Job Reference: PPBP0523

People and Projects Business Partner

Hybrid (a flexible blend of in offices - Plymouth, Newton Abbot, and Redruth, remote/home, and mobile working)

Salary: £35,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing Date: 31st May 2023

Job Description

This is a unique and exciting opportunity that you will not want to miss, whether you are actively job searching or not. You can make this role your own as part of a forward thinking and growing Charity. Do you want to make a real difference in a career you will love?

About Havencare – Havencare has been making a difference for 35 years, changing the lives of people who have learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries, and other support needs. Our big aims include every person having a home that is right for them, and support for the life they choose. We provide direct support services to over 100 people and some bespoke housing across Cornwall and Devon (from Penzance to Teignmouth) with a growing workforce of 270 staff. We have the potential and the passion to do so much more, making a difference locally, regionally, and nationally.

About you and this opportunity – You will live Havencare’s values of “Transparency” “Engagement” and “Quality”, believe in our purpose, vision, and mission, and play a leading role in the delivery of Havencare’s People Strategy.

Our three People Strategy themes are: “Every person matters”; “Treat people like they make a difference”; and “Support people to support people”. You will be an ethical People Professional that is driven to make a difference by empowering personal and collective responsibility, valuing individuality, celebrating inclusivity, and pursuing unity in the purpose of our work.

You will draw on your experience and attributes to upskill, coach, and develop expertise of our leadership and management roles’ in putting HR policy into practice in ways that align with the principles of our People Strategy. You will show passion for ethical approaches, humanising connections, and interactions, and supporting people through change.  Your proven leadership capabilities in developing confidence and competence of others will help you deliver compassionate “radical candour”, caring personally, and challenging directly to enable people to reach their potential. Your solid knowledge of applying employment legislation and regulations in practice will also be key to your success.

Partnering Havencare’s leaders, you will undertake projects including the decentralisation of business functions by introducing automated workflows, systems that bring engagement and efficiency, and a balance of human and digital solutions to deliver on objectives.

You will be responsive, self-motivated, care about the cause, and able to work both with autonomy and collaboratively to deliver project outcomes within agreed timeframes and budgets, whilst ensuring that our charity’s values flow through every decision you make and action you take.

You will have personal ambition and you will want our charity to reach more people and to keep developing your own career in making a difference with us.

Apply Now

To apply, please send your CV with a short covering letter to, explaining why you connect with this role.

Interviews for this role will take place on 7th June 2023.