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NETPark Job Vacancies

NETPark is home to over 40 companies employing over 600 people from university spin-outs, start-ups to more established companies providing high-value jobs in County Durham.

Sectors include advanced materials and manufacturing, nanotechnology, X-Ray technology, semiconductors, defence, electronics, photonics, robotics, pharmaceutical and space/satellites.

HR Business Partner

HR Business Partner


Reporting to: Head of HR


We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced HR Business Partner seeking a new challenge. This is a great opportunity for someone who is self-motivated with a strong work ethic looking to join a supportive and growing business. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the organisational development process by managing employee relations, recruitment, talent development and engagement. As a HR Specialist you will develop an effective, engaging and proactive working partnership with first line managers and colleagues to ensure the provision of timely, professional and effective HR related advice within company policy and legal requirements.

Summary of responsibilities:

Partner with business leaders to identify talent needs and develop comprehensive talent management strategies.
Lead the design and implementation of talent development programs to build leadership capability, enhance employee engagement, and drive performance.
Facilitate succession planning, career development initiatives, and performance management processes to cultivate a high-performing and engaged workforce.
Provide strategic HR guidance and support to drive alignment between business goals and HR initiatives.
Advise and coach managers to effectively manage all employee relations issues in line with the HR policy
Review, and update HR policies and procedures to ensure alignment with best practices, industry standards, and legal requirements
Prepare reports and analysis on metrics, trends, and outcomes for management review
Attraction Strategy – Creating compelling adverts, promoting a positive employer brand, networking, arranging events, etc.
Collaboration &Teamwork – Encouraging teamwork and an inclusive culture; facilitating a knowledge sharing culture
Ability to gather and analyse information, produce reports and updates using our HR system for decision making purposes
Provide an end-to-end recruitment including supporting job design, advert design and placement, facilitating selection processes and appointment decisions to ensure the business is able to attract an appropriately qualified, experienced and diverse workforce.
Support leaders in managing employee relation issues including support and guidance during disciplinary, grievance, capability and absence management meetings to ensure appropriate and sustainable outcomes.
Undertake specific HR projects as directed and deliver key HR initiatives
Work with the leaders to develop and provide effective health and wellbeing support and resources
Full employee lifecycle support: Includes supporting hiring process, facilitating pre-boarding, inductions and new hire check-ins. Performance and engagement programs, offboarding process and exit interviewing.
Any other duties as assigned
Deputising for the Head of HR as necessary
Skills, attributes and experience

Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant field
CIPD (preferred but not essential)
Excellent communication skills to liaise with all internal and external stakeholders.
Knowledge of Sage People (HRIS) advantageous
Ability to take ownership for tasks and objectives and be able to prioritise depending upon business needs
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, balancing multiple projects and conflicting priorities
Approachable, pragmatic, and resilient with a high level of initiative
Occasional travel will be required to UK sites
Excellent interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to build trust and credibility at all levels of the organization
Demonstrable knowledge of current people management issues and best practice
Sound UK employment law knowledge

NETPark is a premier UK science park in Sedgefield, County Durham. We provide the right mix of infrastructure, collaborative opportunities and support for science, engineering and technology companies. We support innovative businesses at every stage of their journey from concept to commercialisation with a wide choice of world-class laboratory, clean room and office space from 151 sq ft to 22, 110 sq ft.

A science park with world class innovation infrastructure, academic expertise and capabilities.

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