London, Greater London
£51,500 - £60,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

HR Business Partner

Start Date: January 2022
34.5 hours per week (flexible working options available)
London Salary: £55,000 – £60,000
National Salary: £51,500 – £56,500

Are you an established, experienced and strategic HR Business Partner? Have you provided senior and executive business leaders with critical support in shaping and delivering their organisational design and people agenda? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Your first-rate HR expertise will have a vital impact on people affected by cancer across the UK.

Macmillan has recently been through a large-scale change programme, where ways of working, structures, design and strategy across most areas have changed. The HR department has an ambitious plan to ensure that we now support the organisation to delivery its strategic objectives, putting our people and customers at the heart of everything we do.

What is the role?
Partnering with Executive Directors and Senior Leaders within our Direct Services and Strategy directorates, you will be key in co-developing and implementing Directorate people plans that align with Macmillan’s wider organisational strategy. You will effectively support and challenge senior leaders and provide proactive and innovative solutions across the full spectrum of people priorities.

It is imperative that you and your colleagues in the HR Business Partnering team are included in all leadership decisions and directive; challenging and coaching your client groups to do better for our people. 2022 will see some big milestone launches for the HR department and HR BP team; including a new Diversity & Inclusion strategy, core training and development launch and a new talent and resourcing approach.

Who are we looking for?
You are an experienced, dynamic, and forward-thinking strategic business partner who has a strong understanding across a broad spectrum of HR specialisms and functions (learning and development, recruitment, reward, talent management and diversity and inclusion). You have a proven ability to build effective working relationships with senior leaders; offering strategic insight, coaching and challenge, as appropriate.

You will have a broad knowledge of organisational design principles and aligning design within a business to an operating model; demonstrating several examples of successfully working with leadership on the future design of a team or unit.

Finally, your significant experience of HR legislation, consultation and change combined with proven experience of using data and insight to influence decision-making, will make you a strong candidate to help shape and be a part of our strategic business partner offering.

Experience of working in a Charity or Third Sector organisation is not needed, we welcome applications from all industries and backgrounds.

About us
We help millions of people with cancer across the UK live life as fully as they can through physical, emotional and financial support. Our values are at the heart of who we are and everything we do, inspiring our thinking and guiding our actions. Together, we do whatever it takes for people living with cancer; with heart, with strength and with ambition.

We are striving to do everything we can to ensure that our workforce is representative of the people we support, and those who support us. We advocate for being an inclusive organisation, where everyone can feel that they belong and where there are no barriers to success. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths so we seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, reflecting the diverse nature of our society.

Recruitment Process
The application deadline is 23rd of September, with virtual interviews taking place week commencing the 27th of September and 4th of October. 

In order to ensure fairness and consistency to select the best candidate for this role, all of our applications are anonymised up until an interview has been confirmed so that shortlisting is based solely upon the suitability of the candidate’s experience.

Location and Travel
This role will be based as a dual location – both home and in our London Office, spending approximately 1 to 2 days in the office each week.

We want every individual to feel empowered to bring their best to work, and that’s why we offer flexibility in our working locations, working hours and benefits so we can support you in your life and your career, and we welcome a conversation about how these options can best support you and where the dual location might not be suitable for you to achieve the best in this role.

We offer a range of flexible working patterns, such as compressed hours, e.g. 34.5 hours in 4 days instead of 5, flexibility to work earlier or later around our core working hours of 10am-4pm and more options. 

We want to make our recruitment processes accessible to everyone, so if there is any way that we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact the Macmillan HR Team.

What can we offer you?
We commit to actively developing you and offer benefits including a 34.5-hour week (with early finish on Fridays), private medical insurance, life assurance, pension, generous annual leave, and interest free loans for season ticket, gym membership and a vast range of discounts via our benefit platform which helps make our employees money go further.


Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies.

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Refreshed on: 20 September 2021
Closed date: 23 September 2021
Tags: Human Resources