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People Partner

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

We promote flexible and agile working opportunities; this role is either a part-time or full-time position (30-37.5 hours per week).

Henry Boot PLC is the parent company of the Sheffield-based Henry Boot Group of Companies. With over 136 years of proven expertise, Henry Boot PLC (the Group) is one of the country's leading property investment and development, strategic land development, construction, and plant hire organisations.

We are currently seeking a People Partner to join our dynamic People & Culture team based at our modern, contemporary, state-of-the-art new head office, the Isaacs Building, located in Sheffield's 'Heart of the City'.

As a People Partner, you will play a crucial role in providing expert advice and guidance to line managers and their teams on all people-related matters. You will be an integral part of our team, working alongside our businesses to ensure a proactive, effective, and professional support service is delivered to internal teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide expert advice and guidance to line managers on complex casework, performance management, attendance, and employee relations issues.
  • Support the roll-out of change programmes, ensuring line managers receive the necessary guidance and support.
  • Coach and guide line managers to equip them with the skills to handle people management issues effectively.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support the operational implementation of the People Plan, projects, and initiatives.
  • Stay up to date with best people practices and legislation, sharing knowledge with our people.
  • Analyse and interpret data to highlight trends and inform the People Plan.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information and ensure compliance with regulations.

About you

You will have outstanding communication and customer service skills with the confidence to build collaborative relationships.

  • Successful completion of Level 5 CIPD or relevant experience.
  • PeopleXD HRIS knowledge is desirable.
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities and judgment.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise work, and meet deadlines.
  • Methodical and organised approach with attention to detail.
  • Flexible and proactive mindset.

Interviews are to be held in the week commencing 25th March, with the second interview held in the week commencing 8th April 2024.

As this is a newly created position, we’re looking for someone who has the passion and the drive to make a significant impact on the organisation and shape the future of our people.

We are passionate about our people, and we are committed to your career development with us. You will have full access to our Learning and Development team, and we encourage you to consider your own training desires and make suggestions. We pride ourselves on fully supporting you in undertaking training and education to achieve your goals and objectives.

Our Offer

We have a competitive and progressive benefits package to help shape and support you inside and outside of work.

  • We pay you a competitive salary – we are committed to promoting equality and diversity and gender pay parity;
  • We will provide you with car allowance and access to electric and hybrid vehicle leasing through our salary sacrifice scheme;
  • We will provide you with car parking facilities or a green travel allowance;
  • We share our financial success with our bonus scheme;
  • We invest in your future with our pension plan provided by AVIVA;
  • We protect your loved ones by giving a life assurance benefit based on multiples of salary;
  • We support you when you might have health concerns for you or your family with our Digital GP app;
  • We will help you manage the balance of work and home with agile working (where possible) and flexibility to ensure that you can be there for those important life events;
  • We give you 26 days of annual leave, with the ability to buy additional leave;
  • We support a complete business closure between Christmas and New Year, which does not require you to use your annual leave entitlement;
  • We give you enhanced pay if you take leave due to becoming a parent; however, you become a parent;
  • We support your career aspirations; we are committed to personal growth and internal talent development;
  • We offer you access to our Cycle to Work salary sacrifice scheme, which includes access to e-bikes;
  • We support you when you need external support with our Employee Assistance Programme.

About Us

Henry Boot PLC is a unique Group of Companies that create sustainable value and long-term growth from land, property & development and construction. Inspired by our founding principles and the Henry Boot Way of working, we always operate in accordance with our stated Values, with the utmost care and professionalism. We add value to our business units by giving strategic support and guidance to help fulfil their operational needs.

As a Group, we’ve been unlocking value from our operations for over 135 years.

Equality and Diversity

Since 1886 our business has always put our people first, so we’re totally committed to offering an equal opportunity to every individual who joins us.

Due to GDPR we’re unable to accept applications from agencies who have not been instructed to act upon our behalf.

The Henry Boot Group of Companies reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


£43,000 - £50,000, plus car allowance of £6.5k, bonus and other enhanced benefits

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