HR Business Partner
This is the senior HR role for Wales, in the National Trust. You will operate at a strategic level with the Director for Wales and play a key role in the regional management team. Reporting to the Head of People Business Partners nationally, you will need to be credible and confident - working autonomously in a complex environment to deliver the People agenda locally and in line with our organisational strategy.
You will act as a competent coach, bringing perspective, expertise and pragmatism. As an experienced generalist in the organisation, you will contribute to the National People Agenda within the People Business Partner team and alongside your colleagues – specialist managers within the wider HR team.
Please note: This role can be based at any of our regional hubs at Tredegar House, Erddig or Penrhyn Castle. Regular travel in the region and some national travel is an essential part of the role.
What it's like to work here
The National Trust in the country of Wales has a special and unique place in the nation’s life. As Wales’ largest charity, biggest land owner, significant employer and caring for nine of the country's greatest museums, the National Trust Wales plays a leading role in the heritage, environmental and cultural landscape. We are a trusted partner with all sectors of Wales and proudly fly both the National Trust and Welsh flags.
What you'll be doing
You will be working with a range of leaders across Wales - this might be a local General Manager or an Assistant Director of the Regional Consultancy, so you will need to build trusting and influential relationships. You will support regional level governance boards and working groups, acting as champion for the Trust’s People Strategy and owner of your local People Plan. You will work collaboratively with colleagues within HR Shared Services, and all our subject experts, to provide seamless solutions.
You will use the experience you have gained within a large and complex organisation to ensure plans are sustainable and will ultimately deliver organisational benefits and results. Above all, we want you to develop a culture in which our leaders are empowered, with the confidence and skills they need to lead their people.
Who we're looking for
To be successful in this role you'll need:
- Significant generalist HR and Organisational Development experience
- Proven experience of Business Partnering with senior leaders (Director level)
- To be pragmatic, confident and credible - you’ll have a creative approach to problem solving and the gravitas to influence senior stakeholders
- To be passionate about internal communications and employee engagement
- Experience in developing and delivering projects, with the emphasis on delivering great results
- Excellent people skills - to build strong working relationships and get the best out of everyone you work with
- Resilience and drive, to be comfortable to work autonomously
- A positive attitude to the Welsh language and culture
This is a full-time, permanent position. Frequent travel to our beautiful places and regional hubs means a current driving licence, willingness to travel and overnight stays are essential - flexibility will also be needed in order to attend national meetings, as necessary.
Read more about the benefits we offer to support you here. https://www.nationaltrustjobs.org.uk/supporting-you/
Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).
Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.
Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.
All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!