Regional HR Business Partner

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: South West England

Salary: ​£31,982 ​- ​£34,925 (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 23 January 2020

Interview Date: TBC - to be held in London

Contact: Mandy Dowden - mandy.dowden@alzheimers.org.uk. 07851244490

Regional HR Business Partner

Reference number:               VAC519

Office location:                     South West - The role covers Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire and Somerset​​, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon, Wiltshire and Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands. Please take a look at the locations of our Society offices.

Please note the deadline to submit applications for this role is 23:59 on the closing date. 

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. Until the day we find a cure, we will strive to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.

To do this, we need to recruit and develop the best people to work and volunteer with us. Our People and Organisation Development directorate has an exciting and ambitious new people plan, ensuring our volunteers and employees are capable of and empowered to play their part in our vision.

Being part of Alzheimer’s Society is so much more than a job. It’s about being part of one big team that is dedicated to making a difference and mobilise everyone to unite against dementia. And we are looking for even more great people with energy, commitment and talent to unite with us to help continue improving the lives of people affected by dementia forever. 

About the role

You will be joining Alzheimer’s Society at a particularly exciting time. As the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, you will be part of the Local Services Regional Leadership Team, playing a crucial people expert role in developing the region to achieve its strategic objectives. You will report to the People and Organisational Development Business Partner but partner with and be the lead HR professional for the Local Services Head of Region and their leadership team. The main purpose of this role is to champion and enable the creation of the best environments for our people to flourish and our people vision to be achieved so the Region can deliver on its objectives and improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

About you

You will have experience of being part of business teams, contributing to business decisions and demonstrating sound business acumen, and you are able to understand the people plans required to deliver business needs, driving forward longer term people plans as well as responding to needs as they arise.

We have an exciting and transformative change agenda and so you will have experience of anticipating and planning for change. You will help to prepare the region for the implementation of the Society’s new service model, contributing to the development and delivery of plans (covering areas such as levels of engagement, skills, behaviours, competency, well-being, current culture and climate etc) that enable the changes to be implemented successfully and with lasting impact. You will also have experience of advising on TUPE transfers and redundancy consultations and be able to advise on these somewhat autonomously and proficiently.

A key part of this role’s success is utilising the expertise of and collaborating with others across the Society, particularly colleagues within the POD directorate, so you be will excellent at building and maintaining relationships, identifying and acting upon opportunities to bring people together to deliver on the regions objectives, using your influencing and persuading skills to get the best outcomes.

You are an HR expert, able to deal with employee relations matters quickly and proficiently either directly or by delegating cases to the HR Service Centre, but you will always ensure a balance between the employee experience and commercial and appropriate risk taking. Your real HR passion and expertise however lies within the wider organisational development arena. You will have experience of identifying good practice HR and OD solutions to drive our high support high challenge culture, influencing and persuading senior managers in order to improve people management practices and the employee and volunteer experience within the region.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

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