HR Business Partner

Countryside Properties PLC
£40,000 per annum
30 Aug 2017
05 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time



Main office base: Wolverhampton or Warrington

Workload requires mobility between Wolverhampton and Warrington offices and Divisional sites across both regions

Are you an experienced HR Business Partner seeking your next progressive step into a thriving business? If you are, then Countryside has the right role for you, to partner with our vastly expanding Partnerships North and Midlands Division, providing exceptional HR support to multiple regions within a growing Division.

We create places people love - places of character, designed to strengthen people's sense of belonging and build enduring value for all. We achieve this through building new homes and neighbourhoods of lasting quality. As part of our ambitious development programme, we are now seeking the expertise of an HR Business Partner to provide support and guidance to several regions of our team.

Objective of the role

  • To partner closely with stakeholders across your business unit/region, coach managers and give expert advice on people issues and organisational changes.
  • To lead communication and facilitation of key HR projects and changes.

Responsibilities of an HR Business Partner in our business

  • Partner closely with allocated region(s), focusing on building strong relationships with Directors, Associate Directors, Heads of Departments and Senior Managers.
  • Act as a single point of the contact for the employees and managers in the region(s).
  • Attend relevant management and department meetings for your region(s) to advise on HR projects and changes.
  • Manage all HR related queries for your region(s) and escalate or delegate as appropriate.
  • Work closely with the Finance Director for your region(s) to understand the manpower plan and to track this throughout the financial year.
  • Provide advice and guidance to management in your region(s) on employee relations issues.
  • Maintain up-to-date understanding of employment law and advise your management on changes that impact them.
  • Working with the Head of HR and other HR Business Partners, manage the performance management process for your region(s) to ensure SMART objectives are set and reviewed regularly. Coach line management regarding ongoing performance issues.
  • Working with the Head of HR and other HR Business Partners, to manage the annual pay review process for your region(s) including 1-to-1 discussions with senior management and facilitation of calibration meetings.
  • Support other HR Business Partners to deliver organisational change programmes and champion a best practice approach to change management within business units.
  • Working in collaboration with the Group Recruitment Business Partner, Divisional L&D Managers and the Fleet & Facilities team to ensure consistency of process across all sites and offices.
  • Deputise for the Head of HR as needed, and take the lead on business as usual HR support and initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with managers providing input and support for business decisions offering appropriate challenge and working to ensure that decisions are aligned with organisational direction and priorities.
  • Proactively monitor all relevant 'people' data to identify emerging trends and then coach the business to take appropriate action or intervention.
  • Work with the regional management teams to review and update succession plans for key talent and key job positions.

Key Skills and Experience

  • CIPD qualified.
  • Previous experience working as an HR Business Partner, ideally at a Senior Level, with exposure into a wide variety of HR processes and procedures.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and collaboratively partner with members of a wider team.
  • Proven experience reporting to multiple lines of management, for example, a central Head of HR and a Divisional Managing Director.
  • Strong business acumen and conscience.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to influence Senior Managers within our business.
  • Ability to provide advice and guidance which is appropriate and fully consistent with legal requirements, company policy and best practice.
  • Working knowledge of current employment legislation.
  • Thorough understanding of HR policies, systems and processes.
  • Ability to communicate concisely and effectively at all levels.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise workload.
  • Excellent organisational skills.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience of working within the Construction Industry.

In return, we offer a Rewarding Salary, performance related Bonus, rewarding Career Path and a Market Leading Benefits Package. What are we looking for? Well, your energy, enthusiasm, your drive to deliver results and passion to make a difference every day. Together, we will achieve our goal which ultimately ensures the very best for our customers.

As we grow, you can too. Investing your career with Countryside Properties means that you are part of a business with a reputation for integrity and a rich history of success.


If the above position has motivated you to take the next step in your career, please respond with a copy of your CV and Covering Letter. If you would like to view our other vacancies, please visit our website:

Countryside Properties PLC is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and promote equality across our business. The terminology used in this advert is not intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We welcome applications from all sections of society and are always happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and / or additional arrangements as required to support your application.