Senior HR Business Partner

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced HR professional to join our team. This role supports our Technical Training business unit cluster, currently comprising of Gen2, which provides high quality technical education and skills training to employers. The role will involve working with senior leaders and colleagues to deliver a mix of tactical and strategic leadership on all people related aspects of delivering the business strategy, plans and priorities.

We have a number of regional offices in Northern England from which this role could be based. However we are flexible on location and would consider someone being home based within this region, but travel between our offices will be expected.

About the role

You will work with key stakeholders to create and deliver the business unit strategy. This will include supporting the acquisition and integration of businesses into the Technical Training cluster, the design and delivery of change management programmes, understanding core capabilities needed to drive the business and translating these into plans and creating best practice approaches that will support alignment and consistency on people matters where appropriate. You’ll be responsible for delivering all elements of the Group people strategy including key investments such as HRIS, employee experience and engagement strategies and work with colleagues within the HR specialisms such as Reward & L&D to ensure HR projects and initiatives align with and support the business unit aims.

About you

We are looking for someone with proven HR and business experience, including acquisition and integration. Alongside this you will need experience of working across a complex, matrix environment, managing projects across teams and functions. Key to the success of this role is the ability to build relationships and drive decision making through insight, effective engagement and influence. You’ll need personal resilience and be able to inspire and motivate people during complex periods of change. You must be able to effectively prioritise and ensure key programmes and initiatives are delivered effectively and efficiently to achieve the business aims.

Our Story & Mission

Our purpose is the same today as it has always been – to help people, organisations and economies develop their skills for growth. The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development. Our purpose is to enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth. What we do is about more than skills, qualifications or jobs. Backed by a Royal Charter, we have more than 135 years of experience in making sure that people can contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies. Today, the Group consist of City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, The Oxford Group, Digitalme, E3learning and Gen2. Together, our businesses set the standards for corporate learning, on-the-job development, and skills recognition. City & Guilds, ILM and City & Guilds Kineo, we work with education providers, businesses and governments in over 80 countries, to provide work-relevant education and training in 26 industries.

At the City & Guilds Group our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, and therefore work in a very flexible way to accommodate everyone.

What we offer

We offer the opportunity to work in a large, fast-paced, engaging environment with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent, award winning benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, flexible working opportunities, volunteering opportunities, a generous pension, private medical insurance, volunteering opportunities and much, much more.

We welcome a discussion about how this role can work flexibly for you, for example work pattern, location.

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