People Partner (14 month FTC, November 23 to January 25)

Role outline and purpose

Responsible in the delivery of a professional, responsive and inclusive employee experience to all our people. Achieved through effective business partnering of designated client groups supporting achievement of their operational plans and key elements of the people strategy.


Role responsibilities

  • Support designated client groups in the delivery of their strategic and operational activity through effective workforce planning and change management activity (including talent management, succession planning, recruitment, performance development and organisational design)
  • Deliver a credible partnering function to your designated client group, utilising subject matter expertise, problem-solving ability and judgement to achieve results
  • Work with relevant partners e.g. Learning and Development, Finance etc to meet client needs and deliver joined up people planning activity
  • Provide expert guidance and advice (including case management) to client groups on people practices, policies and processes. Ensuring that advice reflects relevant legislation/employment law and delivers an equitable, inclusive and consistent approach to employee relations across the organisation
  • Monitor and utilise workforce metrics to provide insights and inform client people activity
  • Manage and deliver projects and initiatives appropriately implementing project planning, stakeholder management and communications activity effectively

Person Specification

Technical skills and minimum knowledge:

  • CIPD level 5 or equivalent experience
  • Developing and implementing integrated people solutions in response to business challenges (aligned to organisation practice, policies and processes)
  • Ability to manage and implement people initiatives and change programmes
  • Sound knowledge of UK employment legislation; confident in applying the principles to various scenarios
  • Confident interrogating systems and extracting meaningful HR metrics to provide insight and inform action


Behaviours and competencies:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the values of the Trussell Trust
  • Demonstrates empathy for people from disadvantaged, marginalised or socially- excluded backgrounds
  • Role models inclusive behaviour, values and leadership
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build and manage relationships; present information accessibly and in a format appropriate to the audience
  • Highly organised; capable of managing a broad portfolio of activities through to completion
  • Strong problem solving and decision making
  • Ability to influence appropriate outcomes

Key Stakeholders

  • Client Directorate Senior Leadership Group & Senior Leadership Team members
  • Learning & Development Specialists
  • Finance Business Partners


Our Values

The Trussell Trust is a charity that works to end the need for food banks. It is founded on and shaped by Christian principles.

Our values of dignity, justice, compassion and community, are central to all that we do and therefore supports our aim to be an organisation where the diversity of all employees is valued.  We welcome people of all faiths and none and those that are committed to these values.

We recognise that we have under-represented groups within our workforce. As part of our commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity we are actively encouraging applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions and those with a lived experience of poverty as well as any other under-represented group in our workforce. We are committed ensuring the safety and protection of our employees from all forms of harm.

How to apply

Please submit your application no later than 12pm on 9th October  2023 . We reserve the right to close early or extend this date depending on the number of applicants.  

Interviews will be held on 17th October 2023.  

Please note, incomplete or speculative applications will not be considered. If you have any difficulties completing your application using the online portal email [email protected] and we will do what we can to help you. The Trussell Trust is committed to achieve greater diversity and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability. 

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