HR Business Partner - Corporate Functions

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Working in HR at the BBC is challenging, demanding and highly rewarding. In such a dynamic environment we pride ourselves on being central to success of the BBC’s mission to be the most creative organisation in the world. Our HR Business Partners are aligned to specific divisions where they are an integral member of the senior management team.  Their role is to provide expert technical advice, pro-actively drive cultural and organisational change and influence stakeholders to deliver world class people solutions.

We are now looking for a HR Business Partner to work within the Corporate function division which includes areas such as the DG’s office, the Managing Director Group, Finance and Operations and the Chief Customer Officer Group. This role will focus on our Finance & Operations Division.

Role Responsibility

In this role you will partner with the Chief Operating Group senior leadership team, providing expert HR knowledge and insight to support effective strategic and operational decision making.  You'll work in partnership with the HR Director and the wider Corporate Functions HR team, influencing the development of business strategy and translating it into a people plan that improves business performance and supports sensitive or high profile HR issues.

In this role your areas of specialism will include Organisational Design, Leadership Development, Employee Relations and Reward.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be an experienced HR Business Partner who has partnered with Business Leaders, has a strong delivery track record and an ability to build strong professional relationships and credibility across all levels of the organisation, with both internal stakeholders as well as our unions. 

You will have experience of applying best practice Generalist HR within a complex and changing business environment.  In addition, you will have experience of successfully leading a range of business enhancing projects in support of a wider HR strategy.  You will be happy to get involved in the detail too, whether it’s completing governance, ensuring our data is right, or explaining our processes to managers.

If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!

Please note that we will be holding interviews on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd August.

Package Description

Band: E
Contract type: 8-month FTC/Attachment 
Location: London 

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.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

About the Company

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 in the document attached below.

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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