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HR Business Partner

Support Office»HR


Job Reference: 2 3 1 3 1 0 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

Contract: Permanent

Recruitment Partner: Lizzy Parfitt

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to join our HR Business Partnering Team within our Nottingham Support Office, partnering with our Central Operations or Digital function.

You will report into the Head of HR and sit at the heart of the people agenda for the respective function, where you will gain an understanding of the function you partner, collaborating with the leadership teams to deliver the commercial strategy with a robust people plan and talent agenda, allowing you to support development of the culture and leadership accountability.

Key Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the Head of HR, steer, shape and deliver the people plan for the function that enables it to achieve its in-year objectives.
  • Combine a knowledge of the function with external insights and understanding of best practice and internal people metrics to identify, develop and deploy people interventions and solutions.
  • Build strong and collaborative relationships with HR team members in other partnering teams, and the HR Centres of Excellence to ensure a joined up approach across the function, and bringing insight about wider organisational activities to each business area.
  • Deliver a range of HR solutions that are tailored and appropriate for the specific function e.g embedding Leadership skills and behaviours, the development of team member capabilities through appropriately tailored interventions, engaging teams on new ways of working, talent and succession planning, wellbeing and employee experience to name but a few – the scope is extensive and will provide a great variety of opportunities for the successful candidates to positively impact their business areas.
  • Coach, support and influence senior leaders on all people ‘lifecycle’ issues and the overall people agenda, as well as providing effective advice and interventions to hold the leadership team to account for effective leadership of their people.

What you’ll need to have

  • Business partnering skills and the ability to influence and build authentic and trusted relationships across a wide and varied stakeholder network.
  • Ability to support the business to drive change in complex and often ambiguous environments.
  • Broad generalist HR expertise across the full HR ‘lifecycle’
  • Strong knowledge of trends, ideas and innovation in HR and how to apply them appropriately to business context
  • Lead and deliver projects and resolve issues effectively
  • Experience of facilitation and coaching

It would be great if you also have

  • CIPD qualified (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience contributing to the change and transformation agenda with a working knowledge of organisational design and delivery

Our benefits

  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay and gift card for anyone expecting or adopting a child
  • Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes and more.
  • Access to free, 24/7 counselling and support through TELUS Health, our Employee Assistance Programme.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you - find out more at Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

Why Boots

At Boots, we foster a working environment where consideration and inclusivity help everyone to be themselves and reach their full potential. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all. As the heart of everything we do at Boots, it's with you, we change for the better.

What's next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

Where a role is advertised as full-time, we are open to discussing part-time and job share options during the application process. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.


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