Begbies Traynor Group

People Operations Partner

Job Number: POP_BTG
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £50,000
Job Location: Manchester

Job Description

People Operations Partner

Begbies Traynor Group plc is a growing national professional services company who deliver exceptional advice and support to clients from a comprehensive network of UK and offshore locations.  

We have more than 1,200 colleagues and partners and our professional colleagues include licensed insolvency practitioners, accountants, chartered surveyors and lawyers. 

We’re market leading and award winning within many of the sectors we operate in which include business recovery, financial advisory & funding and property services.  

You’ll work from our Manchester or Leeds office, with flexible working available. 

What will you do?

As the new People Operations Partner, you’ll be connecting with HR specialists and core business areas to support a range of HR activities. You’ll gain hands-on experience as the main contact between employees and our People Team, facilitating great collaboration across our people operations functions including Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development, Internal Communications and Payroll and Benefits.

This is a HR Generalist role with a wide remit and will give you the opportunity to be involved with a range of people-related activities.  You will work on all areas of HR including onboarding, employee benefits, HRIS, delivery of cyclical people initiatives, compliance with policy and talent development initiatives.

You will need to be comfortable advising senior leaders and working in a fast-paced, high performing environment.

This is a great opportunity working in a supportive and collaborative team, gaining valuable experience of the practical HR activities necessary to ensure a scaling business thrives.

Key responsibilities:

In this role, you can expect to be getting involved in the following:

  • Balancing the needs of the business with the needs of our people, you strike that balance of commercial awareness and a people-centric approach. You’re a natural collaborator, building up relationships with your HR Colleagues quickly and easily, you also partner with the business, establishing yourself as an HR Subject Matter Expert and a figure of trusted support to business leaders and their teams.
  • Proactively engaging with the colleagues you’ll form relationships with managers and respond to their queries, incidents and concerns. You’ll be involved in the entire employee lifecycle, supporting programme delivery for a distributed, multi-disciplinary workforce.
  • Using the HRIS (Cascade) to create insight and reporting for relevant quarterly boards and to inform programme delivery.
  • Conducting internal audits on core HR processes like background screening reports, right to work checks and GDPR.
  • Reviewing and advising on HR policies working in partnership with our ER case management supplier.
  • Designing HR processes to streamline and improve employee experience.
  • Support and driving successful delivery of various HR projects across the business.
  • You know that HR Operations can be unpredictable and your daily priorities will change day to day. You’re well equipped to work in this way as a resilient, well organised and proactive colleague. You should be comfortable working independently, and don’t wait to be handed tasks, but use your time to truly partner with the business to learn the HR needs of the people.
What will we do?

As a broader PLC group we’ve doubled in size since 2019 and we have ambitions to maintain that growth profile moving forwards, so we’re looking for people who want to help us shape our future. We value applied intellect, curiosity and an entrepreneurial spirit and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. We do this by:

Supporting your professional development, this starts on day 1 as we help you learn about our Group and then we offer development opportunities for all’ so you can tailor your learning to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Empowering you to manage your wellbeing and supporting flexible working arrangements.

Being community centered and encouraging you to build your connections across our Group, whether that’s through our Colleague Networks, or by connecting with others at a similar stage of their career, as well as building your connections with local communities by using your volunteering day or perhaps promoting our industries at local schools, colleges and universities. 

Investing in our people; we’ve recently enhanced our family leave policies and have a flexible benefits offering which includes:

  • Discretionary bonuses
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Income protection
  • 23 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) and option to buy additional leave
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Health & Wellbeing programme
  • Paid volunteer time
What we’re looking for
  • CIPD Level 5 qualification (desirable)
  • Bachelor's degree or other qualification in HR or related field is preferred though not essential.
  • 2 to 4 years of experience in a comparable HR role
  • Confident advising and partnering with senior stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HR best practices.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong action-orientated mindset
  • Passion for being in a HR Generalist/People Operations role
Additional Information

The HR team is located in Manchester however support BTG Group locations across the country and therefore travel may be required as part of the job in particular to our Leeds office so the role can be based from either Manchester or Leeds.  This role also offers the flexibility to work some days from home.


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