HR Business Partner 

(a charity committed to community transformation)

Permanent, part-time post, 20 hours per week (0.5FTE), inclusive of breaks

Salary:  £21,850 per annum (if based in London add an additional £1,612 p.a.) for a 0.5FTE role

Hybrid: Some travel around the UK will also be required.

Are you a Human Resources practitioner looking for your next challenge, and passionate about building community and creating social change? We are looking for an HR Business Partner who can help develop our people and teams, supporting a positive culture built on our relationships, vision, and ethos.  

Oasis exists to create healthy thriving communities and reduce exclusion, through a holistic approach to community development and social innovation. Our work is centred in local communities where we provide education; youth, children and families work; and community services. We are also working in reducing homelessness, the prevention of human trafficking, and the creation of the UK’s first secure school, Oasis Restore.

Oasis’ work and mission has grown rapidly in the last decade. We are looking to recruit a HR Business Partner to help us move into our next phase of growth and build the capacity of our Oasis Operations Team.

This is a new and integral position in our charity, so you will need solid employee relation experience and employment law knowledge, to advise managers confidently. Working as part of the established Operations Team, you will also input into finance and budgets, recruitment at senior levels, and developing our policies in line with our ethos and 9 Habits. It’s a bit of everything, which is what makes this role exciting and a great opportunity for someone who is eager to get hands-on experience in working on the People Strategy of a national charity. As part of the wider Oasis family you will be well supported; being able to work collaboratively with different teams and functions, as well as managing your own workload, is essential.

While we envisage the ideal candidate would have a relevant HR qualification, we recognise that as a people professional, a candidate may bring extensive experience, creativity, and wisdom in this field, instead. We are looking for applicants who demonstrate that they align with the Oasis ethos and values. So, if you are interested in this role but aren’t sure, please do contact us for a confidential discussion. We would love to hear from you!

For your expertise and commitment, Oasis can offer:

  • A truly supportive network and family of staff in a motivating working environment.
  • A non-contributory defined benefit pension scheme with 7% Employer contributions.
  • 25 days annual leave (plus Bank Holiday), rising to 33 days over time (pro rata for part-time)
  • A Cycle to Work scheme and eligibility to join a cashplan healthcare scheme.
  • The opportunity to be part of a movement making positive change in communities.

For further information or to apply, please go to the Oasis UK charity website or call our Operations Team on 020 7921 4335 for an informal chat.

Completed applications should be returned by 9am Friday 2nd August 2024.

Final interviews will take place in London on Wednesday 14th August 2024. Please submit your CV and covering letter at your earliest convenience to recruitment@oasisuk.org. In your covering letter, please answer the following three questions:

  1. With all the HR opportunities available, what inspires you about this role and what is your motivation for applying with Oasis in particular? 
  1. Please give examples that demonstrate you have the personal qualities, experience, and skills required for this role. Please highlight your experience in previous HR roles, and detail examples of where you have been successful in making an impact in terms of developing people and advising management. You may not have equal experience in all areas (of a wide-ranging brief) so please highlight what you consider to be the areas of strength or particular experience that you’ve gained to date. 
  1. After researching the Oasis ethos and 9 Habits, do any of these stand out to you? How might you incorporate them in your daily work and practice?

We actively encourage applications from people of all ethnic backgrounds and minority and underrepresented groups. If you require any assistance to overcome potential barriers, please let us know. 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. The successful candidate will need to show proof of right to work in the UK.

Oasis supports Equal Opportunities.  Registered Charity No. 1026487