The directorate has overall responsibility for the recruitment, training and development of staff, understanding and implementing employment legislation and welfare. HR also has oversight of staff retention programmes and provides workforce planning and analysis.

Furthermore it provides support to the business during restructures and change programmes and to managers in the implementation of policies, performance management, as well as sickness and absence management.

Roles in Human Resources include:

  • Equality and Diversity Manager
  • Workforce Planning Officer
  • HR Business Partner
  • HR Manager
  • HR Advisor
  • HR Administrator
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Senior Recruitment Advisor
  • Recruitment Advisor
  • Recruitment Coordinator
  • Recruitment Administrator

Entry requirements

Basic standard education (3 GSCE) or equivalent is usually required. For more senior roles in human resources you will need a professional qualification that is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Whatever role you play in human resources, you will need good communication skills, an interest in people, and be able to play a part in the implementation of policies.

To apply, click ‘Find jobs now’ or send your CV to .  If you have any questions, please call 01869-365000 option 1 for the recruitment team.

Career prospects

If you come into the NHS with a qualification in human resources, you can develop your career in this area, by gaining experience and qualifications. In all corporate areas, you can move into senior management in general healthcare.

Equally, if you join without formal qualifications and wish to progress, you’ll be encouraged to take the necessary training for your chosen career path – this could be NVQs or qualifications awarded by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.