Senior People Business Partner

City & Guilds Group are looking for a Senior People Business Partner to join the business on an 18 month FTC/ Secondment basis. As a Senior People Business Partner, you will provide strategic advice and coaching support to senior business managers, covering the people related aspects of setting and delivering business strategy, plan and priorities. Within the City & Guilds Group, this role will support our Kineo business in the UK, South Africa, the US and APAC.  Kineo is a global workplace learning company that helps businesses improve performance through learning and technology. 

This is an exciting full time (35 hour week) 18 month FTC/ Secondment opportunity which will mostly be working from home. 

This appointment will be made on merit.

We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthens and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the City & Guilds Group to drive this value. As Ethnic diversity and disabled people are currently under-represented at the City & Guilds Group, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from these communities

Business Unit
Group Support Services
Type of role
Fixed-term Contract / Secondment
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

You’ll work in partnership with colleagues in the People function and Senior Leaders to translate future business strategy into resulting people plans. You’ll maximise people performance and value in the business using coaching and insights.

The role will work with leaders to understand and predict people management needs, using key people measures and insights to inform needs and solutions. This work will include supporting leaders in attracting, retaining and developing talent. It will also support the implementation of the People strategy, as well as our inclusion and diversity, engagement, and wellbeing strategies across the global landscape.

About you

You’ll have proven HR experience in a senior HR Business Partner role, which will also have given you experience of building and delivering people plans for different business areas. Your skill set must include the ability to coach and develop leadership skills.

You must be comfortable working at pace in fast moving environment where priorities need to be adapted regularly. You’ll also be resilient and able to lead through change. Working with pragmatism and creativity, you’ll be able to conclude people issues in a unionised environment.

Our story and mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

What we offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example work pattern, hours or location.

Next steps and how to apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.