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HR Business Partner

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  15-Sep-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

HR Business Partner (Lead)

Location:  Newbury (Full-time remote working during COVID-19) then Hybrid working pattern
Safety Notice: To ensure candidate and employee safety, we are continuing with our virtual hiring and onboarding processes until further notice.

HR Business Partner for VF Business UK, directly partnering the Head of Product and Head of Small Business, with a key focus on organisational effectiveness, culture and engagement, talent management, and building leadership and professional capabilities. This role will also be the UK HR lead on Business Product Operating Model, SME Acceleration and Business Digital acceleration. and represent VF Business HR on specific priority work-streams to support the wider UK HR agenda.

What will you be doing? 

Key accountabilities and decision ownership 
•    Developing, driving and facilitating delivery of the Product and Small Business people plans to support the achievement of the business strategy. 
•    Leading on the engagement and culture plan for Product and Small Business, including supporting the embedding of spirit behaviours, and future ready ways of working
•    Leading on the HR workstream for Business Product Operating Model, SME Acceleration and Digital Acceleration, including implementation of operating model changes, and the resourcing, talent and capability plans.
•    Supports on the evolution of the overall VF Business operating model to ensure future readiness, and drive revenue and margin maximisation and operational efficiency
•    Drives effective talent management, and succession planning to ensure we have the future diverse pipeline of senior leaders
•    Coaches leadership team, recommending and implementing initiatives to enable leadership team effectiveness

Who are we looking for?


•    Ability to prioritise and identify core issues whilst managing competing deliverables and stakeholders
•    Strong relationship & coaching skills; strong communicator
•    Commercially savvy; good depth of business understanding
•    Ability to navigate a matrixed, complex & international organisation
•    Analytical, comfortable with interpreting and using data insights. intellectual capacity to learn quickly
•    Experience in operating model design and change management desirable
•    Educated to degree level or equivalent 
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Word and Excel software
•    CIPD qualifications (or equivalent) an advantage

What’s in it for you?

An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family, including employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes. We’re also proud to provide a Reconnect programme with flexibility to support individuals returning to work after a career break and our market-leading parental leave policies. We’re committed to supporting you throughout every step of your career at Vodafone.


Together we can


Posting End Date: Tuesday 31st August


Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.