HR Business Partner

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1341583951-2
  • Date Posted: 1 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Aspire Defence Services Ltd
  • Location: Tidworth, Hampshire
  • Apprentice Pay: £55,000 to £66,700
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Driving, Health and Safety, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Are you a seasoned HR professional ready to play a pivotal role in our organisational success? Join our team at Aspire Defence Services as a HR Business Partner, where you'll drive HR strategies to align with our business goals.

As a key member of our Operational Senior Management team, your responsibilities include a wide range of HR Business Partnering services. You will provide pro-active, value adding, strategically aligned support to the team in the development and delivery of people strategies to support the business goals of the organisation including the establishment of an apprentice strategy across the business. You will work closely with the business areas to ensure that the people agenda supports the business objectives.

You'll be at the forefront of fostering a culture shift and transformation to enhance communication and knowledge sharing. Additionally, you'll build management capability through coaching, craft solutions to people issues, and utilise data to boost employee engagement. Collaborating closely with key stakeholders to establish a structured apprentice strategy and programme, ensuring alignment with business objectives, and fostering a supportive learning culture.

We're seeking experienced and credible HR professionals with a strong HR/ER background. You should have a proven track record of adding value and improving operational efficiencies, including reducing absence levels and attrition. Experience with unionised workforces and in developing a structured apprentice strategy and programme is crucial.

Being a self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills is essential. You should also have experience delivering HR services across different geographies and be adept at building trusted relationships with stakeholders. A customer-focused approach, expertise in HR policies and procedures, and a background in leading through change and transformation are key.

In this role, organisational skills and a collaborative communication style are highly valued. You should possess strong emotional intelligence, confidence, and the ability to build effective relationships across teams. Handling urgency and pressure, prioritising effectively, and adapting to a rapidly changing environment are crucial skills.

Your articulateness and credibility in influencing people at all organisational levels are vital, along with strong analytical abilities for informed decision-making. Maintaining confidentiality is a non-negotiable skill.

But first, meet the team

With a 35-year contract, making soldiers' lives better is at the heart of everything we do at Aspire Defence Services.

Seriously, picture a heart (the real one) and imagine how hard it works to keep the body running, making sure every part gets exactly what it needs to thrive. That's our mission; to deliver a modern, fully serviced, flexible working environment for soldiers.

And just as the heart needs certain parts to keep the body alive, we need the dedication and commitment of our people to support our customers. We deliver a broad range of services for one-third of the British Army living and working on our patch, and we're proud of the work we do.

We're all about nurturing great teams, and our award-winning safety and wellbeing initiatives are built on keeping an eye out for one another and having a good work-life balance.

In addition to being part of our team, you'll also get

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, as well as the option to buy and sell holiday
  • Contributory Company Pension Plan matched up to 6%, plus individual life assurance
  • A shopping discounts scheme
  • Employee assistance and health and wellbeing check ins
  • Reward and recognition to celebrate outstanding achievements
  • Free on-site parking

Ready to join the team?

You must have CIPD certification and a degree, as well as a valid UK driving license. It would also be desirable to have a Chartered Fellow or Member of CIPD status.


Up to £66,700 depending on skills and experience


TidworthPlease note:

We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate against protected characteristics. We guarantee that candidates will be given the same consideration and will pass through our established procedures. Please note, this vacancy may close early if we receive a high volume of applications.

ADSL has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the right to live and work in the UK. If you are invited to an interview, you will be asked to bring with you original copies of documentation that provides evidence of your right to live and work in the UK. Applicants needing skilled worker sponsorship may not be suitable for this post due to the immediacy of the appointment. If you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to ADSL verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.