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People & Talent
Manchester City Centre
Employment type
£30,000 - £35,000
Closing date

We are commercial property specialists operating sites across England. At Bruntwood, we're committed to offering more than just outstanding office, coworking, retail and lab spaces. Everything we do is tied into our vision of building vibrant communities, whilst providing businesses with the support and expertise they need to grow.

Have a look at these videos to give an insight into who we are: 


Bruntwood SciTech

Sustainability at Bruntwood

And here are some examples of our portfolio:

Bloc, Alderley Park, Circle Square and Ev0

The team you’ll join: 

You’ll join a team of experts across People functions including; generalist People Operations/Advisor/Partnering, Recruitment, Learning & Development, Culture and Engagement. 

Job purpose:

The role is broad and hands-on, taking ownership of a business area within Bruntwood. Whether you’re coaching 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, delivering a brilliant service and shaping our colleague experience. 

Key experience we’re looking for: 

Ideally you’ll be familiar with operational workforce environments such as hospitality / retail / manufacturing as examples. You’ll be inquisitive and keen to learn, to understand the ins and outs of the business area, managing multiple stakeholders and a variety of tasks including project work. 

What you’ll be doing

  • 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 work with the wider People & Talent Team to deliver products that encourage our people to take ownership of their own performance, careers and learning, by providing them with a range of different options, resources and experiences.
  • 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 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 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 we’re looking for:

  • Experience of working at People Advisor level
  • Experience of managing varied workloads, reacting to case work and queries efficiently as well as proactively engaging in project work 
  • An analytical mindset - the ability to spot trends and gather data to improve business processes
  • Team focused, collaborating with the wider people team to improve overall company processes and colleague experience 
  • Ambition to progress and develop in a role where you’ll be recognised for your input and value added 
  • Project experience such as supporting system implementation would be beneficial, but not essential 
  • TUPE experience would be helpful, but not a must 
  • If you have experience of advising an hourly based workforce that would be beneficial 

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

  • 28 days holiday plus you get your Birthday off work - and if that’s not enough you can also buy & sell holidays too
  • 24 hours a year volunteer time - there are endless opportunities for you to get involved in supporting the causes that matter most to you
  • Sabbatical of up to 12 months so you can take a career break after five years with us
  • Free Healthcare cash plan for all colleagues, so you can claim back medical expenses like optical, dentist & physiotherapy. We also offer free private healthcare cover on an opt in basis too
  • Life assurance cover for all colleagues
  • Up to 8% matched pension scheme
  • Discounts & cashback at leading retailers
  • Enhanced maternity - 26 weeks fully paid leave
  • Interest free loans to pursue your passions and apply for up to £2000 towards learning a new skill

In addition to what to expect within the role and your benefits, it’s good to know that you’ll be working for a business that gives back - The Oglesby Charitable Trust has donated more than £30m since it started out in 2001. Supporting charities across Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Medical Research and Social & Health Inequality.

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. 

We’ll do our best to get back to you within a week of your application, however if it has been longer than this please feel free to email for an update. 

If you're interested in applying for the role please don't hesitate as we'll be conducting interviews prior to the closing date.