Regional HR Business Partner- South

Job reference: 135614BR Previous
Location: Birmingham, New Street Station
Function area: HR
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
As HR Business Partner South, you will partner with the Head of Opticians South and be accountable for a compelling people strategy for your region in support of business goals and the creator of an employee experience that enables the highest levels of engagement and productivity. You will be the catalyst for change and use coaching skills to provoke thought and be a creative and constructive disruptor to business thinking and approach.
This is a regional role for the South reporting directly to the Head of HR for Boots Opticians.

Key Responsibilities

• You will co-create a robust, future proof regional talent and succession plan which aims to identify talent pools, high potentials and critical hot spots to ensure that it meets the future needs for people
• Coach leaders to build a culture of high performance by having strong performance leadership conversations with their teams which encourages stretch and personal growth and tackles poor performance
• You will lead and champion colleague forum and work through our representatives to inspire and engage our store colleagues in our people initiatives
• You will work with the Head of Opticians South to shape the engagement strategy across the region by gathering data and understanding the broad range of metrics relating to colleague engagement
• You will translate these insights into actionable plans to enhance the employee experience and drive business results, in turn enabling us to live our purpose of making a difference by solving people’s problems with real care

A bit about you…

• You will have experience in a people partner role with a mix of strategic and operational experience
• You can demonstrate experience in key HR processes and procedures including; Talent, Organisation Design, Resourcing and Employee Relations
• Expert partnering skills: building and sustaining and strong relationships, coaching and having impact and influence
• Good performance coach
• Strength in capability development for both individuals and teams
• You will have gravitas and excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to connect with people at all levels
• You will a have systematic approach to planning and managing a diverse workload
• You will be naturally curious and an independent thinker who is prepared to push established boundaries to achieve the best outcome, bringing people with you at every stage
• Demonstrate agility of approach and ability to think about multiple solutions and approaches
• A resilient nature with the ability to manage pressure with conflicting demands and to prioritise workload
A bit about us…

The role of the HR team is to help the organisation deliver its strategy and objectives by effectively managing people and performance.
We develop and deliver HR strategy initiatives to achieve business objectives. We help to shape the structure of the organisation by focussing on what keeps our colleagues engaged and productive. We have many roles that all have their own important part to play in the success of the function; from administrators to recruiters, trainers, business partners and reward managers. In each of these areas there are lots of projects you can get involved in alongside your day to day role.
HR is a rewarding and supportive team. We invest in our colleagues and are dedicated to your career development – many of HR colleagues have started in entry level roles and progressed onto senior leadership roles throughout the business.
Boots Opticians is one of the leading optical chains in the UK and we’re still growing. We’re customer-obsessed and want all our customers to look and feel great. We are eye experts giving outstanding clinical care and take pride in supporting our customers.
We’re open to all and treat people as individuals. We are all about enriching the lives of every person who walks through our door; including yours. Bring your skills to a business that offers genuine career progression thanks to sheer diversity of roles and expect to be supported and developed from day one. You can learn more by visiting

What we can offer you:

• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays & option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Market leading staff discount scheme, including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Flexible ways of working
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen and Dry Cleaning
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship
• Employee Assistance Programme

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer a number of flexible working options to suit our colleagues’ needs including job share and part-time working. Our website shows examples of colleagues enjoying different working patterns. If this interests you, please talk to us about it.

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