People Partner

One Colmore Square, Birmingham
£35,544 - £41,816 per annum
18 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

About us:

Our purpose is to protect the public by regulating dental professionals in the UK. All dentists, dental nurses, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental therapists and orthodontic therapists must be registered with us to work in the UK. The support and experience of our dedicated and highly focused teams is invaluable. This is your chance to build on your own skills and experience and make a worthwhile contribution to our work.

The GDC employs approximately 350 employees, mostly based in London. We also engage the services of over 500 associates and panellists who sit on our statutory committees, hearings and fitness to practise panels.

About the role:

We require a People Partner to join the new People Services team in Birmingham.  The People Partner will play a pivotal role in facilitating the GDC and managers to achieve its corporate strategy and business plan through its people.  Whilst the role will be a holistic People Partner client-led post, they will hold portfolio responsibility for a specific aspect of People and Organisational Development strategy and practice. You will act as subject matter expert developing frameworks and approaches to support your partner colleagues in delivering people solutions whilst embedding service standards within the team.   

The role will partner with service areas and develop strong working relationships with senior management as well as working alongside managers to develop effective people and talent activities and to proactively drive employee engagement, retention and performance.  In addition, the roles will advise on employee relations matters and will coach managers to develop their skills to lead and motivate teams and encourage real conversations to facilitate employee ideas and innovation. 

The People Services team comprises 15 members located across both London and Birmingham.

About you:

You will be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to build effective relationships and to partner holistically with managers across the employee lifecycle.  Confidence in interpreting and utilising management information will be key to presenting this to stakeholders in a meaningful and user-friendly way.  You will also have project management experience and change management skills and whilst being comfortable in managing a busy workload and working calmly under pressure to meet agreed deadlines.  In addition, you will thrive in a team environment and will maintain a strong and supportive relationship with your People Services colleagues.

You will have a CIPD level 5 (or relevant practical application of HR at a managerial level) as well as excellent working knowledge of current employment law and best practice.

The specific portfolio for this role will be service delivery.  If you believe you have the relevant skills, we would love to hear from you!

The GDC is committed to equality and diversity. We encourage and support the recruitment, retention and career development of people from as wide a range as possible of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds.


To reward you for your hard work and commitment, we offer an attractive benefits package that includes a generous pension scheme, flexi-time and 25 days’ annual leave (not inclusive of bank holidays).

How to apply:

Please follow the link below to apply via our careers website with your CV and covering letter. Applications will close on Monday 30 September. 

Please no agencies or job boards unless instructed otherwise

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