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HR Business Partner, 12 Months Maternity Cover

Date: 07-Mar-2023

Location: Oxford, GB

Company: oxfordbiom

We pride ourselves on our integrity. We do what’s right for our employees, patients and partners, and so can you. 


We are currently recruiting for a HR Business Partner to join the HR team for 12 months maternity cover.  The purpose of this role is to be a trusted partner for senior leaders and managers within specified business unit(s) to drive and deliver the OXB people strategy and projects.   


Our Human Resources team provides strategic and operational support across the business with recruitment, learning and development, talent management, employee engagement and internal communications.


Your responsibilities in this role would be: 

  • To provide expert advice and support and coach business unit leaders in following areas:


    • Organisation Design – ensuring business units are organised, structured and resourced with the appropriate skills, knowledge, and competencies to drive high performing teams for the short, medium and long-term.
    • People management – support the building of management capability and guide through employee relations cases to successful resolution.
    • Performance Management – embed the performance management culture and oversee the annual process as a means of driving business improvement.
    • Talent Management – ensure future talent pipelines are established through the identification, and development of high potentials and succession candidates.
    • Lead and input into specific HR and business projects


We are looking for: 

  • Demonstratable experience within a HR Business Partnering capacity combined with wider generalist HR competency.
  • Ideally degree level CIPD qualified or qualified through experience.
  • Current working knowledge of UK Employment law and practices with proven experience in employee relations case management
  • Some International Labour Law knowledge would be advantageous.
  • Someone who can build trusted relationships with senior leaders and managers and gain credibility quickly.
  • A strong communicator, with the ability to consult, influence and facilitate discussion
  • A curious mindset and desire for continuous improvement, with the ability to suggest creative solutions  and take ownership for delivery
  • Strong organisational skills, able to prioritise and deliver against a busy workload.
  • Computer literate & with good competency within HRIS Systems, ideally SAP Success Factors.


About Us: 


We are an innovative leading viral vector specialist focused on delivering life changing therapies to patients. 

Our innovative solutions and proven expertise allow us and our customers, the biotech and biopharma industry, to deliver life-saving therapies to reach even more patients. 

The success of cell and gene therapy products transforms outcomes for millions of people suffering from some of the world’s worst diseases and medical conditions. 


We work together, motivated to make a difference, and so can you.  


What’s in it for you: 


  • Highly competitive reward package
  • Welcoming, friendly, supportive colleagues 
  • Development opportunities 
  • A 35-hour working week with flexibility including some working from home. 
  • Scope to influence and drive change and make a difference.
  • Wellbeing programmes and strong ESG agenda
  • A diverse and inclusive working environment 
  • Our values are: Deliver Innovation, Be Inspiring and Have Integrity 


We want you to feel inspired every day. We’re future-focused and our business is growing rapidly. We succeed together through passion, commitment and teamwork, and so can you. 


Collaborate. Contribute. Change lives