Human Resources Business Partner Job at Homebase – in Home Based

Job Description

The last 12 months have been incredibly exciting for Homebase! We’ve opened multiple new stores, introduced exciting new products and ranges and are rapidly expanding our head office teams as well. Our success can only be attributed to the hard work of all of our team members from shop floor to head office, however despite this success we realise that it’s still not time to take our foot off the accelerator.

For Homebase to keep growing our team members need to keep growing as well: for us this means that every team member should be well trained, feel supported and most of all, feel included. We recognise that a culture of support and inclusivity has to come from the top down and this is why we are seeking an innovative and forward thinking HR Business Partner to join us!

Working hours: Flexible! This role is available on both a part and full time basis! (Minimum 18 hours up to 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday).

Location: Milton Keynes, however we operate a hybrid working policy which means that you decide what works best for you! If that means working from home, then work from home. If you prefer to work in an office, then you’re welcome to work from the office. All we ask is that you be available to come into Milton Keynes for important meetings/checks in (more regularly during some of our busier, peak periods) and be available to visit some of our stores on a semi-regular basis.

Salary: In return for your hard work, we’re offering a competitive base salary plus a performance based annual bonus. Our internal recruitment team will provide more information upon application. Any salary offered will be pro-rata based on the number of hours worked.

The role

The HR Business Partner role will be responsible for providing high quality, objective and robust business partnering and generalist support to ensure the business attracts, develops and retains great people ensuring the culture and values remain at the forefront of all activity

What will I be doing?

Support the business to achieve commercial goals and objectives through the development and delivery of an effective people plan with a regional specific focus

Build a strategic partnership which has significant impact and influence with key senior managers

To provide leadership and coaching to RM’s in relation to all HR related matters including policy advice, leadership & team development, performance management including performance reviews, recruitment and engagement

To identify and provide appropriate leadership and coaching to drive business performance to enable line management decision making and effective line people management capability

To identify the L&D needs and resulting agenda to deliver succession and a talent pipeline which supports the business from a short/mid and long term perspective, whilst fully utilising centres of excellence (L&D)

Managing risk effectively by ensuring compliance of legislation and policy

To identify trends and future facing issues and proactively plan accordingly

To support the leadership development of Regional and Store Managers

To manage complex ER issues in conjunction with the relevant line manager in order to minimise the risk

To work with the RM challenging all people related costs including salary drift

To fully utilise the centres of excellence to enable the business partner to utilise the business partnering model – strategic partner, commercial manager, emergency responder, employee mitigate

What you will need to be successful

Appropriate people management qualification e.g. DMS, CIPD (Essential)

The ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships within HR and the rest of the business

Skilled at effectively challenging and influencing senior managers

Experience of managing significant organizational change

Proven ability of managing and implementing projects and strategic change initiatives

Has built great reputation as a team player

Commercially focused

Ability to manage own time and workload and juggle conflicting priorities

Demonstrate evidence of influencing and coaching skills

Professional approach with a can-do attitude


When joining us you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • 24 days annual leave
  • Store discounts up to 20%
  • Company Pension & Life Assurance
  • Access to our employee assistance helpline

And many more additional benefits, discounts and offers

About Company

Company: Homebase –

Company Location:  Home Based

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