Human Resources Business Partner

Supporting Education Group
GBP 80,000 - 100,000
Job description

About Us

At Supporting Education Group (SEG), our purpose is clear: Empowering Schools, Championing Educators, Enabling Learning. Everything we do is underpinned by our commitment to improving outcomes for children and young people. Across our group of strategically aligned businesses, we provide a range of best in-class services to the education sector. Our services include the attraction and development of exceptional educators, services that enable schools and trusts to operate efficiently and effectively and programmes that help schools, their staff and their pupils thrive.

About the Role

Due to continued growth, we are looking for a pragmatic and collaborative People Business Partner who will provide a wide-ranging HR Business Partnering service to help build organisation and people capability and to be a key member of the Supporting Education Group People Team to help shape and implement effective people strategies and activities. This will report to the People Director within the Education Management Services (EMS) Division.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the People Director to plan and implement HR strategy, initiatives and projects aligned to the SEG People & Business strategy.
  2. Provide strategic and day-to-day leadership to address the people priorities including talent and succession to ensure the organisation achieves its growth objectives.
  3. Lead and contribute on key HR projects and business transformational change i.e. organisation design/ reorganisations / consultations.
  4. Support senior stakeholders by using key people data and analytics to identify people priorities, inform decisions and make recommendations to increase employee engagement and retention.
  5. Coach and provide feedback to key business stakeholders on people management to help improve business efficiency.
  6. Build and maintain visible and meaningful working relationships with key stakeholders (internal and external stakeholders) and partner with the shared service People Hub and with Talent Acquisition and L&OD centres of expertise.
  7. Provide expert guidance and support on employee relations and/or conflict resolution to ensure consistency, legal compliance, and risk mitigation.
  8. Act as the business representative to ensure the “voice of the business” is represented when implementing new people approaches.

About You

Credible and experienced HR business partner able to work across multiple sites and able to travel to our offices in Bristol, Devon and London (and potentially internationally). Preferably CIPD level 7 or equivalent. Passion for getting under the skin of a business and to focus on business outcomes. Experience of leading through business change & transformation. Have a progressive, pragmatic & non-bureaucratic approach to HR. High quality stakeholder management and able to adapt their approach. Able to lead and facilitate projects and initiatives. Able to use data, metrics and evidence to inform and drive decisions and solutions. Every solution keeps in mind the best employee experience possible.

In Return

Whilst we work in a hybrid way, with collaboration being one of our values, we’d expect you to regularly be in our Central London office in Bloomsbury to connect with our teams in person. 28 days holiday and get an extra day for each year you stay with us, up to max 33 days PLUS bank holidays. We pay for a Healthcare Plan once you’ve passed probation, which includes access to a private GP. From day 1, free life insurance covering up to x4 your salary. We’ll both add money into your pension pot after 3 months. Get 25% off online learning resources for year 1 to GCSE with EdPlace. Choose what flexible benefits you want after you’ve passed probation – this could be buying extra holiday, dental, topping up your healthcare plan, bikes, gym membership, electric cars and give as you earn. Learning and development opportunities. You can really make a difference to a new and evolving People Team. Your creative ideas are encouraged, and we are open to new and innovative ways of doing things. We're passionate about promoting a culture of openness, fairness, and inclusivity. We want everyone to have personal dignity at work and be empowered, so you can be your best, true authentic self each and every day. By joining Supporting Education Group, you will become part of a community that is dedicated to transforming lives and sustaining communities, where your voice is heard, your ideas are valued, and your individuality is celebrated. Together, we will continue to advance our passion for education and build brighter futures for all.

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