HR Business Partner

Posted 15 days ago by Sodexo
Location Flexible (North or South region) Job Type Permanent
Salary Competitive salary dependent upon experience Sector Recruitment & HR

CRC are currently looking for a highly skilled & experience HR professional to join the team on a 18-24 month fixed term contract. The Role of the HR Business Partner is to partner with business leaders within the region in the CRC’s, Sodexo Justice Services and the Peoplecentre to enable the delivery of HR solutions to maximise people performance and contribute to towards strengthening business performance. You will provide a visible HR presence within the CRC’s through regular on-site attendance and regular travel around the region as well as utilising other communication channels to build and maintain effective relationships and you will partner the senior management team within the region through a period of significant change, implementing and embedding the most efficient ways of working to deliver operational performance, whilst adhering to the relevant CRC policies, NNC and SCCOG guidance and Sodexo procedures where applicable.

Package description

Highly competitive salary  days holiday 25 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays, defined contribution pension scheme, company sick pay, group discount scheme, flexible benefits, company bonus scheme, 

Main responsibilities

HR Strategy:

  • Understand challenges that are facing the CRC businesses within the region and assist in the implementation of business and HR strategy and policy development

HR Planning & Business Development:

  • Work with the CRC senior management team, HR lead, SJS colleagues and Central HR Advisory to ensure the effective facilitation and delivery of HR calendar events throughout the business, e.g. application of Reward frameworks, Pay and Bonus Review, Star Awards, Employee Engagement surveys, Talent frameworks, Performance Management cycles etc

Employee Relations & Engagement:

  • To be fully conversant with the CRC HR policies within the region to work in partnership with Peoplecentre to provide local support on complex ER matters and develop appropriate solutions. Build strong working relationships with PeopleCentre, regularly updating on segment activity to ensure a joined up HR service is delivered to the business

Resourcing, Recruitment & On-boarding:

  • Work with the Resourcing Partner to understand the CRC labour market’s within the region (workforce availability, reward, attraction and retention drivers) to improve delivery of resourcing solutions resulting in the reduction of vacancies / time to fill

Retention, Talent Management & Succession Planning:

  • Support the facilitation of talent management, succession planning and leadership development within the region linked with fully embedding all aspects of Ingenium

Performance Management:

  • Use HRMI to identify people and performance management gaps, and provide practical solutions by developing action plans for business and individual improvement

Performance Interventions & Change:

  • Use HR analytics to identify areas for improvement and develop interventions for change in areas such as casual absence, suspensions and regretted losses, with clear deliverable improvements when evaluated.
Ideal candidate


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent CIPD qualification or qualified by experience
  • 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
  • Strong interpersonal, communications and presentation skills
  • Strong facilitation and coaching skills
  • Well organised, responsive and able to work under pressure
  • Exposure to unionised environments
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office programmes



  • Experience of organisation development and design, and facilitation of change including consultation and engagement
  • SAP HR and appreciation of other HR Systems and MOJ systems
  • Knowledge of working within the criminal justice environment
About the company

The role of the Community Rehabilitation Company is to rehabilitate service users, reduce reoffending and protect the public and Sodexo operates six CRCs within the Justice Service segment in the UK.  We work with service users both in the community and in custody to deliver the sentence of the court, to rehabilitate them and to provide a range of programmes and interventions to turn their lives around.  We deliver effective offender management and rehabilitation services to low and medium risk service users and our highly skilled staff work in a range of disciplines to make a real difference.  Our aim is to create a better future for the people we work with – service users, victims and their families and local communities.  We are proud to have strong relationships with other criminal justice agencies, local authorities, health trusts, employment and training providers, and work with contracted partners to enhance delivery to our service users. 

CRC is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants are considered on the basis of suitability for the post, irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.