HR Business Partner, Projects

Job Introduction

Working as part of HR Operations in the Central Services HR BU Office. The successful candidate will lead the key activities in support of the delivery of identified projects as part of the People, Organisation and Ways Of Working deliverables. Additionally, will support the Annual Employee Engagement Survey.

Ensure the implementation of HR policies, principles and standardised processes in accordance with the WGW, central HR guidance and legal requirements.

Main Responsibility

  • Lead the key people-projects in support of the William Grant Way Transformation Programme, supporting the organisation on key pieces of work.
  • Working with the business to develop and establish the maintenance of processes, documentation and principles including project work on organisation structure, role profiles, objectives setting, and team-working centrally as single version of the truth in collaboration with HR in the respective business units.
  • The projects/processes will need to be developed in line with the WGW and underlying People Books and process maps. This will involve the creation and development of key communications, processes, templates, user/briefing guides and supporting training and upskilling sessions.
  • Projects include Corporate Objectives, Job Profile, Employee Engagement, HR Policies
  • Act as central HR liaison to GTS on projects, to ensure strong HR data structure and systems including GTS support where needed.
  • Lead and manage key projects effectively, defining clear milestones, stakeholder management and deliverables on each project ensuring milestones are captured and achieved.
  • Create and develop storage solutions that will allow appropriate levels of access to people information (eg Role Profiles, objective setting, Employee Engagement Survey results, Policy reviews etc)
  • These are key changes within the HR systems infrastructure and will require a significant change management programs to support the above activities.
  • This role will involve working with key senior stakeholders internally and externally.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Degree / CIPD qualified or equivalent experience
  • Proven senior leader who can set objectives, performance manage a team, motivate and develop individuals to achieve their full potential
  • Generalist HR background with working knowledge of employment law, performance management, talent development, succession planning and employee engagement
  • Highly effective communicator, with the ability to make a positive impact and strong working relationships at all levels of the organisation
  • Highly organised, pro-active approach, with excellent attention to detail and able to interpret large amounts of complex information from multiple sources
  • Significant experience of facilitating and implementing organisational change and culture development (including within an HR function)
  • Experience of HR operations at a senior level
  • Experience of HRIS systems and wider HR systems
  • Able to demonstrate considerable achievement in fast paced growing business

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at

William Grant & Sons


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