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Assistant HR Business Partner

Department: Aston Villa Foundation – Human Resources Team Hours of Work: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Salary: £30,000 - 35,000 per annum Location: Villa Park, Birmingham Closing Date: Sunday 31 October 2021

Villa Park, Birmingham, B6 6HE
Contact Name
Lisa Bailey
Contact Email

About Assistant HR Business Partner

1. The Department

The Aston Villa Foundation is the official Charity of Aston Villa Football Club and prides itself in being innovative in its approach to the club being used as a 'Force for Good'.

We recognise that our staff are at the heart of everything we do, and we are committed to making our Foundation a truly great place to work. To support this, our Human Resources team is responsible for delivering a diverse range of activities across resourcing, employee relations, equality & inclusion, reward & benefits, employee engagement, talent, and people analytics.

2. The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant HR Business Partner to join our AVFC Foundation Human Resources Team based at our Villa Park Stadium.

This role will provide effective, confidential, and comprehensive HR advice and guidance to line managers on Club policies and procedures. You will manage an allocated casework including (but not limited to) fixed term contracts, changes to terms & conditions, maternity, paternity, flexible working requests, performance, grievances and disciplinaries.

Delivering an effective recruitment and onboarding process for the Foundation will be a key part of this role, including supporting managers with drafting job adverts/role profiles, posting jobs on job boards, setting up interview arrangements, drafting offer documentation, supporting onboarding checks.

You will support Foundation departmental managers in the planning, coordination, recording and evaluation of a comprehensive staff Continuous Professional Development programme, as well as support the delivery of learning and development activities across the Foundation covering recruitment, disciplinary, grievance, performance management, absence, and HR systems.

This post will also draft, develop, and implement Club/Foundation HR policies & procedures, and produce management reporting information for HR activities when required.

For further information about the Role, please see our Assistant HR Business Partner Role Profile.

3. The Person

For this post, you be educated to degree level or equivalent in Human Resources (or relevant work experience gained in lieu of qualification will also be considered). The successful postholder will also need to have demonstrable experience (ideally within a Sports or Third Sector environment) of providing HR advice and guidance and managing casework, for example - recruitment, paternity, maternity, flexible working requests, absence, grievance, disciplinary.

This will be a varied role so you will need to be organised and have an ability to juggle differing workload priorities. With a working knowledge of HR policies, practices, and employment law, you will need to be proficient in using HR systems and Microsoft Office, and be a proactive self-starter who acts with a high level of integrity.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

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Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please seeAston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding

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