HR Business Partner


Job Details


BIRMINGHAM - Stores Support Centre

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive salary plus bonuses, benefits & staff discount

Closing Date

08/03/2020 12:00

Could this be the opportunity you've been waiting for, to progress your HR career?

HR Business Partner – Temporary 9 Month Contract

Birmingham (occasional travel to Borehamwood)

A unique opportunity has arisen here at Signet Jewelers to provide HR business partnership to departments across our 2 UK Store Support Centres and support activities across our H.Samuel and Ernest Jones stores throughout the UK, Eire and the Channel Islands.

In the role you would be HR Business Partner for a number of departments in our Birmingham offices including IT, Finance, Customer Fulfilment, Facilities & Security, Store Development and Quality Assurance. You will also support our Borehamwood based Buying, Merchandising, Marketing and Ecommerce departments. You would also support projects benefitting the wider business including our 450 stores.

As HR Business Partner you will work with your assigned business areas to achieve performance through people by ensuring that people plans / activities are aligned with business objectives and HR strategy. You’ll act as a consultant and trusted advisor to each department’s leadership team members on strategic and tactical people matters and you’ll act as an ambassador for the central HR teams through effective partnership and collaboration.

Principle Accountabilities will include:

  • Analysing, identifying and communicating people trends / issues and developing strategies to resolve where required.
  • Acting as a consultant on people matters including performance management, talent acquisition and retention, succession, engagement, development and reward.
  • Ensuring a programme of communication, education and support is in place to continue raising awareness of leader / manager responsibilities and knowledge of legal requirements as well as increasing the ability of managers to deliver HR “through the line”.
  • Establishing and maintaining a collaborative and effective working relationship with the Employee Relations Team and provide expert and timely ER advice for high risk or complex cases.
  • Delivering key operational projects which support Signet’s #Pathtobrilliance
  • Championing internal team member network groups
  • Participating in cyclical HR activity – Pay review, performant management, development nominations and engagement survey.

Skills and Knowledge Required

Suitable applicants will be experienced in the following:

  • Demonstrable working knowledge of providing a HR Business Partnership or Advisory level service (or similar) across the generalist spectrum within a multi-site customer focussed environment.
  • CIPD qualified with evidence of continuing professional development (or qualified by experience).
  • Excellent working knowledge of employment law and practical application on a wide range of people issues.
  • Demonstrable understanding of good HR practice and evolving HR trends.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with multiple senior stakeholders.
  • Operationally focussed with a strong understanding of key business levers.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to interpret data and engage stakeholders to make informed decisions and deliver business focused solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a track record in influencing decision making.
  • Pragmatic and also able to offer creative solutions.
  • PC Literate with good working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

We offer a fantastic job and more…

We are passionate about our profession, and together we can help you realise your full potential. Come and be part of Signet Jewelers and enjoy the following fantastic benefits: 
* Competitive Salary
* Great profit-related bonus entitlement
* 185 Hours Annual Leave (excluding Bank Holidays)
* Generous Staff Discount across all brands
* Life Assurance
* Pension Scheme
* Real Rewards Corporate Discount
* Share-save Scheme
* Childcare Vouchers
* Recommend a Friend Scheme
* Cycle to Work
* Shine with Signet – Recognition Platform