HR Business Partner Job Description Template Guide

This will act as a guide and you may have specific requirements that relate to your business and sector. An HR Business Partner can cover many HR duties depending on the structure of the organisation and HR Team.

Below is a list of key duties we’d expect to see when putting together a job description:

Key Duties:

  • Provide HR advisory and coaching services to senior management.
  • Deliver the appropriate knowledge and skills to effectively manage their people and teams.
  • Partner with the business to ensure that appropriate procedures and best practice is adhered to.
  • Manage significant change within a business – redundancies, TUPE transfers
  • Deliver drive business performance initiatives.
  • Manage related objectives aligned with the organisation’s values.
  • Consult with and deliver back projects and initiatives, particularly around recruitment, retention and business objectives and commercial initiatives.
  • Develop management capability in managing employee relations issues.
  • Develop and improve relationships with key commercial stakeholders.
  • Promote employee engagement and wellbeing.
  • Contribute to the development of the wider HR strategies.

Below is a list of key qualifications we’d expect to see when putting together a job description:


We often find that experience in a role and specific skills gained whilst working are of primary concern to employers there will often also be the requirement for specific qualifications.

  • Some may require Degree Education.
  • Being educated to a degree level is often desirable.
  • CIPD qualifications are often requested and expected.
  • Alternatively, graduates with a level-7 qualification will be in high demand.
  • MBA in HR management is also another option.
  • Some employers will also welcome a BTEC HNC/HND in HR management.

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