HR & OD Business Partner

ME19 4YT, West Malling
Circa £37,000pa (pro rata) (Depending on Experience)
05 Oct 2018
05 Nov 2018
752 / KR
Contract Type
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

HR and OD Business Partner (from £37,000pa pro rata depending on experience)


How much of a difference do you make to your business?  Can you work strategically, add value and influence as required? 

We are looking for an outstanding HR and OD Business Partner to join our dynamic and committed HR Team.  We are interested in someone who is professional and purposeful with a passion for delivering exceptional HR and OD for all stakeholders. 

With demonstrable skills and experience in applying an array of design and development interventions that have resulted in improved business performance; you will also be adept at advising managers on all aspects of people management and development aligned to their business specific demands and contexts. The successful candidate will have a flair for dealing with complex and ambiguous situations in a calm, fair and empowering manner.  Your ability to build relationships based on trust and credibility is essential; along with sound judgement and an aptitude for appreciating business needs.

You will have experience of the full breadth of employee relations including restructures and TUPE arrangements as well as devising strategies for performance, engagement and development.  Our divisions are focused on growth and deserve the highest calibre business partnering to support them achieve their goals. There has been significant change in the past 12 months and the agenda for growth will present numerous people leadership and management challenges for the foreseeable future. 

The Commercial Services Group is one of the largest trading organisations of its kind in the UK. With its Schools Supplies Division set up nearly 70 years ago by Kent County Council, it has grown organically to become one of the leading suppliers of products and services to other publicly funded organisations.  Since creating a private limited company corporate structure, wholly-owned by the local authority, Commercial Services is aligned to seizing opportunities for further growth beyond its established customer base and diverse markets. 

With significant new HR projects commencing to position the Commercial Services Group as an employer of choice; it is an exceptionally exciting and rewarding time to join us.

Closing date is midnight on 04 November 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend first round interviews on 14 November 2018. 

If you believe you can excel in this role, please submit your application below and be sure you tell us how you will add value to Commercial Services. Using the person specification as a guide demonstrate your suitability for this post by providing details of any relevant experience and skills, together with examples of how you have applied these; and most importantly, the impact you delivered. We look forward to receiving your application.

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