HR Business Partner

HR Business Partner

Salary (Grade 6): £30,350 - £35,500 (£24,280 - £28,400 pro-rata per annum dependent upon experience)

Hours: 30 hours per week

Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - hybrid working (combination of working onsite and from home) - travel to different sites will be required from time to time

The HR vision is to create a great place to work, where people feel happy, can be themselves and want to achieve their best helping us to fulfil the NMRN’s vision to be the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum. 

The HR team is a small team with big ambitions, and we need a HR Business Partner to join the team to support the development and delivery of HR and OD initiatives, helping the National Museum to achieve its strategic objectives through its people.   This is a varied role which covers employment relations, health and wellbeing, recruitment and retention, learning and development, equality, diversity and inclusion and change management across multiple professions and geographical locations.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast-paced environment working as part of a small caring, passionate and enthusiastic team of HR professionals.

Key Opportunities

• Coaching, supporting and empowering line managers across the National Museum as part of our management development programme.

• Supporting recruitment and selection processes to ensure we employ the right people, with the right skills at the right time.  Paying particular attention to ensuring the process is free from bias and offering constructive challenge where appropriate.  Contributing to the development of our employer brand and supporting the implementation of our new recruitment system.

• Using people metrics to help identify trends, risks, and opportunities.

• Designing and/or delivering people related training and awareness sessions for staff and managers across the National Museum.


• You will have experience of working within a fast-paced HR environment with the ability to respond quickly and prioritise to meet competing demands. 

• You will have demonstratable experience of change management and ER/case management. 
• You have strong communication, interpersonal and empathy skills to be able to respond to sensitive issues with compassion and maintain confidentiality at all times.

• You have a CIPD level 5 or above qualification in HR or equivalent experience.  You are able to demonstrate evidence of continuous professional development.

Team work is extremely important to us and you must be able to work well as part of a team and be flexible and adaptable to meeting changing priorities and demands.

Please click HERE for a copy of the Role Profile.

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Gemma Bentley on 023 9298 9662 or

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a supporting statement, please make sure you cover the following within your supporting statement - a one-page A4 supporting statement that outlines why you think this is the right role for you.

CV’s submitted without a supporting statement will not be shortlisted.

Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at and are required by 6.00pm Sunday 24 April 2022.  The selection process will be held in Portsmouth on Tuesday 3 May 2022.

If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application process as a result of a disability, please contact the HR team on for support.

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