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Job listing closed on 7 May 2024
3 May 2024

Assistant HR Business Partner

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Birmingham, UK
Full Time
3+ years exp.

Job Title: Assistant HR Business Partner

Department: Human Resources and Payroll Department

Hours of Work: Full Time (35 hours per week) (including Matchdays working Evenings and Weekends)

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Attractive Remuneration Package

Location: Villa Park

Closing Date: Monday 6 May 2024

1. The Department

At Aston Villa Football Club, we recognise that our staff are at the heart of everything we do, and we are committed to making our Club a truly great place to work.

Our Human Resources and Payroll Department plays a key role in delivering our β€˜people’ strategy. We are focused on ensuring the Club has the right skills and resources in place to deliver an elite, high performance culture that drives our success both on and off the pitch. We provide support to over 1,000 staff Club-wide, and deliver a diverse range of activities across resourcing, employee relations, reward and benefits, employee engagement, talent, and people analytics.

2. The Role

We have a new, exciting opportunity for an Assistant HR Business Partner to join our Human Resources and Payroll Team.

This post will be pivotal in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a specific business area (currently, matchday teams), and provide generalist HR advice, guidance, and risk-based solutions to key stakeholders on a range of people-based activities such as recruitment and onboarding, employee relations, reward & recognition and staff engagement.

Operating within a fast-paced, dynamic environment, this will be a busy role with a varied caseload and offers an opportunity to actively contribute to other HR initiatives. As the key HR contact for your business area, you will drive meaningful impact by undertaking the full range of recruitment and onboarding activities, as well as delivering an exceptional employee lifecycle service including contract administration, dealing with staff queries, and processing leavers.

The role is full-time based on site at Villa Park, and you will need to be flexible to support HR activities during evenings and weekends (when required). You will also provide dedicated HR support on all β€˜home’ matchdays (including an onsite presence, with some occasional remote support to be agreed in future). This role will also need to attend staff training and induction events to provide HR support to your business area during evenings and weekends as required.

For further information about the Role, please see the Role Profile.

3. The Person

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Human Resources, or relevant work experience gained in lieu of qualification will also be considered. You will have demonstrable experience of providing HR advice and guidance across a varied casework e.g. recruitment, paternity/maternity, flexible working requests, sickness absence, grievance, disciplinary., and have up to date knowledge of HR policies, practices, and practical application of UK employment law.

You will have the ability to liaise and build successful relationships with a range of colleagues and stakeholders at all levels by demonstrating personal credibility and integrity, and have an awareness of using sensitive, highly confidential personal information and data. The successful candidate will also have strong organisational skills with the ability to remain calm under pressure, use your own initiative and make recommendations for improvements to processes. Strong administrative skills and proficiency in using Microsoft Office particularly (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) are also required for this post.

With the ability to work matchdays and across some evenings and weekends, you will ideally also have access to a vehicle and / or the ability to travel between our Club sites; Villa Park, London Office and Bodymoor Heath Training Ground.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

For further information, the Role Profile and to apply please go to

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The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please seeAston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding