HR Business Partner

31 days holiday, free tickets, etc
25 May 2018
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
HR Business Partner

Based in the heart of England, Twycross Zoo (TZ) is an award-winning conservation charity and rapidly growing visitor attraction. The Zoo is committed to supporting global welfare and conservation efforts in the captive breeding of endangered species whilst supporting projects from many different countries around the world, including Ape Action Africa, Lola Ya Bonobo and the FFI Cao Vit Gibbon Project.

In 2014, the Zoo launched its 20-year, GBP55million Masterplan. Since this time, new habitats which have opened to the public include Giraffe Savannah and Gibbon Forest. Recently TZ have opened a GBP3.5 million new world-class chimpanzee habitat, Chimpanzee Eden, and are looking forward to building on this continued growth and success. As part of the Zoo's Masterplan development programme, other investments have also included new habitats and renovations such as Lorikeet Landing, a Lemur walk-through and Butterfly Forest, all of which offer visitors an immersive and inspiring experience with the animals.

At TZ you'll be part of an evolving and progressive organisation, with staff engagement at its very core by ensuring inclusion through superb communication. TZ offers a diverse range of roles and is committed to the fundamental approach of equal opportunities in employment. The Zoo's team strives to educate and inspire everyone to care about, and therefore contribute to saving, the other species with which we share our planet.

With a dedicated and enthusiastic team of colleagues at its heart, the Zoo aims to become a recognised "Centre of Excellence" that continues to make a significant contribution to the welfare and conservation of animals, especially primates, by being at the heart of conservation.

What will this role of HR Business Partner entail?

Reporting to the Head of Human Resources, as a HR Business Partner you will deliver a first class operational HR service across all areas, including employee relations, rewards, recruitment and development. Your duties will include but not be limited to:

* Providing expert advice to line managers on the full range of HR activities, including performance management, sickness absence and flexible working requests
* Monitoring all zero hours and minimum hours contracted staff to ensure legal guidelines are not breached
* Analysing monthly management information to identify trends in attendance, turnover and recruitment
* Coaching and developing line managers to deliver high levels of employee engagement and performance
* Supporting the Head of Human Resources in creating 'people plans' to support business aims
* Managing the budget for the HR department alongside the Head of HR
* Undertaking Duty Zoo Manager shifts on a rota basis, including weekends

What will I need to be considered for this HR Business Partner vacancy?

* Proven experience as a HR Business Partner within the leisure, travel and tourism or hospitality industry and preferably qualified with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
* Strong employee relations experience, with up to date UK employment law knowledge
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective and long-lasting relationships
* Ability to challenge decisions, and remain highly effective and resilient in an evolving business
* IT literate, with full working knowledge of Microsoft Office at an intermediate level, particularly Excel
* Good numeracy and analysis skills, with the ability to analyse data and convert into concise reports

Although not essential, knowledge of HR databases such as CARVAL would be advantageous.

What will I receive in return?

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Up to GBP30,000, level dependent on experience

Working Hours: 5 days out of 7 or Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm. Flexibility will be required to meet business needs including some weekend and bank holiday working

Benefits: 31 days holiday per annum (inclusive of bank holidays), along with the benefit of a staff membership card, giving you free entry to the Zoo on your days off and discounts in our retail and food outlets. Free onsite parking.

Additional Benefits: Private medical insurance and life assurance

Location: Atherstone, Warwickshire (on the A444, which is easily accessed via the A5 and the M42 Junction 11).

All applications to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions

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