HR Business Partner - Central

£30k to £45k
08 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a fun, caring, exceptional individual? If so you've come to the right place. As much as we want to make people feel at home on a sofa they love, we want you to feel at home in a job you love. There are a lot of cogs that turn in Sofology to keep us running, and yours is a vital one.

The People Business Partner is a methodical thinker and you can see by the tasks they complete they are an obvious problem solver. They are exceptional communicators with people at all levels and they are continuously developing their own skills so they can put this into practice and develop others. They aren't afraid to challenge and feedback when necessary and actively seek feedback themselves. They are the key influencers within the business and are the first point of call when it comes to cascading information.

Hold regular meetings with Senior managers to ensure proactive management of their people.
Influence and develop managers to take ownership and accountability for the performance and development of their team members. Ensuring that - team members' performance is regularly reviewed, coaching managers' to take appropriate action of support.
Develop a people-centred approach to the achievement of business objectives, creating employee commitment and loyalty, and encouraging a shared belief in the organisation.
Understand the key drivers of the business; support both with considered decisions that will improve performance.
Discuss and debate potential solutions and decisions with the wider People team having conviction in decisions whilst remaining open to feedback and input.
Ensure the success of the development review and succession planning process in identifying talent potential, skill gaps and risks within the organisation.
Facilitate, advise and create in collaboration with the wider People Team, learning solutions, programmes and initiatives are in place that support business objectives and needs.
Proactively implementing strategic projects to support business needs
Regional management of all KPI's including LTO, Absence and Performance
Lead in the resolution of complex or highly sensitive ER cases; responsible for managing ER situations by providing advice and coaching to managers, ensuring legislation/process is followed and liaising with legal advisors where required.
Be an ambassador for the People Proposition and represent Sofology both internally and externally (as appropriate).

Fully CIPD qualified
Proven HR experience in a Retail/Head Office/Operations or customer facing environment
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent judgement and objectivity
Demonstrates a high level of initiative
Sound understanding of assigned client group
Demonstrates resilience and makes controlled responses in potentially pressurised situations
Service oriented and commercially focused
Ability to develop positive working relationships and influence effectively
Confident with the ability to challenge
A collaborative working style
An ability to coach and gain optimum results

We truly love what we do, we wouldn’t do it otherwise! Our work hard, play hard philosophy keeps our Sofologists busy, happy and fulfilled. If you think you fit the bill, and want to bring your exceptional-self to our team, then don’t delay - apply today!
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