People and Organisational Development Business Partner - City, Birmingham, United Kingdom,

People and Organisational Development Business Partner

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. Until the day we find a cure, we will strive to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.

Position: People and Organisational Development Business Partner
Location: Flexible across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Contract type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract (6 months)
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £41,585 to £53,495 (Depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 19 September 2019
Interview date: TBC

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the delivery of the Society's strategy. As the UK's leading dementia support and research charity, you will use your leadership, influencing and coaching skills to develop and lead a high-performing team of Regional HR Business Partners. You will also be an integrated member of the Society's Operational Leadership Team and partner with the Director of Operations and their direct reports, playing a lead role in shaping and steering the plans and activities of the Operations directorate, using a strong coaching and influencing style to enable the Society's activities to be aligned to each other and to our common purpose.

You will be a change expert, instigating, influence, designing and managing change, at both a strategic and operational level. You will also champion equality and inclusion in everything we do.

You will have the gravitas and influencing skills to work with senior leaders across the organisation as well as Operations colleagues to develop and deliver strategic and operational plans, leading the development of progressive people plans that encompass the full people agenda for both volunteers and employees to enable the directorate to play their part in achieving the strategy.

You are the face of the POD directorate within Operations and ensure the delivery of responsive and tailored people interventions through POD colleagues that meet the needs of volunteers and employees and are in line with our long-term Society People Plan. You will report into the Head of People Business Partnering and work closely with the POD Director and POD leadership team to ensure the needs of the business are understood and accounted for in our POD plans.

About you:

If you are passionate about people and the importance of creating the best conditions in which volunteers and employees can flourish, combined with excellent business acumen to help contribute to strategic and operational business plans, with the ability to align business and people plans, then this is the role for you!

You will have a strong track record of leading and managing others, operating with a high degree of self-awareness, able to empower, delegate, coach and quickly build excellent working relationships and credibility with senior leaders. Your influencing and persuasion skills will be second-to-none, and you can easily work across multiple teams, understanding and balancing competing priorities and needs, bringing people together to deliver shared objectives. Your tenacity and determination will drive the people agendas of the directorates, ensuring volunteering and our volunteering vision is at the heart of all plans.

You will have experience of contributing to the development and delivery of strategic changes and have the strategic and operational mind-set to understand the wider business and people requirements for change to be successful. Your creativity and experience in the wider organisational development arena means you are able to identify how business areas can develop their business practices to nurture our culture and can identify the people practices required to ensure we deliver against our culture and people vision. You understand and may have some experience in ensuring an organisations brand is reflected in our people practices and you will challenge managers and leaders across the business units to be exemplars ensuring the best possible experiences for our people, empowering and enabling them to deliver our strategy, and helping to unite our people to fight against dementia.

You will have an excellent understanding of employment law and operational HR policies and procedures to enable you to make decisions on high risk employee relations matters, balancing the employee experience with legal and commercial risk.

You may have experience of the following: Organisational Development Manager, Learning & Development, L&D Consultant, Human Resource, HR Consultant, CIPD, Certificate in Personnel Development, HR Business Partner, Training Manager, OD Consultant, Leadership & Development, Employee Engagement, Charity, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.

REF: VAC16588