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  • Senior Employee Relations Business Partner

  • Business: P&H Division
  • Sector: Human Resources
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 28-Apr-2019
  • Job reference: 21490

Job Description

Senior Employee Relations Business Partner
Fixed term Contract  6 - 9 Months 

Location - Northampton

The HR function within Plumbing & Heating has commenced a programme to separate and create an HR operating model which standalones from an historic centralised HR model with the wider Travis Perkins group business. This role will be pivotal in driving the business change and the end to end creation of a new HR Operating Model (within the role allocated remit)



The Role:
Lead, engage and deliver a transitional employee relations strategy which supports the separation requirements and the  demands of the business(es); providing the effective interpretation of current and potential employment issues into appropriate guidance, advice and action which is commercial, legal and fit for purpose.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Develop and deliver a transitional ER service and detailed plan for managers with remediation activities to reduce volume in order to transition to HR Advisors and HRBPs after interim period
  • Lead and manage a team of Employee Relations experts to deliver the optimal customer service through effective commercial advice and guidance to deliver the required business outcome
  • Manage complex ER cases with support from our legal spport
  • To build capability in the branch/store management teams in addressing people issues positively, by training, coaching and self help interventions
  • Scope and challenge and seek to continuously improve the service offer; ensuring guidance is pragmatic, commercial and reflective of employment legislation
  • Engage positively with all stakeholders and effectively partner on specific business initiatives which impact on the employment relationship
  • Work with our Service partners to improve and embed new ways of working and aligning resources as appropriate
  • Provide insight and foresight on the (potential)impact decisions from Business Leaders and line managers make in the business environment in a way which is commercial and aligned to business values

What you will have 
  • Hold up to 5 years experience at an HRBP generalist level which included ER management
  • University degree or equivalent educational qualification
  • It would be preferred if you held a CIPD Qualified
  • Hold intensive Employment legislation knowledge
  • Change Management
  • Creating and implementing people interventions which have a demonstrable impact
  • Confident and clear communicator (both written and oral) and ability to influence stakeholders
  • Problem solving to balance policy and practice with pragmatism
  • Knowledge of UK employment law and management of employee relations matters
  • Insight driven; at ease with data and analytics to demonstrate an ROI
  • Leading a team
  • Coaching; tenacious and excellent approach to customer service.
Who are we?

We are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20+ leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 28,000 colleagues.


If you’re ready to learn new skills, roll your sleeves up and dive into a exciting change and transformation journey with us then apply today. We’d love to tell you more and share our story with you.

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