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Human Resources Business Partner (Interim) - Business Operations


Are you passionate about business partnering?


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


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.


Location: The role will be home-based with travel covering East Anglia with our Head Office based in Diss.


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

  • Identify and provide practical and proactive solutions to people based issues that arise within your division/ region
  • Develop a deep understanding of the every area of business within your remit, including not just people issues but also key financial, clinical and client issues
  • Drive consistency of approach across the organisation in attracting, managing and developing talent to support current and future business needs
  • Support the culture of employee engagement and wellbeing to deliver improved business performance. Proactively gauge employee engagement in functional areas and implement solutions as required
  • Work with the resourcing team and managers on recruitment and onboarding activities
  • Conduct Exit interviews to gain insight and implement solutions to improve attrition within your region/division
  • Establish and assess learning needs within division/region, liaising with LED team
  • Support managers/team leaders with embedding a performance culture within the business; provide coaching and support on 1:1's, and competency frameworks
  • Use data and analytics to identify people issues and measure the effectiveness of company policies and tools. Identify opportunities for development, and risks, and drive improvements
  • From a people perspective, lead the successful integration of acquisitions into your division/region
  • Coach and build the capability of managers/team leaders to anticipate and manage people issues


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.


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

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Home based role (with travel)
Home based role, Home based role (with travel), United Kingdom
  • Salary:
    Attractive Salary + Benefits
  • Practice:
    Business Operations
  • City:
    Home based role (with travel)
  • Job Type:
  • Employment Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Application Closing Date:
    31 July 2022
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