HR Business Partner - Interim

Job details

  • Reference: TT-JW-MLD4I45
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday
  • Location: Field Based Role (map)
  • Salary: up to £50,000 dependent on experience


We are currently looking for an HR Business Partner to cover maternity leave for 6-12 months. This is a field based role, ideally based in the North West or Staffordshire areas. The role covers stores in the North West, Midlands and South West. In this role you will work closely with the Regional Business Manager to develop, drive and implement the Group wide and Regional business and people plans.

Key Accountabilities

Customer / Strategy / Plan

• Through strong relationships and coaching with Senior Leaders and their direct reports, influence both their effectiveness as individual and collective leaders

• Identify people MI trends and insights and drive improvements across all key people metrics in their business areas by leading/facilitating the development & implementation of local people plans and solutions with Senior Leaders

• Working with the senior HR team, input into the design of the Topps-wide people strategy and plan and lead the consistent implementation of Topps-wide people initiatives / interventions in their business area (s)

• Lead / facilitate the development and implementation of organisation design/change in their business areas

• Ensure that improving people capability and engagement is a key focus of Senior Leaders in their business areas by leading the focus on talent management & succession; engagement; and overall performance

• Be the guardian of the ABM, Store & Assistant Manager succession plan and the overall management development plan for their business area (including behavioural and technical development) liaising with the L&D team as required

• Facilitate the identification of the management resourcing requirements for their business areas and support the selection and on-boarding of senior leaders ensuing the right level of capability is recruited

• Partner Senior Leaders on sensitive / high risk ER cases


• As a member of the HR senior team, role model the Topps Way and provide wider Leadership across HR and other internal and external stakeholders to enhance the reputation of the HR function and Topps Tiles plc a whole

• To support, coach and be the main internal confidant to the RBM / Leadership Group member (s)

• Be the HR lead on designated business and HR projects (as required)

Financial / Commercials

• As part of HR senior team provide input into the overall HR function budget, plans and business controls etc

Risk / Process

• Be the key HR subject matter expert and enable Senior Leaders in managing people risks in their business areas and be the conduit into the HR function to facilitate the management of Topps-wide people risks

• Provide feedback to the specialist HR teams on HR service levels and on Topps wide people activities / interventions identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and management of key risks

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:


• Proven track record in managing and sustaining effective relationships at a senior level

• HR professional with experience in similar environment, including partnering Senior Leaders/teams

• Broad generalist HR knowledge across all HR disciplines

• Good knowledge of legal requirements including Employment Law and Health & Safety

• Experience in managing people and effective team working in a Group / matrix structure

• Strong commercial awareness and business understanding and the strategic drivers of success

• Ability to lead and implement change and a good working knowledge of project management

• Proactive delivery focus, ability to get things done and resilient in face of challenges

• Strong communication, influencing and leadership skills to deliver results • CIPD qualified or equivalent qualification (or working towards either)


  • Proven experience of leading people elements of transformational change
  •  Experience of working in one or more specialist HR roles

Please Apply online ASAP to be considered.


A career with Topps Tiles

There's plenty about Topps Tiles that might surprise you. Like the fact that you don't need to be a DIY or tile expert to work in one of our stores or Head Office.


A competitive salary.

Bonus and uncapped commission schemes (dependent on your role) that run four times a year, helping you to share in our success.

A generous staff discount scheme allows you to make purchases from our stores at below market price.

Enhanced maternity/adoption and paternity pay, and childcare vouchers.

A ShareSave scheme that allows you to invest in us and share our success.

Pension & Life Assurance schemes with company contributions available to help you provide for your retirement.

A wide range of discounts with selected companies including discounts on insurance, holidays and retail vouchers.

Holiday entitlement that increases with length of service.