People Business Partner

Remote Cardiff, Caerdydd, Wales, United Kingdom

We are Kocho 


We recognise that technology on its own does not deliver change. Partnership and teamwork sit at the heart of our managed IT and transformation services, alongside our excellent identity and security professional services consulting. When you combine these elements together we enable our clients to achieve their business goals and 'Become Greater'. 


We are better together, and our employees benefit from a wide range of collaborative tools, with a flexible mix of home, hybrid, and office working options. Our Head Office is in the heart of London’s West End and provides a comfortable working environment with flexible collaboration spaces and a vibrant environment, and in 2022 we’ll be opening a new office in Cardiff too. 


Kocho is an equal opportunities employer and we pride ourselves on 'doing what's right'. We make recruitment decisions based on qualifications, skill set and experience. We consider all suitable candidates regardless of their age, sex, gender reassignment, race, religious beliefs, marital status, disability or sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic. 


Here is the role: 

Working across the whole business, you will be responsible for partnering with key stakeholders to enable them to drive success and achieve their deliverables. You will be the first point of contact for Employee Relations matters, talent development and organisational change. You will work closely with the internal recruitment team to ensure each department has the appropriate resource.    


This is what we need from you: 

  • Work with managers on career development initiatives, including implementing personal development plans, succession planning, talent profiling, appraisals and salary review completed 
  • Partner with the team leaders to ensure performance reviews are carried out in a timely manner and pay reviews are processed in line with company practice and budget 
  • Provide training to the business on relevant topics where necessary 
  • Ensure policies are kept up to date and in line with Employment legislation 
  • Encourage internal promotions, and work with the hiring managers to ensure a smooth transition between roles  
  • Carry out leaver interviews and report back on a monthly basis with trends and suggestions for improvements 
  • Input into the People business strategy and work with the People Director to see through to fruition   
  • Assist the Cultural Champions with any social activities   
  • Support the People Director to deliver and embed the Harmonisation Programme. 


We also need you to: 

  • Support and educate managers in all employee relations related queries, being proactive where possible 
  • Escalate risk to the People Director where appropriate, and report on a monthly basis 
  • Work with managers to reduce regrettable people turnover, understand reasons for leaving and develop practices to minimise risk 
  • Ensure policies are kept up to date and in line with Employment legislation   
  • Support the managers to hire in line with the recruitment processes   
  • Undertake project work as determined by the business strategy   
  • Be an advocate for Kocho and work with teams to ensure they feel part of the journey 


Would be great if you: 

  • Carry out regular check in with new joiners    
  • Be a visible member of the team across the company   
  • Be an advocate for Kocho and work with teams to ensure they feel part of the journey 


 And this is what we offer in return: 

  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • Life assurance  
  • Critical illness  
  • Flexible benefits – Choose what suits you 
  • Access to a discount store 
  • Fruit, cereal, toast, biscuits, squash, fizzy drinks etc.  in the office 
  • Celebrations for exciting life events 
  • Matched charity donations 
  • 25 days leave, plus a day for your birthday 
  • Enhanced family leave  
  • Length of service awards 
  • Monthly socials  
  • Summer party get together for all the family  
  • Continuous Training 
  • Peer Reward programme 
  • Flexible working  
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Partnership with a mental health provider offering proactive support 
  • Agile working 
  • Branded SWAG for all employees and new joiners  
  • Cultural champions – Focussing on celebrating our diversity 
  • A host of clubs to get involved with - Running club, Football, Parents hang out, Motivational speakers. 

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