Do you have significant experience in a HR generalist role, with an ability to build strong partner relationships, and a track record of resolving key people issues through advice to managers? Can you manage your own workload, taking personal responsibility for progressing people activities?
We are recruiting for an experienced HR Business Partner to partner with Managers and Heads of Department on all people matters in specific areas of the Charity.
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and normally cares for around 14,000 dogs across its network of 21 rehoming centres in the UK and one in Dublin. Dogs Trust has a non-destruction policy and will never put a healthy dog to sleep.
HR is a growing team of over 30 friendly, hardworking colleagues delivering a first-class service to the organisation and its 1,400+ employees in more than 70 workplaces. We work across all HR activities including recruitment, pay and benefits, payroll, learning and development and employee engagement, as well as providing pragmatic and principled guidance on people issues.
Reporting to the Senior HR Business Partner, the successful candidate will build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders in specific areas within the charity, acting as a trusted partner for HR related advice. You will develop a thorough understanding of partnered areas including departmental objectives, role and team structures, and key people issues. You will provide tailored HR advice and guidance, using metrics and data to spot trends and identify risks and areas of opportunity. You will also manage informal and formal employee relations cases to successful resolution and work closely with specialist teams in HR to improve people practices.
Ideally qualified to CIPD level 7 (or with equivalent experience), to be successful in this role you will have previously worked in a HR generalist role and will have a proven track record of resolving key people issues through a thorough understanding of departmental activities, and tailoring advice to managers. You will have significant experience in successfully resolving a wide variety of complex ER issues with excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong partner relationships, as well as also the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information to diverse audiences.
In this role there will be frequent travel to other Dogs Trust sites and occasional overnight stays will be required.