HR Business Partner, Selfridges
Selfridges is a social centre where everyone is welcome. We surprise, amaze and amuse our customer’s everyday by doing the unexpected, celebrating those special moments and inspiring one another.
We are the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience unrivalled with products and services ranging from high street to high end.
We are looking for an HR Business Partner to join our HR Team, focusing on providing a value added business partner service to their client groups, driving effectiveness and performance in line with business goals and Selfridge’s values.
This role will work closely with the management team to identify and implement stretching people plans to optimise the skills within the team. Alongside this, the HRBP will work in partnership with the wider HR team (ER, Resourcing, Development, and Reward & HR Admin) to support the delivery of the People agenda.
Know the role
This is a generalist HRBP role covering all aspects of HR based in our London Office.
The HRBP is expected to provide HR service to the business providing coaching and where necessary advice and guidance to managers on delivering their business through performance of their people. Key to the role is creating a team of high performing managers.
The HRBP plays a critical role in influencing, identifying and maximising opportunities to improve the potential capability of the managers enabling them to deliver. The HRBP role forms, develops and drives an influential relationship with their business partners for their named business areas and will spend the majority of their time with their key customers.
KNOW WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Your passion and confidence will set you apart. While consulting with retail stakeholders you will take real pride in delivering a personalised and professional service. You’ll have genuine passion for HR and out with a natural curiosity to discover and explore more.
Bringing your personality to the service experience you will always look to genuinely connect with your customers while thinking creatively to bring your ideas to life. As well as having the ability to work well as part of a team, you’ll be willing to embrace opportunities to build your skills in order to offer quality and reassurance to all of our internal and external customers and maintain solid awareness of business and industry developments.
The ideal candidate will be operating at HRBP level, ideally within a retail environment or a fast past, commercial environment and have a strong generalist background.
KNOW WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
Extraordinary experiences are not only for customers, but team members too. We offer all team members the chance to be a part of something unique where they can enjoy careers that provide inspiring experiences, exciting challenges and great benefits.
They also know that Selfridges is committed to developing its talent, which allows for a wide scope of amazing opportunities as the business continues to grow. Whether you are a Values Ambassador, Green Warrior, a member of the Work it Lab or you get your fix for fashion by taking part in our internal shows, there are many ways to show and develop your talent.
Living our Values is essential to the way we work day to day, encouraging greater social responsibility amongst our team members. From our Project Ocean campaign to Bright Young Things, we are focused on a long term approach to sustainability by buying better and inspiring change.
This role’s key benefits includes 30 days holiday including bank holidays, potential for performance related bonus, subsidised gym membership offer, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, pension contribution and not to mention a generous staff discount!
THE SELFRIDGES STORY
Selfridges is a shop run on imagination: a place where the world’s most covetable brands combine with the most extraordinary spectacles, events and ideas for an experience like no other.
The story began when Harry Gordon Selfridge first arrived in London from Chicago in 1906 with his heart set on opening his dream store. With his revolutionary understanding of publicity and the theatre of retail, Selfridges Oxford Street opened its doors for the first time in 1909.
The founder’s spirit of innovation and creativity lives on through its owners today. Since 2003, W. Galen Weston and his family have owned and operated the business, which now includes two stores in Manchester, one in Birmingham, plus selfridges.com and the Selfridges App which both deliver to over 130 countries.
In 2016 Selfridges was the first ever store to be awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the IGDS Global Department Store Summit, in-line with its focus on buying better and inspiring change. For an unprecedented three consecutive occasions in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014) Selfridges also won the coveted ‘Best Department Store in the World’ award, underlining its place at the forefront of retail.