People People

I have partnered with an iconic British fashion retail brand that operate globally, who have amazing company values.

The role is working as a People Partner , focussing across the Head Office/Corporate Functions client group.

My client really wants someone with solid experience within HR Management, someone who is very commercial and is used to working within a fast paced and demanding environment.


  • Working closely with, listening to and understanding the needs and priorities of their business areas.
  • Analysing insight provided by People Operations. Using the data to inform the people strategy and plan for their business areas, implement actions and ensure fit for purpose and cost-effective solutions.
  • Are the 'voice of their business areas' within the wider People Team.
  • Has ultimate accountability for HR for their business areas. Develops strong business relationships and acts as an HR consultant to ensure success.
  • Is the escalation point to unblock people issues and obstacles affecting business performance.
  • Ensures line managers and employees are educated as required on the correct HR processes and contacting the right team for support.
  • Works with the People team's subject matter experts to ensure an exceptional service is delivered to the business.
  • Works as a Coach to managers. Has regular 121 sessions to build relationships and support with any people related challenges. Challenges and supports - asking the right questions to improve performance.
  • Delivers training on people related issues as required.
  • Supports line managers in management of absence situations (including capability and parental leave).
  • Carries out organisational design for their area and leads organisational change to ensure structures are fit for purpose and able to effectively deliver for the business.
  • Appropriately facilitating and enabling resourcing/budget discussions that allow alignment of planned HR initiatives and deployment.
  • Supporting recruitment for critical roles or key talent to ensure roles are filled to the highest standard.
  • Acting as the performance improvement driver, challenge the status quo and is an advocate of positive changes in people management. Ensure the execution of performance management requirements for their area.
  • Design succession plans for top talent and key job positions and work with managers to ensure they are pipelining talent internally and externally.
  • Check in with line manager new starters during their onboarding and probationary period.
  • Understand the engagement results for the business areas and use the insight to inform key people initiatives to ultimately improve engagement.

Participates in ad hoc projects as and when required.

About you:

  • Good understanding of the business (model, products, industry, competitors etc.).
  • Confidential and trustworthy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and adapt style.
  • A strong influencer, comfortable at challenging senior leaders.
  • Can explain complex plans or processes in a simple and concise manner.
  • Ability to identify key data sources and utilise data driven insights to effectively improve business decisions.
  • Makes confident, clear decisions based on sound judgement.
  • Dedicated to the success of peers and demonstrated willingness to train/mentor.
  • Ability to build long-term, trusting relationships and work well across functions.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and have strong organisational skills.
  • Proven ability to quickly learn new applications, processes, and procedures.
  • Proven capacity to manage changing priorities and ambiguity while remaining calm and controlled.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • An in-depth knowledge of current employment law and legislation.
  • Knowledge of HR and Payroll software with ability to analyse data to inform people decisions.
  • University degree or relevant professional qualification at graduate or diploma level.

If this sounds like a good fit for you please apply below or email me directly

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