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HR Business Partner - Home Based with Travel - Business Operations

Are you passionate about business partnering?

Would you like to influence positive change, employee engagement and support wellbeing?

Would you like to join one of Europe's largest veterinary groups?



At CVS we are one of the largest integrated veterinary groups in Europe with a turnover in excess of £425M, more than 7000 employees and 500 veterinary practice sites across the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. Alongside veterinary practices, we also operate pet crematoria, laboratories, a distribution centre, an online business and buying groups.


We are at a very exciting time within HR at CVS and our focus on people has never been stronger or more important.  Our vision is to be the veterinary company people most want to work for.


Within this role you will report into a Lead HRBP and will be responsible for working alongside and collaborating with the leaders within your region/s to guide the provision of people related services.


In the role, some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Building a deep understanding of your region/s and their strategic priorities and goals, to support the development of HR strategies.
  • Identifying and provide practical and proactive solutions to people based issues that arise within your division/ region.
  • Driving consistency of approach across the organisation in attracting, managing and developing talent to support current and future business needs.
  • Supporting the culture of employee engagement and wellbeing to deliver improved business performance. Proactively gauging employee engagement in functional areas and implementing solutions as required.
  • Working with the resourcing team and managers on recruitment and onboarding, assisting with leadership assessment/selection within your region/division.
  • Conducting exit interviews to gain insight and implement solutions to improve retention within your region/s.
  • Support managers/team leaders to embed a performance culture within the business; providing coaching and support on 1:1's, and competency frameworks.
  • Working with managers to identify employees with high potential, develop career paths in consideration of key roles for succession planning and self-development.


To be successful in the role, you will be/be able to demonstrate:

  • CIPD qualified (or equivalent) with relevant experience of delivering HR partnering within a complex multi-site organisation.
  • Excellent coaching skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with leaders/managers. 
  • Knowledge and experience of supporting workforce change and redesign projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of current employment legislation.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and information to a range of audiences and stakeholders.
  • Able to analyse problems and generate pragmatic solutions to complex workforce issues.


Alongside a competitive salary, we offer benefits including; a company car/allowance, up to 7 weeks holiday (with our buy/sell holiday scheme) + Bank Holidays, access to our industry leading sharesave scheme, enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave, heavily discounted pet healthcare, continued professional development and a range of flexible benefits such as Perkbox, GymFlex and Cycle to Work to suit your needs.


Location: The role will be home based, however, will involve frequent travel to our practices/sites in across the assigned region/area (Hampshire and South Wales), as well as travel to our Support Office in Diss, Norfolk. 


If you would like to join us at this exciting time, please apply now!

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