You’ll know it’s a true business partner job because the first line of the job description will say who it’s partnering…in this case it’s not only a specific business area, it’s not a head office role you will work from home in the main but travel to where your people are. Two in the North West, one in Yorkshire and two in the Midlands.
It’s got all the ingredients you’d expect being part of the management team working closely with your stakeholders on employee experience, escalated ER, coaching, creating insight from HRMI, projects including change management and importantly a champion for the HR strategy.
What it takes for this one is the usual DNA helix of a business partner, relationship builder, communicator, commerciality and buckets of emotional intelligence. You’ll know you’ve got it if people have said of you “they really understood my business area and what my people needed to be engaged and happy at work”.
Working with a Strategic People Partner who will empower you to deliver, if you are stepping into a business partner role and want to set your career to launch this has all the potential. Happy to talk it through, don’t worry about a polished CV so much of this is not about what you’ve done but what you’re capable of.