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13 August 2021

HR Business Partner









Dependent upon experience

The Role

We're looking for a talented and experienced HRBP to join our expanding HR team. You’ll be responsible for working closely with our leadership and management teams to ensure that effective and proactive people management practices are delivered effectively and consistently.

This is a HR generalist role; delivering services across the full employee lifecycle to ensure that the HR proposition enables us to reach our goal of being an employer of choice.

Coaching and supporting managers to effectively manage and develop their people in line with their business plans, by increasing capability and attracting, retaining and developing the best industry talent will be key parts of your day-to-day role.


Key Accountabilities

  • Contribute to the development of the overall People Plan, through active participation and by leading people programme projects where appropriate.
  • Provide cost effective HR solutions to the business on employee engagement, organisational design/ restructuring, talent and succession management, learning & development, performance management and resource planning.
  • Work closely with line managers to provide guidance and support on all areas of employee relations including, but not limited to, performance management, absence management, policy, procedure, T’s and C’s, disciplinary and grievances issues, conduct, capability, and employment legislation.
  • Ensure that all advice and guidance is accurate, balanced, and takes account of current employment legislation, the commercial requirements of the business, and best practice HR.
  • Understand the strategic and operational priorities of the business and have an active role in transformation discussions; to include providing lead support and advice in the implementation of organisational change projects ensuring that a consistent approach is maintained in areas such as workforce planning, roles changes, redundancies, TUPE transfers and office relocations.
  • Support the divisional leadership teams in developing people management capability through group training and coaching; you will also play an active role in developing and delivering development workshops in key areas of HR best practice, to enhance knowledge and skills with key stakeholders monitoring results.
  • In conjunction with the divisional leadership teams, develop people plans for each division to proactively develop the business from a people perspective and improve engagement levels. To include supporting the implementation of regular engagement surveys and using the insight to build appropriate action plans at both a divisional and organisational level.
  • Work closely with the divisional leadership teams to deliver robust talent management and succession plans; ensuring Performance Development Reviews are undertaken, appropriate performance improvement and development programmes are in place and managers consistently address performance concerns and reach resolutions within reasonable timescales.
  • Develop, implement and communicate best practice HR and employment policy, processes and documents, promoting effective and efficient working practices and ensuring legal compliance.
  • Produce, analyse and interpret management information (MI) relating to the employee population. Understand specific trends and issues, e.g. attrition, absence, demographic trends etc. and provide accurate MI, insight and recommendations to key stakeholders to enable fact based decision making and action.
  • Support the annual cycle of people activity, including pay review; performance calibration and employee survey.
  • Develop and embed effective reward and recognition practices to ensure that employees are rewarded competitively and fairly, motivated and inspired to go the extra mile.
  • Influence continuous improvement in managing for performance, absence management, retention and engagement.
  • Advise on people challenges and opportunities, risks to the business and mitigation, making recommendations and creating action plans.
  • Keep up to date with developments in employment legislation and human resources best practice, knowledge sharing within the team to ensure continuous development and improvement.


Skills Required

  • At least 3 years Senior Advisor / Business Partner experience required
  • Demonstrable experience of independently managing complex employee relations issues
  • High level of up-to-date employment law knowledge
  • Strong facilitation and coaching skills
  • Ability to understand and drive insights from HR data with a good understanding and level of experience of HR information Systems
  • Strong stakeholder management experience with evidence of building and maintaining strong and effective relationships
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to assimilate information quickly and contribute to the commercial goals of the organisation
  • Strong generalist HR knowledge to challenge and interpret policies and procedures and their implementation by management teams
  • Hands-on and able to work as part of a busy HR team and independently
  • Evidence of delivering change in complex and demanding environments, including project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) to ensure that employee communications drive engagement across all levels
  • Passionate about providing an excellent HR generalist service to key stakeholders
  • Highly organised and efficient with excellent project management skills
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects and ER cases simultaneously


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