People Experience Business Partner

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Volvo Cars



Job Title

People Experience Business Partner

About the Job

People Experience Business Partner (HR)

Location: Maidenhead or Daventry

It’s Not About Cars. It’s About People.

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. If you want to join us in our mission to build and grow our teams with talented people who want to make a true difference.

What’s in it for you?

Reporting to the Senior People Experience Business Partner, this role will combine generalist HR support to various functions within Volvo Car UK and delivery of HR projects across the wider UK market. You will provide the people expertise to your dedicated business areas and be accountable for ensuring all HR processes, practices and systems are followed.

You will be owning and administering reward, recognition and benefits programs to employees, and supporting the Experience & Engagement team with delivering internal HR communications, Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. You will provide support to Employee Relations cases across the market, assisting the Senior People Experience Business Partner and more junior members of the team.

We are one of the fastest growing premium car brands looking for an innovative and passionate People Experience Business Partner on a full-time basis to join our team based in the UK, at either our Maidenhead or Daventry offices.

What You’ll Do

This is a varied People Experience Business Partner role that will combine generalist support to the people population and HR project delivery. You will be the first point of contact for all HR related queries in your dedicated business areas and accountable for supporting all operational HR activities including restructures, succession planning, absence management, policy development, employee relations, performance management, onboarding and offboarding. You will ensure all HR project related processes and systems are followed and independently conduct investigations, disciplinaries and grievances.

Working alongside the Learning & Development team you will develop solutions to help the business area to deliver its strategy. You will be responsible for providing recruitment support to managers working closely with our in-house recruitment team based in Sweden.

A proactive and innovative approach is required in order to create and implement new HR initiatives and identify areas of improvement and possible solutions. You will be data driven and provide insights from the management of information and data. You will communicate with employees at all levels of the business.

Do you fit the profile?

We are less interested in which sectors you’ve worked in previously but will want to hear about examples of how you have made a difference in your previous and current roles. You will need to demonstrate resilience and the ability to adapt in a fast paced and ambiguous environment, with constantly evolving targets and business requirements.

Previous experience of working in a similar role, providing advice and support to Managers and employees on a wide range of complex HR related issues is key. A track record in improving HR practices, using technology to drive communications and operational efficiencies is essential. You will be highly organized with the ability to multitask and prioritise.

You will have the ability to build effective relationships with a variety of different people and be a collaborative team player. You will have excellent communication skills both verbal and written and will have an approachable manner. Working in HR requires you to be able to demonstrate that you can handle sensitive and confidential information. To be successful in the role you will be a self-starter, have excellent attention to detail, be able to work under your own direction and use your initiative. An up to date understanding of UK Employment Law will be important for this role.

Microsoft office skills are essential. Experience in using SAP or Success Factors is preferred but not critical. Ideally educated to degree level or studying towards (an HR related qualification is preferred) or you will have equivalent experience.

As we have employees located across both of our Maidenhead and Daventry offices, the ability to travel between both sites regularly would be a key requirement for the role. Due to public transport constraints at these locations, it is preferred that applicants hold a full UK driving license.

How To Learn More And Apply

We want your application via the link provided at the latest 6th May 2024. Please note that applications via email will not be accepted due to GDPR.

For questions about the position please contact Talent Manager – Leigh Craddock at

Target Start Date: May/June 2024

Benefits & Life at Volvo Car UK:

– £40000 – £45,000 per annum DOE on a full-time basis. Competitive salaries that are reviewed and benchmarked annually
– Discretionary, performance related bonus scheme that rewards you whilst you help us to achieve our goals
– Hybrid working in our agile, state of the art offices or from home when convenient for you and your family
– Everyday flexible working Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm depending on business needs
– 28 days holiday + bank holidays (4 fixed & 4 unfixed) + the opportunity to buy up to 5 additional days
– 15 days’ work from anywhere in the world policy
– 24 weeks enhanced and flexible parental leave for all employees regardless of gender up to a child’s 3rd birthday
– Matched pension contribution up to 5%
– Wellbeing benefits such as Health Cash Plan, Life Assurance, Private Medical Insurance with Vitality
– 2 paid volunteering / charity days per year
– Access to our preferential employee lease car scheme for you and your family
– Subsidised onsite restaurant plus free refreshments and snacks
– Onsite electrical charging for your Plug-In Hybrid Electric or Battery Electric vehicle.
– A set salary sacrifice spend limit, refreshed every tax year for you to choose from multiple services and products to suit your lifestyle whilst saving on tax and NI within our extensive flexible benefits platform
– Discounted shopping site with 100s of brands and online retailers

Volvo Cars – Driving change together

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. At Volvo Cars, your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential.

For the right person, an inspiring, and creative workplace awaits. Did you know that every Volvo Cars employee worldwide has the right to our Family Bond, our new all-gender, paid parental leave policy? You’ll also enjoy a culture and benefits package that’s made us one of the world’s most awarded and progressive employers.

By 2025, we aim to sell 1.2 million cars annually, 50% of which will be electric vehicles and sold directly to customers through digital channels. Join us on the journey of a lifetime as we create the driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.




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