HR Business Partner

Location: Derby


Job Description

At Node4 we are looking for an experienced and exceptional HR Generalist, who also has operated within a fast paced or scaling organisation. Ideally with experience within the Technology and IT sector.

At Node4 we understand that happy employees mean a productive and high performing team. You should be someone who naturally understands how to get the best out of people and are prepared to think outside the box, placing a high value on the ‘employee experience’.

Based in our Headquarters you will be the first point of contact on day to day HR issues. You should be comfortable liaising with Senior Managers and Directors both face to face and remotely across our network of UK based offices.

You will work closely within our close-knit, energetic and highly committed ‘People & Performance Team’ supporting all generalist activity, focusing on ways to ‘empower’ Node4 Managers and continue our work towards being an Employer of Choice. You will own initiatives such as People Surveys, planning activities to support our employee proposition. The ideal candidate for this position will be hands-on, proactive, and will be expected to be able to communicate effectively with an inclusive and collaborative approach. You will be comfortable working within systems and following a process orientated approach to workflow.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Employee Relations cases to effective and timely resolution
  • Undertake strategic HR projects as required by the People Team to enhance employee experience
  • Work with the Senior HRBP in managing TUPE or supported with business acquisitions
  • Bring best practice reward and recognition experience to develop Node4 overall offering
  • Responsible for upskilling managers and developing manager capability – to empower and create a ‘self-serve’ model
  • Support L&D and People Team to increase employee capability, introducing innovative approach to traditional talent programme and internal career progression
  • Lead on engagement and EVP activities with the People team
  • Support Senior HRBP with annual and periodic employee voice initiatives– and lead on action planning with Managers
  • Review, analyse and recommend appropriate changes and developments to HR policies and procedures in collaboration with the wider People team

Essential Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience operating at HR Advisor/Generalist level
  • CIPD qualified – level 5 minimum, Level 7 ideal
  • Solution and outcome focused, you should be naturally curious and wiling to challenge the traditional HR models
  • Highly motivated and self-directed, with a flexible and stakeholder centric approach
  • A collaborative approach to work, you will be a real team player and ready to roll your sleeves up whenever needed
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with Employment Law and best practice
  • Ability to work independently and as a coach/mentor to junior members of the team
  • Passion for solving complex problems with strong communication and listening skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, schedule and track to deadlines
  • Positive approach to learning, identifying own and teams development needs as appropriate