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People & Talent
Manchester City Centre
Employment type
£28,000 - £33,000
Closing date

Bruntwood is a business led by one purpose: creating thriving cities. Our deep connection with the cities we work in sets us apart; and over more than forty years, everything we have achieved has been with this purpose in mind.

Bruntwood are changing the way that people work, by creating workplaces that foster a sense of community, purpose and connection for customers and their surroundings. We curate vibrant spaces that will enable our customers to thrive and grow. We value speed, agility, innovation and being brilliant to work with. Our ambitious goals present a tremendous opportunity for change. We work hard to deliver, and there’s a lot to do, but the ability to have an impact here is endless.

The team:

You’ll work in a team with two other People Advisors as well as a People Coordinator. In addition you’ll have support and work closely with the three People Business Partners who are embedded in the wider company made up of 800 employees. 

Our diversity goals: 

Our ambition is to make Bruntwood a truly diverse and inclusive place to work, reflective of the communities we live and work in. To help us to achieve this we encourage applications from ethnic minorities, disabled people, and those who are neurodiverse. Join us and you’ll be part of our journey to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.

Job purpose: 

The role is broad and hands-on. Whether you’re empowering managers to lead their teams in the right way, advising colleagues or navigating and resolving employee relations issues. As an analytical and curious thinker, you’ll keep your ear to the ground, and will analyse data and trends to bring insight to the People Partners that will help them to better shape our colleague experience.

What we’re looking for: 

  • You’ll support the colleague life cycle and key people practices from onboarding to offboarding to ensure the delivery of a seamless people experience and collaborate with the wider people & talent team to improve our approach.
  • You’ll constantly review our policies and procedures, making sure they are fit for purpose.
  • You’ll provide high quality data and reporting that will bring insight back to the team on people activity that is happening across the business. 
  • As our people expert you’ll manage complex ER cases, advising managers on policy and process, with a natural coaching style that puts people at the heart of every decision.
  • You will support the People Business Partners on TUPE Organisational Change and Transformation.
  • As a generalist, you’ll be comfortable to turn your hand to support our wider services including Recruitment, Payroll, Engagement, Wellbeing and Learning & Development.
  • You’ll support the People Partners in implementing people plans - particularly around driving actions from the colleague engagement survey that really make a difference to life at Bruntwood.
  • You’ll help to develop and deliver workshops that will inform, inspire and upskill our people managers. 

What’s important to us:

We’re not set on the need for a HR qualification, whether you have a degree, what size organisation you’ve worked for or which sector you’ve got experience in. What we care about is that you understand how people tick and how to create innovative solutions that enable them to perform.

  • Able to evidence hands-on experience in organisation change, TUPE, employee relations and employment law.
  • A progressive, non-bureaucratic approach to HR.
  • Data driven, with the ability to simplify, storytell and make recommendations to the People Business Partners. 
  • Credible expert - earning respect in the business through capability, authenticity and being brilliant to work with.
  • Excellent relationship building and communication, with the ability to move between listening to, guiding and coaching others at all levels.
  • Common sense – always spots opportunities to simplify and improve processes to drive better results.
  • Marketing, communication and presentation skills to facilitate projects and initiatives
  • Proactive and able to work autonomously. Able to balance getting the work done whilst keeping an eye on the bigger picture.
  • Comfortable with implementing organisational design and change.

We really believe that if you’re brilliant to work with, you deserve brilliant things in return:

  • Flexible working and a beautiful office space
  • Up to 8% matched pension
  • Volunteer time off - there are endless opportunities for you to get involved in supporting the causes that matter most to you
  • 25 days holiday, buy & sell holidays (plus you get your birthday off work!)
  • Private healthcare
  • Life assurance
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Employee share scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • We offer support with qualifications as well as providing other opportunities for learning and development.

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