HR Business Partner

  • Job Reference: 00001042-1
  • Date Posted: 7 April 2021
  • Recruiter: RSPCA
  • Location: Southwater, Sussex
  • Salary: £45,000
  • Sector: HR Business Partner
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job title: HR Business Partner 

Location: West Sussex 

Salary: circa £45,000 

Hours: 35 hours per week 

Closing date: 10am Wednesday 21st April 2021

In the decade of our bicentenary, and operating in a world that’s more complex and challenging than ever before, we’re determined to continue increasing our reach, impact, and effectiveness.

Our people are at the very heart of our strategy and plans.  

We're looking to recruit an exceptional HR Business Partner to deliver effective and pragmatic people solutions and be a driver for change across our head office support functions working at all levels, but specifically senior management.

What we’re looking for:

  • Strong business partnering experience in a multi-sited organisation with exposure to operations teams.  

  • Experience within a retail or FMCG industry would be advantageous but not essential.

  • Strong employee relations experience (in a unionised environment with complex challenges desirable).

  • Ability to develop strong and trusting relationships across the Society based upon in-depth understanding of business/organisation strategies and challenges and providing comprehensive people plans to support these organisation goals.

  • Experience in influencing and persuading senior managers to embrace and adopt good people practice and change/do things differently.

  • Experience of working to support and influence managers, ideally within an operations environment.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Good understanding of the importance and dynamics of talent attraction and management, employee relations, organisational development, reward and training and coaching etc.

  • Experience of working in a changing organisation and having partnered managers, team and individuals through that change.

  • CIPD qualified 

What’s in it for you:

You'll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. 

We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes 25 days holiday (rising to 30 with service), plus an additional Society day, private healthcare, defined contribution pension scheme, employee assistance programme and a subsidised staff restaurant.

The full job description can be downloaded from the Jobs page of our website.

How to apply:

To apply for this opportunity, please send your CV and a cover letter to:  resourcingteam@rspca.org.uk quoting reference HRBP2566.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close any advert before the published closing date when we have received a sufficient number of applications.

No agencies, thank you.

We strongly believe in being an innovative, diverse, and inclusive organisation and recognise that diversity in all of our people will help achieve that purpose and our mission more effectively.

We strongly encourage and seek applications from a wide diversity of candidates and in particular welcome applications from minority ethnic, black, and candidates with disabilities, who are currently under-represented at the RSPCA.

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.