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Human Resources Strategic Business Partner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

* Remote/home working allowed *

Our people are central to the Saga brand and we have a focus on employee engagement and building a culture that promotes talent and diversity, engenders winning, and fosters high performance. 

And right now, we are looking for a strategically-minded  Human  Resources  Business  Partner to join the People Team at an exciting time in Saga’s history. As a Group, Saga is taking to the seas in our brand new, luxury cruise ships, leading the market with innovative insurance and financial products, and creating thousands of unforgettable memories for our loyal holidaymakers who are at the heart of the Saga brand. 

You will partner with the Business and People Leadership Teams to create a purpose-led culture, build capability and create capacity to deliver our strategic ambitions. You will be responsible for delivering the annual People Plan in Insurance, working collaboratively with the colleagues across the People Team; enabling the right resources to meet business expectations.  

You will have successfully operated in a strategic partnering previously where you have enabled the culture, purpose and values of your organisation whilst supporting Managers to lead by example and ensuring a positive colleague experience. And, importantly, you will be a real thought leader in the HR space where you have designed and led innovative programmes that have utlised your creative vision.

And in return you can look forward to all the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding career with an excellent benefits package.  

So, if you believe your voice in People conversations will lead to your recommendations and decisions being key to growth within our Insurance business then we would like to hear from you. 

Role Responsibility

  • Delivering the talent agenda enabling better capability and performance at every level. 

  • Creating a learning mindset and seeking opportunity for leaders to coach, mentor and champion curiosity. 

  • Embedding our Purpose and values in leadership and colleague behaviours  

  • Promoting a culture where colleagues are welcomed and feel able to speak up and be heard.  

  • Managing the colleague lifecycle so that every touchpoint is a positive experience for colleagues.   

  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence. 

  • Networking to stay connected with business trends and changes. 

  • Working collaboratively with other teams to make sure your work supports Saga’s strategic initiatives. 

  • Understanding the business as well as the Leadership team understanding who makes the money and how; what the strengths and weaknesses of the business are compared to the competition; how the dynamics of the business work, and how a change in one area will affect other areas.  

  • Keeping up to date and renewing skills. 

  • Being flexible and open to change  

  • Taking a step back and taking an objective view enabling me to challenge and take a longer-term view.  

  • Taking charge and challenging decisions, thinking up innovative ways of doing things and having the guts to question traditional systems. 

  • Measuring People initiatives using the results and data in the business with talent, talent outcomes, performance, learning, DBI and how it affects the bottom line and culture. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • Knowledge of the latest People trends and how strategic partnering is optimised 

  • Experience strategic business partnering 

  • Knowledge of C-suite roles and accountabilities 

  • Regulated businesses – FCA 

  • Business Acumen 

  • Communications skills – challenge and influencing 

  • Stakeholder Management skills 

  • Project & Change Management 

  • Digital skills 

  • And, importantly, you will be a real thought leader in the HR space where you have designed and led innovative programmes that have utlised your creative vision.

Package Description

The standard benefits when you join Saga include:

  • Option to purchase a further 5 days annual leave per year
  • Free private medical insurance after 1 years service
  • Pension
  • AXA Be Supported
  • Apples Nursery (Folkestone only and on a waiting list basis)
  • Free fruit 
  • Give as you earn
  • Free eye tests
  • Honeymoon benefit
  • Sharebuy
  • Salary finance
  • Discounts on Saga holidays and insurance products
  • A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies
  • Long service awards

About the Company

When you join Saga you will see that we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement. 

We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better. Creating a culture in which everyone feels welcome and offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement is incredibly important to us. Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities. If you need support at any point with your application please let us know as we will be happy to help.

Learn more about the Saga business by watching our Saga plc 2019 AGM film below:

To all recruitment agencies: Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the HR Recruitment Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.

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