HR Business Partner - #1133923

BES Group


Date: 1 week ago
City: Manchester
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
BES Group

The BES Group are the leading end to end solution provider in the Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance sector. Our team of experts (hand-picked by our Careers Team) cover an extensive range of engineering services.

In recent years we’ve grown our team of experts and our suite of solutions in line with our customer’s needs. We’re private equity backed, which means we have the flexibility and support to move quickly and grow faster than any other company in our industry. We are focused on helping make sure our customers leave nothing to chance and our people help us achieve this.

We have an opening for two HR Business Partners to join the Group, we have big and exciting plans ahead, and our HR team play a key part in ensuring our amazing teams are supported with expert HR leadership, advice and support as our business grows.

Whilst we are looking for two fantastic new HR Business Partners, one of these roles is permanent and one is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.

The Role

As a HR Business Partner, you will be focused on enabling the Group, and your business areas by delivering great people approaches. You will work closely with our Senior Leadership Team understanding exactly what direction the business is heading in, you will partner with the leaders in your business areas to truly understand the business from an operational and cultural perspective. You will be a hands-on team player, happy to get involved in the operational work and have extensive experience in building strategic relationships.

At BES Group we are on a journey of growth by acquisition, so there is will opportunity to utilise your change management skills, supporting your business areas through the transition as company grows. We have also recently introduced a new HR system, which has put us in a strong position to support this these changes. You will work on a project to ensure a smooth transition across the group onto the new system.

What makes BES Group a great place to work?

Our people and our customers come before everything else and that will never change. Knowing we always do the best job we can with no compromise means everything to us.

Our business model is unique, with multiple companies and private equity backing, the exposure you will get is unparalleled. The HR Team love what they do, they really make a difference and that gets noticed every single day.

If you work for us, you will get the below and, so much more:

  • Salary starting from £50,000 (negotiable, depending on experience)
  • Discretionary annual company bonus and yearly salary review
  • A flexible working approach, the role will be based in our Manchester city centre office with home based working available
  • Development opportunities across the business
  • 25 days leave per year plus bank holidays (and an extra day off on your birthday to celebrate you!)
  • Option to buy and sell up to 5 days holidays, plus 5 days can roll over into next year
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Access to discounts and benefits via our company benefits portal including; retail, fitness, holiday and cinema discounts
  • The support of a superb employee assistance programme
  • Up to 10% pension
  • Opportunities to attend volunteer days
  • Company contribution to charity fundraising you participate in; we want to support charities you are passionate about!
  • Employee Suggestion programme; because we value input from everyone in the BES Group

What you will do

No two days are the same, but some of your responsibilities will include:

  • You will attend operational, budget and strategy meetings relating to your business area.
  • You will work with your business areas to understand their business strategy and support them with creating and implementing a people strategy to align and drive this
  • You will partner with key stakeholders, the HR and Careers Team to help build organisations people capability and implement key people strategies
  • You will support the business with succession planning and change projects
  • You will supporting our new acquisitions with their people needs; building collaborative and supportive relationships, guiding on best practice, training and providing them with everything they need to succeed in their new home
  • Build and establish required reporting and data insights that aligns with future business design
  • You will act as the link between our Executive, Operations, Technical and Leadership Teams; keeping them abreast of issues and developments and supporting them
  • You will work with your key stake holders to understand and resolve key people challenges
  • You use your expertise when needed to support our HR Advisors, Generalists and Administrator to ensure guidance given on day-to-day HR matters
  • Being a valued member of our fantastic HR Team, where we all work together to support business operations, so you may be required to pitch in and complete some generalist HR activities or projects.

What you will have

You will be fully CIPD qualified (minimum Level 5 or above) and offer previous HR Business Partner experience. You will be naturally inquisitive, not afraid to challenge, lead by example and have an honest approach to both employees and leaders. You’ll also:

  • Offer up-to-date knowledge of employment law
  • Have experience with TUPE procedures
  • Strong change management and transformation experience including working small and larger scale projects
  • Have the ability to understand detailed information; compile and interpret statistical data and communicate it to colleagues in a professional, clear, and concise manner
  • Resilient, demonstrating confidence in influencing and negotiating - you'll need to be comfortable having difficult conversations and presenting to Senior Leaders
  • Approachability, with exceptional interpersonal skills, enabling you to form effective working relationships with people at all levels
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Proficient IT skills (including MS applications)
  • Integrity is a must, as you’ll be working with sensitive and confidential information
  • You’ll have unquestionable attention to detail and strong organisation skills with the ability to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
  • Offer flexibility and willingness to travel to a variety of business sites on occasion
  • Reliability is essential; being dependable is something that we really value

Next Steps

To apply for this role, simply click “Apply”. We ask for some basic contact information and a CV or your LinkedIn profile, it’s that easy! Please keep in mind, successful candidates will be required to complete the relevant background checks as part of the recruitment process.

We want to inspire everyone to see how important safety is and we expect the same from our people. If you’re on the same page as us about that and you’ve got the right skills, experience and attitude, you’ll fit right in. Simple. We’re all about diversity and inclusion and that means we want our people to be themselves. We’re delighted to be an equal opportunities employer and that will never change!

BES Group, Your Safety, Our Focus.

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