HR People Business Partner

  • Job Reference: 10990
  • Date Posted: 24 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Apex Hotels Ltd
  • Location: London - Head Office
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive Salary
  • Sector: HR, Learning and Development
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

As a People Business Partner, you'll collaborate closely with our Operational teams and Head Office business leaders. Your role will be to provide proactive and pragmatic advice on various people management activities, aligning with our strategic aims and objectives. By championing our culture of Be Yourself Here, you'll enhance our people experience and contribute to Apex's success. 

Reporting to The Head of People Operations and Projects. This role forms part of our wider People & Culture team and is based in our London Hotels, with hybrid working and regular UK travel to support onsite People and Culture activities. 

Role Overview: 

The main responsibilities of the HR People Business Partner are: 

  • Strategic Partnership: Build strong relationships with senior leadership teams, understanding business challenges and providing commercially focused advice. Offer short, medium, and long-term solutions to meet business needs. 
  • Coaching and Development:?Actively train and coach managers on HR knowledge, boosting confidence in applying people-focused policies and processes. 
  • Employee Relations:?Provide timely and effective management of ER related activities.   
  • Acquisition Support:?Develop acquisition plans aligned with organizational objectives, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and industry standards. 
  • Policy and Process Maintenance:?Keep HR policies, guidelines, and SOPs up to date, reinforcing a positive people experience. 
  • Data-Driven Solutions:?Analyse insights and translate data into evidence-based people solutions. 
  • Project Management:?Undertake projects related to change processes, people policies, communication initiatives, well-being, diversity and inclusion, and engagement. 
  • Collaboration:?Work closely with the Senior People Business Partner and the Shared Services team. 
  • Organizational Culture:?Champion Apex's strategy and Be Yourself Here through company-wide activities and recognition awareness days. 

About you 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has solid understanding of stakeholder management, employee relations, engagement, well-being, D&I, employment legislation, and people policies.  


  • CIPD qualified (or equivalent) 


  • Previous HR function experience, applying HR practices pragmatically and efficiently. 
  • Expertise in employee relations and people-based issues, understanding the strategic role of HR. 
  • Proven track record in managing employment relations effectively. 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment with a varied workload. 
  • Strong numeracy and problem-solving abilities 
  • Data analysis skills to drive actionable insights 

Why join Apex Hotels? 

We encourage you to bring your true self to work. We'll provide great training and development opportunities, allowing you to flourish in a fulfilling career. Our family can never be too big, there's a place here for you. We have one ask - that you bring your personality, ideas, and spark. We're an innovative, thriving business and we want you to be part of our exciting journey.  

You'll work with great people, enjoy your time at work, develop new friendships, networks, and skills, and of course you will also receive a competitive rate of pay and a generous range of employee benefits which includes:  

  • 30 days holiday? 
  • Training and development from day one 
  • Employee events and celebrations 
  • Inhouse company interactive employee communication APP 
  • Entry to our state-of-the-art gym and pools. 
  • Access to an external Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Financial Wellbeing App Wagestream, allowing you the flexibility to get paid earlier than your normal monthly pay date. 
  • £200 referral bonus when your friends or family join the team. 

Following your first successful 3 months, you'll also receive ? 

  • Access to our discounts and wellbeing platform Treat Yourself Here , unlocking savings and experiences for you and your family. 
  • Involvement in our employee of the quarter and annual recognition schemes 
  • Long service recognition 
  • Probation pass and annual anniversary complimentary guest experience overnight stay and dinner for two 
  • 50% discount in our restaurants 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Discounted room rates for employees, friends, and family 
  • Spa treatments and product discounts 
  • Critical Illness & Life Assurance cover