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People Partner

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom +3

The role

From the very outset we will be looking for you to develop and lead on a comprehensive onboarding program that reinforces our culture and values, and play an active role in development, implementation and improvement of our recruitment and retention metrics.

Obviously, there is a lot more work to do and your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work closely with senior managers to annually review through workforce planning their priorities for the year and identify support and interventions required to realise their departmental and organisational priorities and objectives.
  • Support the development and implementation of sound practices and provide accurate advice to senior staff of the Association on current employment legislation, including Discipline and Grievance, TUPE, and Employment Contracts.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the People strategy on areas including recruitment and selection, training and development, attendance management, health and wellbeing, reward and recognition and performance management.
  • Manage employee relations matters including grievance, disciplinary and dismissals, providing sound advice about employment tribunals and changing employment legislation.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Develop and deliver people related workshops, e.g., supporting attendance management.

What we’re looking for:

  • An experienced People Partner
  • A desire to continuously improve practices & processes, and an ability to bring others along on that journey.
  • An honest, open, and collaborative partner and team member.
  • A desire to work at pace, with ambition and creativity.
  • An excellent communicator who is courageous with strong collaboration and influencing skills.
  • A self-motivator, proactive, and enthusiastic with a real drive to achieve positive results for colleagues across the Association.
  • A willingness to challenge teams and individuals to better uphold the organisation’s values and make cultural improvements.
  • An ability to relay information simply, concisely, and accurately in both written and verbal formats.
  • An accomplished facilitator with experience in the delivery of people related workshops including, e.g., attendance management, performance management.
  • A strong skillset around the core Microsoft Office products
  • Experience in managing people centric projects from creation to delivery.

Whilst a CIPD level 5/7 would be desirable we are happy to consider applicants with extensive experience obtained ’on the job’.

This role will require the jobholder to possess a Basic DBS Certificate.

The jobholder will be required to travel between home and sites across Northwest, North Wales, Derbyshire. Head office is located in West Bromwich.

If you are interested in our role and would like to be part of our small but perfectly formed team please contact Ceri Murphy, Assistant Director of People at and we can arrange an informal chat.

Applicants should send their CV and letter of application to Ceri Murphy, Assistant Director of People at

Closing Date: 15th March 2024

Interview Dates: 28th March & 4th April 2024

Interview(s) location: Walter Moore House, 34 Dudley Street, West Bromwich, B70 9LS.

We are passionate about actively encouraging applicants from all cultures, backgrounds, and identities. We are committed to treating our teams fairly and with respect, irrespective of their background, disability, or any other protected characteristic and this starts with our recruitment process. 


up to £38,500

CIPD Optional

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