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Associate HR Business Partner

South East
City Town:
Hampshire or Somerset
Human Resources
02 Dec 2021
Vacancy Type:
About The Role
With a reputation built on designing, improving, and maintaining the UK’s critical roads infrastructure, our vision is to be the first choice for improving and maintaining highways across the country.

Part of the MGroup Services Group, we currently have ten highways maintenance contracts, another six contracts for street lighting maintenance, and a variety of large, complex, civil engineering projects across southern and central England.  In addition, we have ambitious plans for growth so this is an exciting time for our new but established, high performing business.

People are at the heart of everything we do, whether they are our employees, our sub-contractors, our clients, or the communities we serve. We pride ourselves on behaving with integrity and in a sustainable manner in order to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our communities and their environments.

Our People Strategy ensures that we invest in our workforce, engaging and empowering individuals and teams to grow and develop with opportunities to train and learn.

Our Associate HR Business Partner Role

Part-time working

This is an exciting role where you will partner with the above leadership teams and be part of our highly regarded and high performing HR team. This role will cover the Somerset area, with regular travel across our depots and offices. 

As a valued member of the local leadership team(s), you will have a strong voice in delivering a wide variety of HR generalist activities including:

  • Managing employee relations effectively to promote and embed a high performance culture including some collaboration with trade unions
  • Championing engagement surveys and outputs to maximise engagement and empowerment across your areas
  • Working closely with our resourcing and learning and development teams to ensure the best talent is both recruited, retained and developed in our business
  • Leading local talent and succession planning activities
  • Delivering HR projects linked to the company-wide People Strategy such as diversity and inclusion; social value and leadership.

Your Skills & Knowledge

To succeed in this role you will need:
  • To be CIPD qualified or part-qualified and working towards full qualification
  • To have been working in HR for at least two years with strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • To have experience of dealing with a range of employee relations issues from disciplinaries and grievances to absence and performance management
  • To be proficient in using Office 365
  • To be able to juggle a busy workload whilst keeping your stakeholders engaged and delivering the required results
  • To have a genuine desire for making the Milestone employee experience a positive one at all levels within the business
  • To have the drive and enthusiasm to make a difference to our people and our business

 What’s in it for you?

  • 28 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holiday (pro rata)
  • Ability to buy up to 5 days additional annual leave
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Choice of company car or car allowance
  • Development and career opportunities across MGroup Services

About The Company

M Group Services is the UK’s largest provider of essential infrastructure services through long-term framework agreements to the electricity, water and gas sectors across the UK & Ireland.  Our workforce operates 24/7, in local communities to keep people connected, households and businesses warm, taps flowing and the lights on.

We aim to be the employer of choice in the Utility Services sector.  Our continued growth and success is creating opportunities for fulfilling and rewarding roles, making the best use of our people’s skills and expertise.  We want our people to have a positive impact on customers, communities and our clients every day.  We invest in training our people, developing leadership capabilities to create ambassadors not just employees.  Through strong leadership, teamwork and mutual support we want our business to thrive on a happy, healthy and, most importantly, safe workforce.

M Group Services values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  We are committed to equal opportunities.