Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers and now a FTSE 100 company. That’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.
The role we’re recruiting for;
We currently have an new opportunity for a HR Business Partner to join us on a 6-9 month fixed term contract to assist with project delivery. This role is based in Watford and will support the Head of HR for the Support Centre in the design and delivery of the specific HR project. You may be a current Assistant HRBP or Business Partner looking for your next role, as this position will work closely with Group HR and specific business units across the group, that support the appropriate level of harmonisation and collaboration. Ideally you will also have experience of recruitment and support in setting up a new function. As an Assistant HR Business Partner, you will work in partnership and proactively with others to support delivery of a specific project, this may include the following:
Communication with Senior Management
Colleague Engagement and Communication
Resourcing to include writing job desriptions, grading
Development to inmclude high quality induction
Strategic Design & Partnership
Apply HR expertise and commercial understanding to partner the business
Provide trusted and expert advice and support on a range of HR issues such as employee relations, performance, organisation design, culture, leadership and learning and development
Coach and support the business on employee engagement and motivation
Partner with specialist colleagues to deliver a seamless HR service to the business
Provide advice and guidance to leaders on the effective management of change and lead the associated HR actions and plans
Provide leadership on internal and external resourcing to attract and retain talent in the right place with the right skills, including direct involvement in senior and critical hires as required
It would be great if you had;
Experience of recruitment and support in setting up a new function
Good level of business and industry acumen
Appreciation of key financial metrics
Ability to analyse data to produce business insight
Established HR-related experience i.e. generalist HR role
Proven track record of managing stakeholders and strong relationship building approach
University degree or equivalent educational qualification
Experience of partnering client populations in a customer focused environment
What we can offer you?
Travis Perkins plc are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20 leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 30,000 colleagues.
Our strong family values and ‘cornerstones’ lie at the heart of the success of our journey – from family business to forward thinking FTSE100 plc. If matching your ambition to our culture is an exciting prospect, there’s never been a better time to join us.
And if, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of perks on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.