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  • Assistant HR Business Partner

  • Business: P&H Division
  • Sector: Human Resources
  • Location: Crick, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive Salary + Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 17-Feb-2019
  • Job reference: 12832

Job Description

Assistant HR Business Partner
Permanent / Fixed Term Contract for 6/12 months
Plumbing & Heating Division

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant HRBP to join a dynamic and energetic business, going through a real period of growth and transformation. This will be a fixed term role, reporting directly to the Head of HR, partnering the Sales & Operations team. The successful candidate must be commercially focused and able demonstrate excellent stakeholder management and communication skills, and the ability to learn quickly and build strong relationships with stakeholders, both within the business and throughout the Group HR & HR Shared Service Team. 

The role will work heavily on the Sales & Ops agenda to achieve future change and people plans. As we continue to grow and develop the business there is a need for us to expand and reshape our HR team to ensure that we are able to deliver excellent service to our stakeholders, and strategically support business plans. This is an exciting time for anyone joining our business and team as they will play a major part in helping us to drive and support business as usual key activities as well as implementing change and transformation across a number of different key areas. This role is a national role and will be based in Crick and Northampton.


Primary Business Partner the Sales & Operations stakeholders such as Regional Directors and Branch Managers 
Work with key stakeholders, senior management and Group Shared Services to deal efficiently and effectively with any complex ER issues that arise. 
Working closely with the senior managers to ensure we have robust succession plans in place ensuring that our People structures are fit for the future and we have the right people  in the right roles, the right place and at the right time to deliver success.  In doing so you will need to: 
Work closely with both the Recruitment team and hiring managers on key roles
Work with senior managers to embed annual succession reviews 
Support operational efficiency through leading structure and organisational reviews
Working with key stakeholders and senior management to role model, deliver positive cultural change and build high performing teams ensuring development needs are identified and solutions are delivered. In doing so you will need to;
Work with the Training team to identify training needs to help build capability within our key roles in Sales & Ops
Support our culture by coordinating listening groups & temperature checks to support with effective communication and engagement
Understand the immediate and future plans for the business and implement our people plan to support this, whilst ensuring stakeholders are challenged and supported to deliver on critical value adding people activities. 
You will be working closely with the Head of HR on a day to day basis as well as a HR Assistant supporting the wide variety of teams in Sales & Operations. In the wider team you will have day to day access to the both the Resourcing and Training team to help you successfully deliver our people plan.


The ideal candidate for the role will have a proven track record as a HR Advisor or Asst HRBP ideally within a business that supports multiple teams with business focused change agendas. It is important that the successful candidate has a can-do attitude and the confidence to work autonomously and proactively. We are looking for broad generalist capability alongside the ability to contribute at a high level to a variety of projects; change delivery, and the ability to influence in a fast paced, ambiguous environment.

Who are we?

We are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20+ leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 28,000 colleagues.

If you’re ready to learn new skills, roll your sleeves up and dive into a exciting change and transformation journey with us then apply today. We’d love to tell you more and share our story with you.

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