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Assistant Manager - HR Business Partner

Job Description and Requirements
Position Summary

The Assistant Manager – HR is responsible for the timely, efficient and accurate application of HCT HR strategy, policies, procedures and processes on campus with the aim to provide optimal HR services. He/she contributes to the development and growth of the campus by providing HR advice, guidance and support.

Main Responsibilities


  • Use education and academic knowledge to understand system-wide strategy and collaborate with Central Services, faculty and staff to create innovative solutions to HR requirements.
  • Coordinate with Central Services for the efficient and effective delivery of HR services to ensure the timely resolution of HR issues in line with HCT HR strategy, policies, procedures and processes.
  • Act as a broker, connecting organisational units (such as faculty, function or department) with HR specialists at Central Services who can provide focused expertise to address specific HR needs and translate these needs into HR responses that address their requirements.
  • Help identify the talent capabilities required on campus to execute the system-wide strategy.
  • Act as a consultant on issues related to strategy execution and change, talent management, developing a learning organisation, employee engagement, performance management and employee relations.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to implement initiatives at the organisational unit level and support the design of specialised training, communications, and recruiting.
  • Actively participate in system-wide strategy and operations discussions, proactively identifying people and talent needs as well as issues and solutions.
  • Provide feedback to Central Services about HR solution effectiveness and adjust HR strategies to respond to changing organisational needs such as launching new programmes.
  • Provide input and support to HR teams in designing and implementing new or enhanced HR approaches, programmes, policies, procedures and processes concerning employee relations, organisation design, workforce planning, recruitment and selection, learning and development, career planning and development, and performance management.
  • Provide sound advice and support to campus academic leadership and function managers on all employee relations issues, including termination matters (e.g. terminations for poor performance or misconducts, etc.).
  • Provide requested coaching and guidance to campus faculty and staff to support them in leading their people based on their requests.
  • Ensure proper and efficient delivery of essential HR services by evaluating HR effectiveness and recommending an improved service delivery model for campus.
  • Work with campus leadership and management to develop workforce plans and forecasts as well as to identify and implement talent attraction, talent retention and talent management strategies.
  • Coordinate HCT-wide efforts to ensure HR services across all campuses are aligned with the HCT system strategy and objectives.

People Management

  • Provide professional development support and perform periodic performance reviews for direct subordinates based on HCT's Performance Management System.
  • Coach and mentor subordinates on a regular basis.
  • Contribute in an effective and efficient manner to the recruitment and development of UAE Nationals.






  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required e.g. HR, Business Administration.
  • Full English and Arabic proficiency is required.
  • Intermediate computer literacy is required e.g. MS Office, Banner.


  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience in HR with proven ability to manage a set of processes and/or to manage teams.