HR Business Partner

£40000 - £45000
29 Nov 2018
27 Dec 2018
Miss Charlotte Bradley
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an operational HR professional? Do you have experience of managing a variable/high volume workforce in the hospitality and catering industry? As the HR Business Partner, you will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and our Contract Managers, you will be responsible for ensuring we have the best people available, ensuring they are trained and developed to provide the best service at some of our most high profile contracts. You will oversee all HR generalist requirements and be fully supported by Compass Group UK HR Specialists whilst out and about within our various different contracts.

Package description
  • £40,000 - £45,000
  • London & South East travel but flexibility required
  • Lots of scope for progression & development
  Main responsibilities
  • Liaise and advise General Manager on site and Central Team regarding management of all ER cases
  • Management and resolution of grievances with application of lessons learnt
  • Project manage and oversee sector TUPE mobilisations/demobilisations
  • Guardian of any change management projects
  • Sourcing and selection of fixed staff and co-ordination and support of variable staff recruitment ensuring the individual unit people plans exist and are regularly updated
  • Ensure all legal sourcing obligations i.e. Right to Work and Equality are adhered and complied with
  • Have appropriate processes in place for talent and succession planning within the sector liaising with HoHR where appropriate
  • Oversee training and development standards for sector
  • Regular measurement of the impact of training and application ensuring fit for the business needs
  • Assist and deliver the sector management induction programme
  • Ensure in unit inductions are carried out and the content revised on a regular basis
  • Understanding and application to be consistent across sector
  • Maintenance and development of HR content in conjunction with other stakeholders
  • Review audits with GM’s to agree remedial actions to address issues
  • Coordinating appropriate base pay and other reward elements
  • Monitoring agency spend across sector and individual units and addressing reasons and solutions for overspend
  • Working with General Managers and Finance team to resolve payroll queries, review issues and support accurate forecasting
  • Monitor all other people associated costs i.e. uniform, staff feeding etc to ensure best value for the business whilst providing improved service/offer for our workforce
  • Build strong relationship with all internal stakeholder


Ideal candidate

To be right for us, you will be an experienced operational, hands on, HR Manager, or similar, with experience working in a demanding, fast past environment. You will have the following skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Previous experience in the hospitality or service industry
  • CIPD qualified or working towards
  • Commercial experience in a fast paced, high volume, variable labour environment
  • Experience of working within a complex employee relations business
  • Used to dealing with high volumes of staff for short period of times
  • Awareness of recruitment market and key competitors
  • Experience of working with a client group
  • High degree of IT proficiency alongside excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Training delivery skills
  • Ability to lead others
  • Engaging, enthusiastic, sociable and motivated
  • Able to influence and operate at all stakeholder levels and able to flex personal style as necessary
  • Ability to support and drive change with effective project and stakeholder management skills
About the company

Compass Group UK & Ireland offers excellent career and development opportunities, as an organisation that's proud of its great people, we believe in the opportunity to recognise and develop great talent.  That's why we offer a number of courses and qualifications for our talented Managers.  For our future stars, we have The Academy and Accelerate programmes which will equip you for a career in Catering Management.  For established managers, we have our Evolve programme which will hone your existing skills and add to your managerial capabilities. We’re also Edexcel approved, so you can be sure you are getting the best training available to you.  So whether you are a Future Star with big aspirations or an established High Performer with a proven track record – there is a development plan for you.  If this isn’t enough, we offer a competitive salary, pension scheme and life assurance, sick pay, and company discounts. And because life isn't only about work, we offer a good annual leave entitlement too.