Talent Business Partner

Blue Octopus
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Salary £45,496 + Benefits
13 Jul 2022
10 Aug 2022
Contract Type

Fixed Term Contract – 18 months to March 2024 – Full Time (would consider part time)

We’re looking for an experienced Talent Business Partner to join our People Team on a fixed term contract until March 2024.

Designing and implementing talent strategies, you’ll develop our leaders and managers, establish inclusive people management practices and lead and manage culture change initiatives.

You will collaborate with colleagues to develop a suite of workforce data to inform plans, monitor progress and measure the success of strategies, initiatives and service delivery.

It’s an exciting time with lots to do and with the support and commitment of senior leaders.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Educated to degree level or has significant work experience at a professional or management level
  • MICPD qualified or working towards it
  • Able to build effective relationships with external partners and key customers
  • Experienced in learning and development
  • An excellent communicator

You will have the opportunity to make a real difference and work with a great and welcoming team. People across all areas of our business are committed, friendly and focused on improving and developing services. Delivering a great employee experience is one of the top priorities.

We’re flexible with hybrid working, however there will be a requirement to attend meetings in Oxford, around twice monthly.


  • Hybrid working / Flexible
  • 28 Days holiday + Public Holidays
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Subsidised leisure membership
  • Employer benefits

About us:

Oxford City Council is a leading authority that punches above its weight. Our corporate objectives are to deliver more affordable housing, support thriving communities, enable an inclusive economy and pursue a zero carbon Oxford. We are in the middle of an exciting change and transformation programme to deliver service excellence and value for money. Our people plan is central to our future success and so it’s an exciting time to join us.

Please refer to the full Job Description & Person Specification when completing your application