR projects including Organisational Design and restructures, Employee Relations cases, leadership development and Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging.

The HRBP is an internal consultant providing 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.

We aim to create an inclusive, engaging and performance driven culture for all our people. The HRBP will work as part of the Product Group, creating a world class experience for our Product teams who are at the heart of our BBC Digital transformation.

Main Responsibilities

  • 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
  • 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 Directors 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
  • Employee Relations – Act as the escalation point for people related matters ranging from flexible working to performance and conduct

Are you the right candidate?

  • Experience of advising on and supporting managers with complex and sensitive ER/HR cases.
  • 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 of working with, and consulting with the trade unions is desirable
  • Experience of working on change projects, including Organisational Design.
  • Extensive experience of operating in a business partner model, working with local managers and centres of excellence to create positive business outcomes
  • Communicates and adapts to  work effectively with a variety of situations and stakeholders. Is able to understand and appreciate different perspectives on an issue, present well-reasoned arguments  and drive positive behavioural change
  • Engaging and influential at all levels of the organisation
  • Knowledge of current thinking in HR issues and trends and evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Understand the value drivers of the BBC and is commercially aware
  • Be a role model for BBC values and behaviours


  • MCIPD, or equivalent educational achievement (Level 7) plus experience
  • HR experience within a Technology or Digital industry

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. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours 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.

Leading public service broadcaster delivering content across TV, radio, and online platforms.

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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  • Wed
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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

  • Employee Relations
  • Organisational Design
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Employee Engagement
  • Learning and Development

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