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HR Business Partner


Faslane, GB, G84 8HL

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:         HR Business Partner - 
Location:         Faslane, Helensburgh UK – Hybrid
Compensation:     Up to £50,000 depending on experience plus Pension, Benefits, Annual Incentive Plan and Healthcare
Role Type:         Full time / Permanent
Role ID:         SF 49258


Make your skills count


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a HR Business Partner at Faslane, Helensburgh
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility



The HR Business Partner is based within our Clyde business area.

As the Ministry of Defence’s commercial partner at HMNB Clyde, Babcock provides specialist engineering support services, including the management of infrastructure and nuclear facilities. We also deliver operational maintenance, upgrades and repairs to support Royal Navy vessels, including the Vanguard and Astute-Class nuclear submarines.  


The role

The difference our new HR Business Partner will make
As a HR Business Partner, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. As part of an HR operational team who work closely with business senior leaders, line managers and our trade unions to help build organisation and people capability, shape and implement effective people strategies and activities and develop approaches that support the achievement of shared organisational objectives.

The role acts as the single point of people expertise for a business area, leading the implementation of specific people/organisation programs, projects, and initiatives, liaising with HR Centres of Expertise and HR Shared Services as required to successfully support the business area.  


Day to day, you’ll establish and maintain strong, pro-active partnerships with business leaders, line managers and trade unions to partner with the business on a full range of both strategic and operational HR issues.

Working with our business leaders to design and lead implementation of fit for purpose organisational design activity as applicable.  Ability to manage multiple projects and demonstrate strong project management skills and experience.  You will lead, develop and execute people related projects and programme change activity ensuring alignment with both the Naval Nuclear and Clyde HR Strategies.

Foster and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders, including colleagues, employees, Managers and Trade Union representatives, to ensure positive industrial relations, sustain effective working relationships and provide pragmatic and innovative HR solutions.

Keep up to date with Employment Law legislation and external best practice to be able to apply subject matter expertise to the development of policy, process or approach and ensuring added value to the business.

Ensure robust and compliant HR policies and practices are in place to support the business and our people (annually reviewing and updating in line with legislative changes, proactive implementation or changing internal business requirements).


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working arrangements with 2 days in the office/onsite and 2.5 days working from home.


Essential Experience
•    Proven experience in an HRBP position with a deep knowledge of HR professional practice which may be achieved through professional qualification to postgraduate level or equivalent experience
•    Knowledge and experience with Industrial Relations good practice and proficient knowledge of employment law, its practical application and prevention of litigation risk.
•    Ability to influence at each level of the business. High attention to detail, effective planning, organisational and written and communication skills.
•    Proven delivery in delivering difficult and/or complex projects i.e., transformational change.
•    Proven experience in ER, including working and successful consultation and negotiation with Trade Unions in a unionised environment. 
•    Minimum CIPD qualified to Level 5 or working towards a Level 7 CIPD qualification with relevant experience gained within a complex business or equivalent experience.
•    You will hold or have the ability to obtain SC clearance

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays
•    Private Healthcare
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Agile Working 
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 
For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive.  We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 8th February 2023





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