HR Business Partner- Nations

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

Job Introduction

The HR Business Partner is a generalist and strategic HR role, working within a team of HRBPs and the broader BBC HR team, including our centres of expertise and in-house shared service centre.  The successful candidate will partner with an Executive Team member and a client group within BBC Scotland to define and enable medium to longer term objectives that deliver business transformation and change. This is a true Strategic HR Business Partner role and we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate experience of operating at this level.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of the BBC Scotland HR team and a member of the Nations HR team that supports the UK Nations division in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England.

BBC Scotland is the nation's broadcaster, with approximately 1,100 staff based in 13 sites across Scotland. BBC Scotland produces content in English and Gaelic, in all genres across television, radio and online. It is the leading provider of news, current affairs and political coverage in Scotland.

Role Responsibility

As a HR Business Partner you’ll provide strategic HR support by partnering with executive team members and senior managers in BBC Scotland and deputise for the Head of HR as required.

You’ll support the delivery of a high standard of HR service, working with insights and data to inform decisions. You’ll enable development and implementation of solutions aligned to the strategy.

You will also be responsible for executing the divisional people plan to improve business performance and will support sensitive or high profile HR issues.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a proven track record of HR generalist experience gained in a large organisation with multiple stakeholders, including matrix relationships. You’ll also have extensive experience of operating in a business partner model and working with leaders on strategy and change. Additionally, you will have had experience of working on people elements of transformation projects and embedding change as well as bringing diverse and innovative knowledge, skills and perspective into the business.

More important than all of this however is your attitude and outlook, we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a resilient, positive and hardworking approach.


Package Description

Band: E 
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Glasgow

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

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

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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