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HR Business Partner - South

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have a rare opportunity to join our Sports & Leisure business as a HR Business Partner; working across our diverse range of venues in the south this role involves partnering with business leaders to enable the delivery of HR solutions whilst driving engagement.  You will contribute to business performance through maximising people performance, deploying business strategy and overseeing workforce planning. This is an excellent opportunity for a personable, energetic and action orientated professional who is looking to take the next step in their HR career.  Our Sports & Leisure business is going through an exciting period of growth; therefore it is likely that this role will evolve over the next 12-18 months as the business moves forward.

Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

For more information on the company see Careers in Sports and Leisure


Role Responsibility

Working closely with your stakeholders you will strive to improve people management across the region, coaching and empowering your management team to make timely, efficient decisions whilst rolling out the wider people agenda. Using HR Analytics, you will identify areas for improvement and develop interventions for change, with clear deliverable improvements. Taking accountability for improvements across your region, you will be involved in a variety of projects that will impact overall business performance. Through coaching and communication you will reduce the number of ER cases by proactively improving the implementation of HR policy and procedures. Working with the central transactional teams, you will ensure the business area receives a joined up HR service through regular communication and building relationships. Due to the nature of the workforce and high number of casual employees, you will need to continuously monitor and ensure labour targets are met, recommending appropriate interventions to support the operational teams where required.  This is a highly autonomous role, where you will utilise your business partnering experience to build relationships, drive business performance and impact employee engagement.

The Ideal Candidate

  • CIPD Qualified
  • HR generalist experience and good understanding of all aspects of HR Management including resourcing, talent management/succession planning, change management and employee relations
  • Understanding of human capital measurement and delivery of performance improvement interventions
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Good interpersonal, communications and presentation skills
  • Strong facilitation and coaching skills

Package Description

£Highly Competitive + £5,000 Car allowance + 15% Bonus + Pension + Flexible Benefits Package.

About the Company

Our mission is improve the quality of life of Sodexo employees and all those we serve, and contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which we operate. We work to improve the well-being of people across the globe through our unique range of expert services and the talent of our teams. As one of the world’s largest employers and a
company of “people at the service of other people,” we are committed to being an employer of choice – providing jobs for our people, as well as training and opportunities for internal promotion to help our employees move up the career ladder.


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