Senior People Business Partner


Location: Hook


This is an exciting time to join Virgin Media as a Senior People Business Partner. This important new role is both strategic and delivery focused and will be joining at a pivotal point in the history of our business.

Critical to the People Team, we are looking for a Senior People Business Partner to provide both the strategic and operational HR interface within Network Assurance. In addition to partnering at senior levels and managing key stakeholder relationships, to understand and determine the appropriate people interventions that support business strategy, you will be required to partner with Centres of Excellence to shape solutions, through to full implementation in line with our commercial strategy.
Your duties will be wide ranging, but ultimately this role:
* Drives consistency of approach across Virgin Media in attracting, managing, developing and retaining talent to support current and future organisational needs.
* Supports senior leaders and managers ensuring full benefits realisation and post implementation evaluation of organisational projects and divisional people initiatives, including cyclical HR activity such as pay review, appraisal etc.
* Uses data and analytics to measure the effectiveness of tools and policies and to improve the quality of decision making, bringing the ‘outside in’ through insight and research.
* Partners with the business to create sustainable organisational design, through facilitating the creation of effective operating models, structures, systems and processes, aligned to business/functional strategy.
* Utilises experience in both ER and Change projects to understand and anticipate the need for change, diagnosing the underlying issues and building the case for change with stakeholders.
* Supports transformational activity through strong change management approach ensuring the way that People change is delivered, is consistent with our brand values and cultural principles.
* Coaches and builds the capability of senior managers to role model Virgin Media values and leadership behaviours and to anticipate organisational issues
* Demonstrates a commitment to a strong relationship with our people through our leaders and Voice forums aligning to our Employee Relations strategy.
* Participates in relevant projects, leading and championing as appropriate Virgin Media’s reputation as a world class organisation and employer of choice.
* Proactively shares best practice, knowledge and intelligence within the People function.; positively engages and collaborates with Centres of Expertise to enable a brilliant employee experience across Virgin Media.
* Deputises for the People Director/Head of People where required and takes a lead on local business area steering groups and governing Boards.
Everyone in our People Team has a proactive approach to work, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to deliver to deadlines. If you join us as a Senior People Business Partner we would want you to have:
* Relevant business experience and ideally fully CIPD Qualified or studying towards Level 7.
* Previous experience delivering a proactive and commercial HR service in a fast paced, progressive HR environment.
* Strong communication and relationship building skills (particularly with senior stakeholders).
* Sound understanding of People policies and procedures, best practice and current thinking regarding effective and commercially sound employment practices.
* Strong project management skills - highly desirable.
* Strong facilitation and consulting skills; able to consult on a range of relatively complex People issues with a proven ability to deliver against a range of conflicting demands.
* A commercial focus, extremely credible and able to operate at a strategic and operational level and influence senior management
* Previous experience in a generalist role at a management level in a commercial environment
* Passionate about working in a dynamic environment and being solutions orientated
So why Virgin Media? We are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade, with a £3bn programme to extend our ultrafast broadband network and brilliant Virgin TV to 17 million homes and businesses. We’re challenging our competitors with the best services and the fastest speeds.
Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too! You will get a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, performance related bonus and, of course, discounts across Virgin Media products ad Virgin brands!
Come and be a part of something special. Join us!