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HR Business Partner - Prison Services

Reference: OCT20210040
Expiry date: 23:59, 05 November 2021
Location: Regional
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Excellent Benefits
Attachments: PrisonServicesHRBusinessPartner.pdf

Location: Regional: Yorkshire, Durham, Manchester, Lancashire, Leicestershire, and Cambridgeshire (Flexibility to work remotely and onsite at Milton Keynes Campus)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Flexible Working: We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time hours

Interim and Temp-to-Perm Applications Considered
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum (Subject to Experience)
Apprenticeships: Development opportunities are available through Apprenticeship standards
Reporting to: People Services Manager, Prisons
Closing Date for Applications: 05/11/2021


MK College Group People Services Team has an exciting opportunity for an HR Business Partner to work within the team as part of the Prison Services provision. The full prison provision covers 19 prisons across the UK, of which you will be focusing on 9 Long Term High Security sites based in: Yorkshire, Durham, Manchester, Lancashire, Leicestershire, and Cambridgeshire.

As a successful HR Business Partner, you will complete the team of the operational HR service for Prison Services, providing advice and guidance to managers and employees on employee relations, change programmes, training, and resourcing. You will establish positive working relationships across the board to support the delivery of a proactive HR service across our prison provision. You will act as a guidance point and help to ensure processes are managed within agreed timescales minimising the risk of legal and financial implications.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced HR professional to join our People Services Team, who are all committed to providing a comprehensive service to support and engage our colleagues in building a truly outstanding education institution.

A requirement of the role is to travel to the prison sites on a regular basis, there are also requirements to visit the Campus based in Milton Keynes on occasion. MK College support remote and flexible working.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion practices are a priority for the MK College Group especially in terms of the HR Services we provide.  We’re looking for individuals who have experience and/or a real interest in inclusive and positive action.

MK College will treat all applicants fairly and with respect, irrespective of their background, disability or any other individual characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from people with backgrounds which are currently under-represented within Milton Keynes College.  All offers made to successful candidates are subject to satisfactory outcomes to a range of pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).   In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions up to Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) level.


  • 25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays (entitlement will be pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Professional development opportunities, including professional qualifications
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) accessible 24 hours per day, 365 days per year
  • A variety of amazing discounts with NUS Card
  • Employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities

** For further information about this opportunity, please refer to the attached document.