HR Business Partner - Ipswich

Ipswich, Suffolk
Competitive salary
06 Feb 2018
06 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

HR Business Partner


This role will work closely with senior managers/stakeholders in designated areas of the business to deliver a people agenda that supports the overall vision and strategy for the business.   

Organisation Chart:

Role reports to the Senior HR Business Partner.


  • Role supports specified areas of the business.
  • Regular interface with HR colleagues, Directors, managers and employees.
  • No direct budget or line management responsibility.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To work strategically and operationally with business areas in a business partnering capacity to ensure HR support is provided to enable them to meet their objectives.
  • Work closely with the supported business areas to implement and deliver the HR Strategy/People Plan to include: resource planning, organisational effectiveness, talent, succession planning, employee engagement and change management, in order to support the delivery of business objectives and drive a high performance culture.
  • Provide support and guidance to managers with complex employee relations issues, i.e. discipline and grievance, absence management, performance management, etc.
  • Ensure that line managers are equipped with the skills to coach their people to high levels of performance and ongoing development of their skills.
  • Support training/competency programmes and work with the business to embed them as business as usual.
  • Utilise the HR KPI’s to shape and drive local action plans i.e. to reduce absenteeism, improve local engagement, etc.
  • Lead on key change projects.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of HR policies and procedures.
  • Participate in HR projects as and when required.
  • Liaise with HR Business Partners in other areas of the business in order to work collaboratively on cross business issues and share best practice.
  • Work with the broader HR Team, to provide the best solutions for the business. 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required:

  • CIPD qualified or equivalent experience.
  • Proven track record as a HR Generalist, with experience of supporting multi-site, disparate Corporate/Group functions.
  • Previous experience of leading on change projects.
  • Strong business and commercial acumen.
  • Strong personal impact and relationship building skills.
  • Sound up to date knowledge of employment legislation.
  • Experience of coaching and influencing managers.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to negotiate and influence effectively with all levels of the organisation.
  • Able to build effective relationships and be able to work as a team member.
  • Confident and self-motivated with a flexible approach to work. 

Measures of Success:

  • Effective people plans in place.
  • Achievement of KPIs.
  • Responsive and delivers in a positive, timely and effective way.
  • Credible and professional.

How You Need to Act:

  • Honest – We say what we mean and do what we say, we’re genuine and true to our word.
  • Energised – We’re passionate about our daily activities and have the drive to turn ideas into action.
  • Achieving – We’re focused on our goals and determined to succeed.  We work hard to deliver innovative solutions to help us do things better for the benefit of our Group.
  • Together – We work collaboratively with our colleagues, customers and stakeholders with a friendly approach and recognise the value each of us brings to achieving our Group vision.

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