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People (HR) Business Partner

About You
Do you enjoy working in an environment where no two days are the same?
Do you want to work autonomously?
Do you like to make a difference to the people you support?
If so, read on......
You will be a good communicator who is able to listen and interpret the needs of your line managers, to understand how you can best support them, putting your business partnering experience into action. 
You’ll ideally be CIPD Level 5 qualified or willing to work towards it, and have a good knowledge and understanding of the employee life cycle and be experienced in resolving employee relations issues.  You’ll need to keep up to date with employment law changes and HR best practice, thinking ahead to how we incorporate these into our everyday work.
Whilst we have a support team, you’ll need to be fairly self-sufficient, so your knowledge of Microsoft Office systems and the ability to use HR systems will be put to good use.
More importantly, you’ll be able to work as part of the People & OD team, supporting each other where necessary.  We don’t take ourselves too seriously so if you have a good sense of humour, that would be a good thing.
We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

About The Role
You’ll be part of the People and Organisation Development (POD) team – we’re a great team that works hard, has fun and celebrates our success. 
This is a generalist role which will see you supporting specific departments and line managers with all things people related.  No two days are the same and you’ll get involved in project work that supports the direction of the organisation in making the Coal Authority a great place to work.  We have an ambitious programme of activity including updating policies, introducing a new salary and grading structure, and improving line manager capability, to name but a few.  You could get involved in delivering training to managers and colleagues on new initiatives or may our colleague survey – it just depends on what your interest and level of expertise is.

You’ll have regular meetings with Heads of Departments to understand their plans for their teams and any issues that they may need support on, coaching them to reach the best outcome for their teams.  This may include absence management, performance conversations, employee relations, recruitment and retention – pretty much anything in the employee life cycle, including workforce planning, induction and exit interviews. 

Role location: Hybrid working, activity based on site in our Mansfield Office
For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.


Application closing date: 29th January 2024
Sifting date: 30th January 2024
Interviews: w/c 5th February 2024
(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware and we will look at alternative dates)
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

About The Coal Authority
Our benefits:

  • A market leading pension scheme - our employer contribution rate is around 27%
  • A choice of working patterns; full-time, part-time, job-share
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • Generous holiday allowance – 27.5 days annual leave, plus the ability to flex an extra 6 days in addition to 8 public holidays
  • Adoption or shared parental leave of 26 weeks full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Support with professional qualifications
  • Payment of one annual professional subscription
  • Free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Diversity Network Groups
  • Mental Health Allies
  • Employee discounts available through Edenred
  • Annual health check
  • £15 per month towards wellbeing activities
  • Civil Service Sports and Social club
  • A values based recognition scheme
  • On-site free parking, tea, coffee and soft drinks in the Mansfield office
Working with us:
We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.
Who we are:
Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.
We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Here at TCA we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our communities.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people from different backgrounds, identities, cultures and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.
As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our workforce, we provide a guaranteed interview to applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria who are disabled or from a minority ethnic community.
If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Start: 12/01/2024
  • Rate: £42K - £44K
  • Location: Mansfield,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Human_Resources
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Contact: Admin The Coal Authority
  • Tel: 01623 637149
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0237
  • Posted: 2024-01-12 13:30:24 -

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