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Closing Date:
31st of March 2023
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Human Resources Business Partner – 9 Month fixed term contract

Hodge are a financial services business focused on the retail savings, commercial lending and specialist residential mortgage markets.  Working at Hodge is about making a difference. That starts with our purpose: we make life better for customers and society in the moments that matter.

For over 50 years, we’ve shared the same simple mission: to really make a positive difference for our customers and communities. This ethos is in our DNA, as we are 79% owned by a charity, the Hodge Foundation.

The thing that sets us up to succeed with that mission is our people. We are so proud to have exceptional colleagues at Hodge, and we look to develop and invest in our people through their careers. Hodge is at its best when we enable our people to be their best!

We have achieved significant growth over the last few years and have ambitious plans to expand further.

This role will work proactively with the business to develop, collaborate and support in the delivery of the people strategy and change management projects, in support of the business objectives. We are looking for a strong HR Generalist to support us initially on a fixed term basis for a role that will be a diverse mix of strategy development, advisory, stakeholder management and day to day processes.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Support the development and delivery of the people strategy by acting as an advocate for your business areas, coaching and supporting leaders in embedding the people objectives to enable the business to change at pace and align to commercial objectives.
  • Build and maintain strong and influential relationships with key stakeholders, including senior management, colleagues and colleague representative groups across the business, to deliver our strategic objectives.
  • Coach managers to grow as leaders, enabling them to resolve employee cases through performance management, grievances and disciplinary or conduct matters
  • Provide employee relations case management advice and guidance to managers across the whole range of employee relations policies for complex cases (recruitment, diversity, code of conduct, disciplinary, grievance, re-structuring, performance etc) referring to the employment solicitor as appropriate for employment advice and controlling costs in the process.
  • Ensure that HR policies and procedures are applied fairly and consistently by management, providing support and guidance where necessary.
  • Coach and support the HR Advisors and administrators to support business objectives.

What we need from you:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent and ideally CIPD qualified
  • Proven experience in a HR generalist role
  • Good understanding of employee relations, HR policies and employment law
  • Working knowledge of HRIS systems
  • Ability to work accurately with excellent attention to detail and with a methodical
  • Excellent planning, organisation and project management skills
  • Track record of delivering service improvements
  • Good written and presentation skills
  • Strategic thinking combined with strong operational delivery

In return we offer:

  • Based in Cardiff City Centre or remote operating in a highly flexible Hybrid workspace.
  • 28 days Holiday with the option to buy more.
  • Subsidised Gym Membership.
  • Private Medical & Health Insurance
  • Extensive learning and development programme
  • Generous, personalised benefits package
  • Company pension contribution up to 15%
  • 4 days on top of annual leave for community and charity work
  • Flexible working options


Please be aware that should we pursue your application, all our Financial Services employees will be expected to complete background checks to assess suitability for employment, these include; a criminal record, identity, sanctions, adverse finance, fraud prevention and reference checks to comply with our regulatory requirements.

Hodge is an advocate of being an equal opportunities employer, We believe in promoting equality and diversity which is central to our lives today. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and recognises the value a diverse workforce brings to an organisation.

ESG and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do and serves as a reminder of the responsibility we have to our stakeholders, customers, colleagues and the communities we operate in to use our position wisely. We’re currently exploring different certifications available and have done an initial review of how we think we’d fare, as we see this as a real opportunity for Hodge given our social purpose.