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HR Business Partner (TUPE Specialist)


£37,996.68 to £41,512.97 per annum


Fixed Term until 31 July 2019



Closing Date

Reference Number


Job Grade

038 - 041

Responsible To

Director of People and Organisational Development


Bede Campus, Washington Campus, City Campus, Hartlepool Sixth Form College


Attractive benefits for this post include 35 days holiday per year plus bank holidays and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Reporting to the Director of People and Organisational Development your role will be to lead on our People work stream for a forthcoming merger. We are seeking someone with experience of managing mergers, TUPE and organisational change.

This is a critical time for the College and we are seeking someone with a proven track record and preferably experience within the education sector. In addition you will be required to support our People change projects such as developing best practice People policies and procedures that are suitable for multi campus usage.

Sunderland College is a Further and Higher Education College based in the City of Sunderland; and one of the largest Colleges in the North-East region. It is a multi-College estate with 4 College campuses. Annually the College delivers education and training to c12,500 students ranging in age from 14-16, 16-18, and 19 years and above. Delivery spans all education routes including GCSEs and A levels, professional and technical education, apprenticeships, higher education and international.

Over the last 2 years the College has been scrutinised as part of the Governments national review of post 16 education, and also by the British Council, the Quality Assurance Agency and OFSTED. In each instance it has achieved impressive outcomes. The last OFSTED inspection report in June 2016 describes the College’s leadership as strong, evident in; “Excellent communications and a highly visible leadership team [that] underpin collaborative working across the College”; “A culture of high expectation”; and “A highly inclusive culture”. The College also competes nationally and regionally and has recently achieved Continuing Excellence for the Better Health at Work Award.

For this post applicants should be able to demonstrate in their personal statement practical examples of how they fulfil the person specification. We are also seeking someone who can commence employment immediately.

Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.  We are big advocates of diversity so applications are welcome from anyone who’s suitably qualified.

For details on how to apply please visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/vacancies or alternatively email vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6046 to request an application pack.

Applications to be received by Thursday 08 November 2018, 4:00pm.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.


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