Strategic People Business Partner

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative Strategic People Business Partner who will work in partnership with directors, managers, People colleagues and key stakeholders to develop and shape the people agenda, delivering people plans and solutions in line with the needs and priorities of the programmes/departments they support.

You will have excellent people skills, including coaching and developing others. Your ability create a culture where challenging the status quo is encouraged will be a key factor to succeed in this role. This is also a great opportunity to use your strong interpersonal and influencing skills to work with senior stakeholders in the organisation.

What will you be responsible for?

As a Strategic HR/People Business Partner you will have in-depth knowledge of Employment Law and HR practices with a solid track record in managing / advising on complex / sensitive legal issues. Your main responsibilities may include:

  • Fulfilling the role of the people expert, they advise colleagues and managers by providing guidance on people management and development, leveraging the expertise of colleagues in the People Department to the benefit of the departments/programmes they support.
  • Operating as a member of the department/programme Senior Management Team, they identify key people issues at an early stage and work pro-actively to develop strategies to address them.
  • Responsibility for managing and supporting strategic projects covering resourcing, defining goals and values, employee engagement projects, talent management and development.
  • Supporting change management, organisational design and development projects for the department/programme, ensuring coherence and consistency with the broader UKAEA people agenda.
£53,017 to £56,555 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
People (HR)
Type of Employment

Additional Information

What we offer

Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women. The Executive team with support from our ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success.

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 09/02//2023 . We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Note for applicants who are applying for employment with UKAEA either from outside the United Kingdom or who have spent time outside the United Kingdom in the last five years. Please visit If the country you are resident in or have resided in is not listed on this website or that the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state then we are unable to process your application.

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What can I expect from the application process at UKAEA?

Once you have submitted a formal application via our website, all CVs will be reviewed shortly after the closing date of the advert.

  • Submit online application

  • Phone interview

  • Face-to-face or virtual interview

  • Other assessments

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

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