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HR Business Partner

YMCA Fairthorne Group
4.0 out of 5
£35,000 - £38,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time



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  • Additional leave
  • Childcare
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Health & wellbeing programme

Full job description

HR Business Partner

YMCA Fairthorne Group (YMCAFG)

Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge

40 hours per week

£35,000 to £38,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Benefits to you:

  • Employer pension contribution
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays FTE, increasing with length of service up to a maximum of 30 days
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave (up to 10 days per annum)
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme with Health Assured
  • 50% discount on nursery fees
  • Day camps discounts: 1 week free and 1 week at 50% per child per annum
  • Campsite and activities discounts at YMCA Fairthorne Manor
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job Purpose:

As a People Partner you will be pivotal in shaping and delivering our people strategy, facilitating the operational delivery of our strategy enabling the children, young people and communities we serve to belong contribute and thrive.

You will become a trusted partner with our teams to drive high performance, retention of our people, a strong culture of engagement, supporting staff wellbeing and employee voice that underpins our YMCA values and culture.

Your role involves being a facilitator of change, effectively working with our teams to develop their skills in managing and developing high performing teams as well as developing solutions which optimise our people capability in delivering the best services in the communities we support.

The post holder will be based at Fairthorne Manor, Botley as part of our Central Support Services People Team with a regional remit across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight supporting YMCAFG branches regionally.

Main Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Operationally deliver the people strategy ensuring it supports the people plans and improvements aligned to the charity strategic objectives.
  • Drive engagement by ensuring completion of the Staff Survey ensuring agreed actions are implemented, there is effective follow up and continued measurement is in place.
  • Support People Director and Talent Acquisition Manager to manage people development to ensure there are effective succession plans and talent pipelines across all sectors of the charity Early Years, Housing, Leisure and Business Support
  • Support leaders to develop their people plans to ensure the charity is fit to meet current and future needs.
  • Drive personal and team development ensuring reviews take place, Personal Development Plans are in place, staff are assessed against relevant professional standards and CPD plans are in place.
  • Ensure staff performance is managed, support plans are in place where improvement is required. Coaching managers to ensure they understand the importance of quality conversations with their teams and have the skills to conduct them.
  • Ensure effective grievance, absence management, staff wellbeing, underperformance and disciplinary procedures are managed effectively.
  • Lead and advise on a range of people management issues.
  • Highlight areas of employment risk and raise these through the appropriate channels for resolution.
  • Provide quality services as an HR professional as part of the People Team providing coaching and consultation on the relevant HR policies, practices, procedures, ER and employment laws and regulations throughout the employee lifecycle

Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Has a CIPD Human Resources qualification at Level 5 or above.
  • Proven track record and demonstrable success in an HR Generalist role
  • Understands relevant employment law, regulations and policy affecting people management practice.
  • Has experience of supporting managers in all areas of people matters, including recruitment, disciplinary, grievance, absence and sickness casework.
  • Has experience of dealing with high level people issues and how their management can both positively and negatively impact the Charities performance and culture.
  • Has a commitment to the safeguarding of children and staff and providing equality of opportunity. (Training will be provided)
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in complex scenarios and apply critical reasoning when problem solving.
  • Be a strong relationship builder, with a collaborative style and a self-starter.
  • A team player with the ability to work with other People Partners is important.
  • Has led change projects and has commercial acumen with the ability to problem solve.
  • Excellent IT and organisational skills such as time management and the ability to prioritise competing demands.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of an organisation.
  • A driving license is essential as travel around our branches will be required.

Successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are an equal opportunities charity with commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace. A copy of this policy will be made available on request.

Please apply now for this rewarding position and be part of an amazing charity who continue to support and achieve wonderful things within the community to enable children young people and families to belong, contribute and thrive.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £35,000.00-£38,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Childcare
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday


  • Human resources: 4 years (preferred)


  • Driving Licence (required)
  • CIPD (required)

Work Location: In person