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DfT Department for Transport

Assistant HR Business Partner
DfT Department for Transport

Salary: £29,832 - £36,880

Fixed Term

Flexible Working

Full Time

Job share


Part Time







Closing date: 22 Sep, 2019

Date added: 9 Sep, 2019

Job description

The HR Business Partner team in the Department for Transport core (DfTc) is currently structured into three areas:

• A team of business facing HRBPs, whose primary function is to partner one or more Groups, their Director General and Senior Management Teams (SMTs).

• The Senior Civil Servant (SCS) Resourcing and Talent team, whose primary function is to support the SCS recruitment and talent pipeline across DfT.

• The Strategic Resourcing team, whose primary function is to strategically manage the DfTc delegated grade resourcing.

We are advertising two exciting Assistant HR Business Partner roles, both with great development opportunities. Each role is unique, and will support a wide variety of projects across the HR team and Department.

The Assistant HR Business Partner – Strategic Resourcing role is permanent, and will primarily work alongside the HRBP – Strategic Resourcing by building relationships across the DfT Groups, with the Departmental Resourcing Group (DRG), and within HR; to ensure the delivery of the key business outcomes, and a high quality, strategic, customer-centric HR service to our SCS and wider business stakeholders. This role can be based in either Bristol, Hastings, London or Swansea.

The Assistant HR Business Partner – SCS Resourcing & Talent is a fixed term role for 9 months (with potential for extension/permanency). The successful candidate will primarily work with the HRBP – SCS Resourcing and Talent on a varied, fast-paced and busy portfolio area, leading on HR delivery for the department’s Senior Civil Service (SCS) in DfTc and the agencies (DVLA, DVSA, MCA, VCA). This role is based in London.

For further details about the roles, please see the role profiles linked at the bottom of this advert.

We are also looking to grow our HRBP team, to support the growing departmental priorities and needs. We will be looking for further Assistant HR Business Partners to support other areas of our team. For candidates who meet the criteria during this recruitment, but were not offered a role; it is our intention to hold them on a reserve list for 12 months after the completion of this recruitment. During this time, if another Assistant HR Business Partner role or similar is identified, and you have been placed on the reserve list, you may be considered for the post.

We fully support personal development within our team. When in post, you can explore opportunities to shadow/support other areas of the HR team to grow your skills and experience.

Where a role is permanent, we offer and promote development opportunities such as studying for a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification, to support your career in the HR profession.


For specific details about duties and responsibilities for each Assistant HR Business Partner role, please see the role profiles attached at the bottom of this advert.

About us

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.

Find out more about what it’s like working at the Department for Transport.

DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017.

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.