Senior People Business Partner

London - West

Location: Hammersmith


Senior People Business Partner

3 Month Fixed Term Contract

Hammersmith or Hook Based

We currently have a need for a Senior Business Partner to join us for a 3 month fixed term contract. This important role is both strategic and delivery focused.
We are looking for someone who is able 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.
* 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
* Participates in relevant projects, leading and championing as appropriate Virgin Media’s reputation as a world class organisation and employer of choice.
* 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!

We are proud to work with Everywoman to champion the advancement of women in business, and through our partnership with Scope to help one million disabled people get into and stay in work by the end of 2020. We strive to build a diverse and sustainable workforce where gender balance and parity are integral features of our workplace, and where disabled candidates and employees can confidently perform to their full potential through our Work with Me adjustment process. If you are thinking about applying for a job with us and have a condition or impairment that could impact your performance we’ll be happy to work with you to explore adjustment options.
Come and be a part of something special. Join us!