People & Culture Business Partner

Future Plc
Bath, Somerset
14 Dec 2018
18 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

People & Culture Business Partner

About Future

We are Future, a global multi-platform media company with big ambitions and the talent to bring them to life. Together, we connect people to their passions through the high-quality content we create and the innovative technology we pioneer.

We’re the name behind market-leading brands in specialist sectors like technology, gaming & entertainment, music, creative & photography, field sports, knowledge and home interest. Specialists in our field are passionate about what we do, every year we attract millions of consumers to our websites, magazines, events and social spaces.

We’re dedicated to creating loyal fans of our brands, and the number is growing all the time. But that’s not enough – we’re continually adding to our portfolio, building on our technology and investing in our people. Everything we do is born from our desire to innovate and influence and we restlessly look to improve. We hire people we can learn from and we work together to push the boundaries of what can be done.

Together, we’re exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for – our audiences, clients and shareholders. Our shareholders have watched Future transition into an innovative global platform for specialist media, our share price has performed well in parallel with both the transition and our growing ability in making our content pay. Shares Magazine have issued their 10 stocks for 2018 which includes Future as one of their top picks.  

We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work and the kind of personal development that makes every day even more enjoyable and challenging. We believe it to be a really exciting time to join Future.

Every kind of talent is celebrated and nurtured here. We believe in teamwork that transcends location, which means we don’t have a Future headquarters. Across our offices in the UK, US, France and Australia, each and every one of us is playing a part in driving our business forward.

Department Summary

At Future, people are at the heart of everything we do, we believe that our people are our winning differentiation, they are the focus of every decision we make as a team.  We have huge ambitions across the globe and it is essential that we are able to recruit, onboard and evolve amazing talent, our aim as a function is to embed a high performing rewarding culture.

Job Summary & Purpose

An exciting opportunity to join a small but high-performing People & Culture team supporting a dynamic and driven global media business. A busy, professional but friendly atmosphere, you will need a strong work ethic and outgoing personality to thrive, we believe it’s always necessary to go the extra mile.

Reporting to the Head of People Operations, this is a challenging but rewarding generalist role, supporting the business ambitions.  The role will interact with exec, managers and employees across the globe so it’s vital the successful candidate is able to travel if required and be flexible in their working approach.  

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing many stakeholders and be involved in several exciting projects at the same time whilst always maintaining high standard of business as usual (BAU) activity.

Key role responsibilities

  • Responsible for global operational BAU, leading on all people-change administration
    First line contact for all employee and manager queries
    Support all ER activity
    Support the people aspect of all business acquisition activity
    Responsible for the constant evolution of processes and procedures to meet the evolving demands as a business
    Ability to build strong relationships with managers with the intention of being a trusted advisor
    Providing professional and effective advice on all employee matters, sometimes creating out of the norm solutions
    Knowledge of best practice and remain up to date with HR employment legislation
    Be recognised as credible and efficient, be seen as a valuable member of the P&C Team
    Lead all P&C data analytic activities
    Champion of our core values and culture
    Due to the requirement for global support, out of hours flexibility and travel, particularly in the UK is required

Desired skills and experience

  • Chartered CIPD Member
    Degree Qualification
    Proven experience of working in a fast-paced, constantly changing, business-focussed HR role
    Experience of working in Media, Publishing or Advertising/Sales environment beneficial
    Experience of working with team split across multiple locations and with international stakeholders in different time zones
    Experience TUPE both acquisition and divestment
    Experience organisational design
    Expert proficiency with spreadsheets, reporting and data analytics


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