People Business Partner

Full Time – UK

About the role


  • SALARY: up to £50,000 (DOE) + Car Allowance + 20% PRB
  • HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm (flexibility required)
  • LOCATION: Baltic Place, Gateshead
  • HOLIDAYS: 23 days annual leave + bank holidays + December off (fully paid)
  • CONTRACT: Permanent

Job Duties & Responsibilities

The Group is on track to employ over 1,000 colleagues by the end of the 2021 with more ambitious plans for growth in 2021 and is looking for a People Business Partner (PBP) to work with teams, managers, and key stakeholders to help build organisation and people capability, and shape and implement effective people strategies and activities within the organisation.

This is a true people business partner role. Reporting to the Global People Director, The PBP will be key in developing, motivating, and supporting the People Team and partnering with business leaders, and managers to build both people and organisational capability, plan and manage talent, and develop approaches that achieve shared organisational objectives.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Engaging with key stakeholders to discuss people challenges.
  • Providing guidance on best people practices.
  • Influence company culture and promote a world class colleague experience at every point. Lead on colleague engagement strategy.
  • Drive length of service and colleague retention.
  • Bringing people expertise and developing solutions to help the business to deliver its strategy.
  • Influencing and building relationships with people around the business.
  • Acting as a local point of people expertise for specialist teams that are implementing new people approaches.
  • Questioning and challenging others to get to the root of issues.
  • Partner with leaders to promote effective working relationships, build morale and increase productivity.
  • To coach, support, up-skill, and mentor our People Managers in the application of HR policies and procedures.
  • Support the People Team with day-to-day activities providing support for escalated case work.
  • Any other people related duties that are deemed appropriate from time to time.

Personal Attributes

The right candidate will be able to demonstrate a passion for all aspects of ‘People’ and their continuous development and must be able to transfer skills and enthusiasm to the rest of the People Team in order to support the continued growth and market share of all GPG brands.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for their art and strive to continually learn about ever-changing people market trends and emerging new routes so that we maintain our market leader status.

  • A team player.
  • Driven and resilient.
  • Creative and strategic.
  • Bold, pushes boundaries and not afraid to challenge the norm.
  • Demonstrates their commitment to developing themselves and their HR knowledge and experience.
  • Strong customer service and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

We want someone who enjoys HR and cares about people.



  • Experience working in an operational, senior, or Business Partner capacity.
  • Business Partners should be proactive team players with strong customer service and problem-solving skills.
  • Experienced in developing and supporting line managers through change.
  • Experienced in developing and implementing people strategies, policies, and process.
  • Self-motivated and able to work under own autonomy or as part of a team.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and legislations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organisations HRIS and talent management systems.


  • CIPD qualification or equivalent preferred, but not essential, providing relevant experience.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced, self-directed environment.

People Business Partner

Full Time – UK

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Please Note
Due to the high number of applicants if you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion. If your skills and competencies develop we would be happy to see a further application from you at that time.