Senior People Partner


Vaarst
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£70,000 per annum

Job Highlights
  • Vaarst focuses on making the world a cleaner, greener and safer place by deploying technology for good.
  • Ability to develop a deep understanding of key drivers of engagement and be able to take targeted action to enhance the employee experience.
  • We offer, flexible, hybrid working so you can work when is best for you, 25 days annual leave to start with increasing to 35 days after 6 years + bank holidays.
Job Requirements/Description

Salary: £70,000+ depending on skills and experience

About Vaarst:

Vaarst focuses on making the world a cleaner, greener and safer place by deploying technology for good. We’re using techniques in artificial intelligence, autonomy, computer vision and marine robotics to create a difference in the world with underwater technology for our clients in offshore wind and the subsea industry.

Founded in 2021 by our sister company Rovco, we’ve announced funding of more than £30 million, been voted one of the most innovative and sustainable companies working towards net zero and won awards for Best Use of AI and Best Technology Innovation.

Discover your place in a hybrid team of 160+ people that celebrates diversity knowing that every perspective is a valuable part of our success and that empowers you to achieve a fulfilling work-life balance.  

Senior People Partner

Reporting to our Chief People Office you will be a trusted partner, working closely with management and employees providing hands-on and strategic input, insight, and advice on all people-related matters. Working across the organisation you'll be able to identify gaps and problems quickly, come up with solutions and implement these across the organisation.

You will need to be strategic, operational, and tactical as well as influence effectively across all levels of the company, building and maintaining excellent working relationships and being able to expertly navigate ambiguity, recognising when it is appropriate to introduce more structure and process without introducing unnecessary bureaucracy.

Passionate about setting people up for success, and creating a fun inclusive environment, you will be a driver, ensuring everyone has clarity and accountability in their roles, creating and supporting a high-performance mentality.

We’ll welcome your ideas & input and support your development, In addition, this is an incredible opportunity to help further the transition to renewable energy.

Other companies might call this: Senior HRBP, Senior HR Generalist, Lead People Partner, People Director.

Objectives & Responsibilities:

Vaarst is an exciting and dynamic environment meaning these are likely to change as we grow, upon joining your objectives and responsibilities will include:

  • Becoming a trusted partner to managers and key business leaders. Recognized for their People knowledge and insights.
  • Responsible for and drive improvements to the end-to-end employee lifecycle and employee experience. This covers talent management, employee relations, coaching/development, compliance, compensation and benefits, culture, and organizational design and development.
  • Ability to develop a deep understanding of key drivers of engagement and be able to take targeted action to enhance the employee experience.
  • Experienced working across all levels; strategic, operational, and tactical as well as the ability to influence effectively across all levels of the company.

You should apply if you have. 

(we know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the confidence gap. You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role):

  • Significant experience as a Senior Business Partner in a fast-paced changing organisation with demonstratable impact in creating fun workplaces where people love to work
  • Experienced at introducing new tools and processes into the business at the right time to get maximum impact, creating a high-performance culture without unnecessary bureaucracy. Able to harness the power of technology to facilitate business growth.
  • Clear, concise, effective communicator. Persuasive, can debate and challenge within the team and with peers across the company.
  • Very strong ability to use quantitative data and metrics to drive decision making that will impact business success.
  • Identifies work that needs to be done, proposes solutions, and executes independently.
  • A culture champion with a genuine belief in company values and a passion for making the company a great place to work.
  • Progressive, inclusive and passionate about widening access into demographically unbalanced industries.

Grow together with Vaarst, you may have some knowledge of the following, if you don't these are areas you'll develop in. 

  • International experience as we expand into the America's, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa.
  • Implementing technology and AI tools into the people teams practice
  • Offshore and Subsea engineering including offshore wind and renewable industries

Benefits

At Vaarst, we’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive. Our hybrid-remote approach and state-of-the-art Bristol Office Hub provide a welcoming space designed to nurture your creativity, productivity and well-being.

In addition, you’ll get an extensive range of benefits so you can focus on doing your very best work:

  • Flexible, hybrid working so you can work when is best for you
  • 25 days annual leave to start with increasing to 35 days after 6 years + bank holidays
  • Private medical insurance, including Dental, optical which can be extended to your family
  • Career and learning development through paid courses, conferences and events
  • Curiosity fund – up to £500 to spend on learning which is not role related
  • Up to 10% company bonus
  • Pension up to 6% company contribution
  • Life assurance 4X base salary
  • Volunteering day, to give back to your local community
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recognition & rewards for doing great work and living our values and behaviours
  • Flexible working options including, reduced hours, job share, phased return to work, term time working, compressed hours
  • We’re a sociable, tight-knit team with monthly socials
  • Hybrid working, Most teams work in our offices 2+ days a week to collaborate and be hands on with our technology. When you do visit our Bristol office is 10 minute walk from the train station, with a balcony, fresh fruit, snacks and drinks in the office
Vaarst
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£70,000 per annum

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