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Lead People Partner

House of Commons
London (on-site and remote)
£56,180 - £66,497 per annum
Closing date
19 May 2024

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Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Manager, Business partner
Specialist Area
General HR Function
CIPD Membership
Non CIPD member

Job Details

House of Commons 

The House of Commons is a unique and exciting place to work right at the heart of the UK's thriving democratic system. 

Behind the scenes, the House of Commons Service is made up of more than 3,000 employees who support and facilitate the smooth day to day running of the House. They provide professional services to Members of Parliament, their staff, and the wider parliamentary community.

Staff Benefits 

In addition to your salary, we offer an attractive range of benefits including: 

  • 30 days’ annual leave (increasing to 35 days after first full leave year). 
  • Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%. 
  • Access to training and development. 
  • Flexible working. 
  • Interest free season ticket loan and bicycle loan. 


The People & Culture team (PACT) is responsible for corporate People strategy and planning. The team develops HR policies and standards and provides efficient, accurate and customer-focused support to internal customers across the Administration and Joint Departments.

The People Management team, within PACT, supports the delivery of the House Strategy through a partnering model with named partners supporting individual business areas on a range of people management matters.

The Role 

This is an exciting time to join the People Management team to deliver an exceptional support service to business areas to achieve their people outcomes in support of the House strategy, People Strategy and I&D strategy.

If you have a keen interest in providing pragmatic HR solution to senior leaders on complex business needs and across the full range of HR subject areas including casework and employee relations (TUS), have an HR professional qualification (min CIPD level 7), or relevant degree or equivalent, this would be an ideal role for you!

Lead People Partners are part of the People Management team within People and Culture. The People Management team supports named business areas with a range of pragmatic HR solutions at both a strategic and tactical level.

People Management teams support directors and managers within business areas with strategic HR advice and problem-solving, as well as supporting employee casework, workforce planning, organisational design, development and change.

Some of the responsibilities for this role include:

  • Diagnose key people issues with business areas, contracting with business areas to deliver solutions in a timely and achievable manner, within available resources.
  • Advise, plan and support business areas with restructuring and change, leading all people aspects through to conclusion.
  • Advise on and provide assurance around pay band and job grading within business areas, looking holistically at the bigger picture across the organisation with regards to individual changes and consequential impacts to other business areas.
  • Be part of a network of trained job evaluation analysts to support PACT with quality assurance of pay band assessments and job evaluations.
  • Lead and line manage a team of other People partners and advisers representing a specified business area, enabling the effective performance and development of individuals within that team as well as more widely across the People Management Team.
  • Plan and project manage complex HR matters from start to finish, taking ownership of issues and contracting and co-ordinating resources from other teams to enable delivery. 

Skills and Experience 

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • HR professional qualification (min CIPD level 7), or relevant degree or equivalent
  • Experience of providing pragmatic HR solution to senior leaders on complex business needs and across the full range of HR subject areas including casework and employee relations (TUS).Strong understanding of employment legislation, procedure and practice to be able to support business leaders with complex and sensitive people issues, including Employment Tribunals
  • Project management skills to plan, identify milestones and track delivery of projects through to completion.
  • Skilled OD practitioners, recognising the interdependencies between HR interventions and weaving those together to create solutions to support business outcomes
  • Role models inclusive leadership, with the ability to line manage a team to deliver business focused people outcomes
  • Well developed customer and relationship management skills ensuring relationships are developed and sustained at all levels, within and outside of PACT.

Next Steps and Additional Information

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit an application providing evidence against criteria 1, 2,3 and 5 as detailed in the Job Description and upload an up to date CV.

More information on the role and the full criteria can be found in the Job Description. 

The interview process will include a written test or a presentation scenario.  Further details will be provided if your application is successfully shortlisted to the interview stage.

At the presentation we will test  criteria 2 and 3

At the interview you will be required to provide evidence against criteria 2, 4, 5 and 6

Please note the interviews will be held in person at 64 Victoria Street, London.

Please note that most job offers will be made at the minimum of the salary range, other than in exceptional circumstances.

If this role in not suitable for you, please do set up job alerts via our jobs website as we have a number of other HR roles coming up in the near future.


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