Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes – Senior People Business Partner


Salary: £34,723 – £43,306 (per annum)

Location: Remote

Hours: 35 hours per week

Benefits: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Application Deadline: 31 October 2021

At Help for Heroes, we believe those who serve our country deserve support when they are wounded. Every day, men and women have to leave their career in the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds; their lives changed forever. We help them, and those still serving, to recover and get on with their lives.

And who are we you’re wondering? We are experts and beginners. Generalists and specialists. Ordinary people with an extraordinary passion towards making a positive change to the lives of our veterans (and having fun while doing it).

As One Team we share a philosophy – I.C.A.R.E. It’s the way we walk and talk, the way we interact with others and how we approach everything we do. We are: Innovative – Collaborative – Authentic – Resourceful – Energetic.  We have an incredible opportunity for a Senior People Business Partner to join our team. Please see below for more information on what just might be your future role.

Job Purpose

To attract, retain and develop high calibre people into an environment where they are Inspired, Enabled and Supported to deliver the Help for Heroes Mission;
“ Passion and Purpose”


  • To manage the activities and development of the people business partners activities in line (with our People Strategy and overall Charity Philosophy)
  • To facilitate challenge and share best practices across different functions in the organisation
  • To contribute to the People Plan, working closely with the Leaders in the business and drive the onward performance of the Charity
  • To Deputise for the Head of People
  • To share the responsibility for the goals and targets of delivery within the area they are focused/dedicated
  • To lead change management projects within the field
  • To manage the ER activities with the leadership team
  • To share the responsibility for the goals and targets of delivery within the area they are focused/dedicated
  • To act as a key member of the respected management team within area of focus
  • To actively support discussion and share best practices across different functions in the organisation
  • To support OD activities through talent and retention risk and opportunity identification

Main Responsibilities

  • Acts as a single point of the contact for the employees and managers in your area of the charity.
  • Proactively supports the delivery of HR Processes within your area.
  • Manages complex and difficult HR Projects cross-functionally
  • Builds a strong business relationship with key internal customers
  • Actively identifies skill gaps, proposes and implement changes necessary to cover risks
  • Recruits personally the key talents for the internal customer
  • Facilitates discussion with the management team to bring best solutions for employees
  • Acts as the catalyst to drive the employee journey and provokes positive changes in the people management
  • Designs succession plans for key talents and key job positions
  • Challenges the organisational structure of H4H and proposes changes
  • Acts as the member of the People Management Team
  • Develops People Team members as they can become People Business Partners
  • Acts as a mentor to the People Team
  • Supervises the related People Services activities to ensure an ABC approach to outcomes

Essential/Desirable  Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • CIPD Level 5 (or higher) would be desirable
  • Have HR experience as a leader and previous experience in HRM, either as a specialist or as a generalist
  • Have the ability to develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels
  • Have a proven hands-on attitude, be flexible and adaptable.
  • Demonstrate the ability to motivate others and influence work behaviours
  • Possess strong change management, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Have intellectual curiosity, bringing valuable insight into the team / business
  • Be experienced in managing a team of HR professionals
  • Be an active team player
  • Personable negotiation techniques – willing to find compromise and focuses on a positive outcome for all
  • Good ER experience – and able to demonstrate positive
  • L & D background – to support development within Team H4H
  • Project management and/ or change management.
  • Strong Business Acumen – including budget management
  • Strong Time Management and Priorities Management Skills
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
  • Life skills are invaluable

Key Competencies & Behaviours

  • Organisational Design & Resourcing
  • Pay and Reward
  • L&D
  • ER

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