Job title: People Partner
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Human Resources and Personnel
Salary: GBP £66,000.00
Location: Burneside, UK
Job published: 2022-07-26
Job ID: 32076
Contact name: Martin Norris
Phone number: +447379689616
Contact email:

Job Description

Role: People Partner

Employer: James Cropper PLC

Location: Burneside, Kendal

Employment Type: Full-Time, Permanent (Hybrid Available)

Salary: £60-£66,000 + 20% Bonus

Benefits: 33 days annual leave per annum, 6% Pension Contribution, Medicash Health Plan, Life Assurance, Employee Assistance Programme


James Cropper is expanding its Human Resources capability as it continues the trajectory to build world-class operations in advanced materials and bespoke paper products. Increasing our HR capability will help power continued growth, innovation, and pursuit of being the best in class.

The Role

In partnership with Realise HR, the region’s specialist HR & People agency, we are seeking a new People Partner to play a pivotal role in the implementation of our people strategy and our ambitious plans for business growth. Utilising your strong commercial and business acumen you will partner with the divisional directors, senior leaders and the broader people team to shape, develop and deliver effective people plans and solutions that align to our purpose and values. Acting as positive disruptor for change, you will use your business knowledge and professional experiences to support decision making and determine appropriate people interventions.

You’ll support the Head of People on shaping and delivering a leadership development strategy that inspires great leaders and builds high performing teams, as well as create internal communications to inform, connect and engage our colleagues, helping them understand the part they have to play in delivering business goals. You’ll develop a framework which enables us to listen to our colleagues and appropriately use the feedback to continuously improve.

About You

You will be able to add real value and make an impact, by developing commercially focused HR solutions, creating positive employee experiences and enhancing leadership capability that in turn support divisional and individual performance improvement.

You will need:

· Significant experience gained in a HR Business Partnering role, ideally gained in a fast-paced blue-chip environment.

· Experience in working with leaders to define people priorities that align with the experience we want to create for our people.

· You will have a strong depth of knowledge across the various specialist areas within HR and will be regarded as a trusted advisor by your senior colleagues on the leadership team

· Able to work with leaders to identify and develop their talent and ensure we create as many career defining experiences for all our people

· Experience of managing key people practices such as induction, workforce planning, reward and recognition, career progression, employee relations.

· Experience of leading, coaching, developing HR professionals and creating an engaged, high performing team.

· Able to demonstrate a background in contributing to change successfully.

· Excellent relationship builder, collaborative in approach, establishing both internal and external credibility.

· Experience of working in collaboration with Trade Unions (preferred)

· CIPD qualified

Don't meet every single requirement? At Realise, we are dedicated to helping our clients build diverse, inclusive and authentic workplaces, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement, we would encourage you to apply anyway! You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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