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People Partner

People Partner

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Ref: R00AOR00146
  • Closing Date: 14 May 2021
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

Salary- £45k-£55k


We’re looking for experienced HR Business Partner/HR Change Manager professionals to help our team evolve to respond to the increased challenges we face into.


Our People & Culture community now needs to pivot to support the wider organisation deliver its current and future strategic objectives, including alignment to our member Missions. We are doing this through reshaping our vision, operating model and the way we structure ourselves to enable us to align and respond to the emerging strategic needs. We are excited to have created a new People Change & Partnering Team which will focus on supporting strategic business priorities working with key senior leaders.


Operating model changes and the flow through to implications for our workforce will be a pivotal activity for this new team as we seek to influence the change agenda. Our focus will be swarming around transformational work packages that deliver society wide benefit, organisational design, influencing the use of best practice, harnessing our people proposition and enabling the Society to deliver greater flow, efficiency and create longer lasting value through our people.


As a People Partner, you will be responsible for supporting transformational people change. We are looking for individuals who have led or been integral to the delivery of large scale transformational change. Experience of supporting businesses in their evolution to agile IT delivery operating models would be an advantage. Tenacity, stakeholder influence, adopting a coaching approach with senior leaders and adaptability are core attributes that we are looking for In addition to supporting large scale operating model design and people transition programmes, you will also support and influence the wider People & Culture vision and strategic outcomes with our various business areas.


Due to COVID-19 the way we are operating as an organisation is changing. As we try to navigate the varying and unprecedented landscape we are continuing to work on how and where our teams work during this time. As a result, we are flexible on location, and whilst this role will involve working remotely to begin with, there may be some travel to Swindon or London required on occasion.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll be part of an agile or cross functional team of People & Culture HR professionals working alongside the business to plan and manage People priorities, strategic people change, organisational design, strategic workforce planning, transformational change and cultural evolution.


As the Subject Matter Expert (SME) working with both internal stakeholders and external parties, you will create, develop and refine People & Culture deliverables. You’ll use, understand and interpret insight gained to translate plans into business deliverables which synchronize with both the overarching Society wide strategy and the People & Culture vision for the Society.

About you

We’re interested in people who enjoy managing competing priorities working in a fast-paced change environment so if that’s you then we would like to hear from you.


As a minimum requirement you’ll:

  • Have robust Employee Relations change programme experience within a unionised environment.
  • Have a degree or similar qualification in a relevant field(s) such as CIPD or equivalent knowledge gained through  experience in either a HR partnering/change role or in a role with relevant transferrable skills and experience.
  • Have significant proven experience and skill in both managing and delivering large scale business change programmes/initiatives at speed for a medium/large organisation.
  • Be a strong planner and organiser with the ability to manage and own multiple competing priorities and deliverables -
  • Be a ‘self-starter’, able to use initiative and have a positive and creative mindset with a passion to innovate.
  • Have proven experience in experimentation and taking an idea/concept through to delivery.
  • Have sound business and commercial acumen, including some experience in developing strong business cases.
  • Have a good understanding of People strategy, function, activities, tools and techniques.
  • Be confident engaging with senior stakeholders and possess strong negotiation and influencing capabilities.
  • Be able to demonstrate an active interest in agile HR, with up-to-date knowledge of latest best practice, engagement trends and developments in one or more People disciplines.
  • Have strong communication skills with the ability to write and speak clearly and effectively, adapting style to suite the audience, with experience of report writing and formal presentation creation.
  • Have proven experience of understanding, analysing and interpreting insight and complex data and make appropriate recommendations
  • An understanding of working within financial services or other highly regulated environments would be useful but not essential.

The extras you’ll get

Our people’s success isn’t based on how long they spend at their desk. While you’ll have contracted hours, we want to offer a flexible environment where possible. That might be working from home, logging on from other offices across the UK, or working part time or compressed hours.


There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:


  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday
  • Status car allowance - £4,656 per annum

Why work at Nationwide

We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too.


If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.


What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So, if you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us. We respond to everyone, and so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.

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