People Partner
Location: London, Lake District and Ireland
Salary: £50,000
Expires: 11/07/2022 00:00

Searching for your next adventure? Looking to join a growing company with great prospects? Then come and join one of the UK’s largest outdoor retailers as our People Partner.

As part of the Outdoor and Cycle Concepts group, Cotswold Outdoor is joined by Runners Need and Snow + Rock to support outdoor enthusiasts by providing excellent customer service and a range of products from world leading brands, all whilst promoting and encouraging sustainability!

How will you make an impact?

  • Being the source of people expertise when supporting and coaching managers and their teams, ensuring managers take ownership for resolving people related matters
  • Providing effective advice and support to retail colleagues, promoting employee wellbeing and maximising employee engagement
  • Managing of employee relations casework across the region and in complex cases attending investigations, disciplinaries, and grievance hearings to provide guidance and support
  • Supporting, advising and leading on change management projects across the region including restructures and store closures
  • Using data, business metrics and evidence to inform and drive decision making and change across the region
  • Shaping and implementing effective recruitment and retention strategies and activities within the region to recruit talent in line with the overall resourcing and succession plan
  • Working alongside managers and the People and Product Development team to understand training needs and support with the design and delivery of training as required
  • Supporting the People Partnering Manager and People Director, or leading on key business projects and initiatives, including organisation redesign, structure changes and system implementation

This is a full-time role, predominantly covering the London region with some travel to the Lake District and Ireland and a monthly visit to our Head Office near Cirencester. It is anticipated that the job holder will spend on average 3 days in stores and 2 days working from home each week.

You’ll fit right in if you have:

  • Good generalist knowledge of all aspects of HR; notably organisation restructure, performance management, talent management and people processes
  • Proven track record of working at HR Partner level, within multi-site retail, hospitality, or similar
  • Ideally CIPD level 5 qualified and above
  • Strong IT Skills
  • Confident in analysing and interpreting data to support decision making and to drive change
  • Ability to communicate persuasively at all levels within the business, adapting style to different individuals and situations, always seeking win/win solutions
  • Ability to build trust by dealing with issues with tact and sensitivity
  • Works well under pressure and is resilient and positive in relation to change
  • Provides effective and timely feedback to managers and colleagues to drive performance

What’s in it for you?

Colleagues make a company, so we believe in offering a total rewards package that’s more than just base salary. As part of the O&CC team you’ll receive:

  • Base salary of circa £50,000 per annum (includes London weighting)
  • Bonus of up to £5,625 per annum
  • Travel allowance of £4,500 per annum (car/underground)
  • 40-60% discount across our range of products
  • 33 days holiday with the option to purchase additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Access to Perkbox, allowing you to save money all year round. Whether it’s supermarket savings or days out, the daily coffee or a summer holiday - there’s something to suit everyone’s lifestyle
  • Critical Illness cover
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance

But there’s more, for a full list of what we offer at O&CC check out our brochure here.

Applications from all genders and backgrounds are encouraged.

O&CC aims to be an inclusive employer, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background leads to a better organisation for our employees and customers, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that leverage diversity, allowing us all to flourish and keep our business growing.

This advert may close early if sufficient applications are received.

Benefits

  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Discount
  • Pension Contributions
  • Purchase Additional Holiday
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Up to 33 Days Holiday inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Volunteer Days