HR Business Partner

  • Leicester City Football Club
  • Leicester, UK
  • 14 Jul, 2021
Full time Business & Commercial Human Resources

Job Description

Leicester City Football Club has an exciting opportunity for a HR Business Partner to join our successful and highly regarded team.

About the role

Our vision is clear; to ensure a best-in-class people experience for our colleagues. Accordingly, the key objective for the HR Business Partner is to build influential relationships with management teams across the organisation to drive this agenda and support our further growth.

In this generalist role, you’ll create and review people strategies for key departments, conducting activities that drive engagement and maximise performance. We’re looking for a HR Business Partner with strong coaching credentials – somebody who engages and connects with various stakeholders across the Club to make an impact across broad HR areas such as ER, recruitment, engagement.

Moreover, as an integral member of our team, we’re looking for somebody whose ability to connect and listen to our colleagues ensures they make a decisive contribution to the on-going development of our policies and processes and HR Systems.

Who we’re looking for

The successful candidate will have significant generalist HR business partnering experience and be demonstrably comfortable with the requirement to build influential relationships in a multi-site organisation.

The broad range of tasks in this generalist role should excite you; our teams are made up of employees, casual workers and consultants so you’ll have experience in navigating the complexities of varying contract types. Moreover, you’ll be a confident recruiter focused on providing an excellent candidate experience yet equally thorough and diligent in providing management support with ER cases. 

The successful candidate will have a keen eye for how to continuously improve HR services and processes; as an advantage, the successful candidate will have prior experience of MHR’s iTrent system and be able to evidence where they have utilised technology to deliver an enhanced employee experience. 

Your can-do attitude, as well as your honesty and integrity, means you’ll become a trusted advisor across the business who is willing and able to challenge as well as provide generalist support. We’re looking for somebody who is passionate to drive our team forward – somebody who thinks critically about the way we do things but is also strongly solution focused and pragmatic to get the job done. 

About the Club

Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Foxes are renowned for.

Formed in 1884, the Club has been in the Premier League since 2014 when the Foxes were promoted as Championship winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and the Foxes went on to reach the quarter-finals of the competition. The Club continues to build on that success, and celebrated lifting the prestigious FA Cup in May 2021.

Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world-class, including the experience on matchdays. Meanwhile, investment in the Club continues, with the recent opening of a new state-of-the-art training ground in north Leicestershire.

We value and respect individual difference and recognise that the diversity of our staff contributes to our success off the pitch. Our inclusive culture and approach is supported by our Stonewall Diversity Champions partnership, our Time to Change pledge and our status as a Disability Confident employer.  

Benefits package 

Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. Employees benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays, can utilise salary sacrifice schemes and are eligible to receive discounts with our key commercial partners.  

Contract Type – Permanent 
Hours Per Week – 37.5 

Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply and the role will be shut down as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.