1 fixed term contract for 12 months and 1 permanent for 15 hours a week
Are you an accomplished Human Resources professional with a firm grasp of employment law and a proven ability to manage and develop a team? Then join Shelter as a HR Business Partner and you could soon be advising and supporting on People initiatives and general and complex HR issues.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Our People Directorate is responsible for developing and implementing people management objectives across Shelter and its trading company – STL. We also partner Shelter’s various directorates and departments to ensure we provide tailored, pragmatic and robust people management solutions to business challenges. In particular, we support and advise our 1,250+ staff on employee relations issues and ensure HR policies and procedures are developed and evaluated. We also manage restructures and transfers, employee engagement, talent management, reward and recognition, staff development and recruitment, payroll processes, internal communications and volunteering. Put simply, you can expect plenty of challenges.
About the role
As HR Business Partner, your role will involve partnering the organisation to understand business needs and advise on People initiatives that support the delivery of our business objectives. It will also involve working with other Business Partners in the wider People directorate to deliver cultural and structural change management initiatives that have been tailored for the needs of the business. Supporting the Head of ER Business Partnering in the continued development and delivery of a wider People and Culture plan will be important too, as will working with L&D colleagues to create deliver and evaluate training. And when it comes to acting as the main point of contact for employment relation cases, again, we'll rely on you to deliver.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
To succeed, you’ll need an HR qualification (ideally CIPD) and/or an equivalent level of experience that includes working a HR Business Partner/Senior HR Office level within a charitable organisation. You’ll also need a successful track record of advising managers on employment issues such as disciplinaries, sickness absence, grievances and redundancy. Proactive, customer-focused and adept at leading change that in turn leads to improved performance, you enjoy working collaboratively for the good of a business too. What’s more, you’re are great at building a network of good relationships and developing a thorough understanding of a business, as well as the wider sector.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata for part-time), enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.