Lead People Directorate (PD) Business Partner

At Oasis Community Learning , London
Salary: SP57 (£62,565) to SP61 (£67,053) on the Inner London pay scale
Role: Full-time
Contract: Permanent
Start Date: TBC
Applications Closed: 12:00 PM on Saturday 10th August 2019
Interviews: TBC

Here at Oasis we place our ethos at the heart of all we do. It is fundamental to the way in which we operate in transforming the communities that we serve and enabling our students to reach their full potential.

This new role, which reports into the Head of People Services, has been created as part of the relaunch of the People Directorate. The role provides a unique and exciting opportunity to join a team of passionate and dedicated HR professionals on their journey to transform the way we deliver our people services. 

You will be involved in the development and implementation of an Oasis led employment framework, the delivery of initiatives to enhance the wellbeing of our staff and the creation of an environment of positive people management. As Lead Business Partner, you will line manage a team of PD Business Partners working across the London and South East region and in our national office. You will also work closely with the Service and Regional Directors who oversee our national services and 14 Academies within this part of the UK.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead and have overall responsibility for the delivery of PD Services in the London and South East region.
  • To line manage the regional PDBPs and through them ensure that high quality PD Services are delivered.
  • To monitor the success of Oasis PD through tracking key employment related data in academies in London and the South East, including recruitment, absence and retention.
  • To monitor recruitment practice in academies to ensure that recruitment is being undertaken in line with Oasis standards and Safer Recruitment.
  • To work with the national recruitment lead for the recruitment and selection of Principals and other key leadership posts in London and the South East. 


Our ideal candidate

You will be a chartered member of the CIPD, or possess an equivalent qualification, with proven experience at a Business Partner level preferably within a multi-site organisation dealing with a range of complex employee relations issues including TUPE.

You will have demonstrable experience working with trade unions and possess strong communication skills in both spoken and written English.

You must be confident in influencing and building strong relationships with Senior Leaders, and know how to design, develop and implement successful training programmes. 

Experience in the education sector and knowledge of School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions is desirable but not essential.

To apply for the position, please send your completed application form and equal opportunities to oclrecruitment@oasisuk.org by 10 August 2019 at 12pm.


This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role


Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

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