Group People & Training Specialist in Home Based - Preferably Beds, Herts, Northants or Cambs at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 9/19/2019

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Group People and Training Specialist


Home Based - Preferably Beds, Herts, Northants or Cambs

(with national travel and overnight stays for annual events and training programmes)


Group People Manager


Haines Watts is a Top 15 firm of chartered accountants who specialise in advising and supporting business owners. We support over 35,000 companies and business owners around the UK, which gives our clients access to a huge amount of business expertise and knowledge. Our fresh thinking and practical business approach underpin our values.

The Haines Watts Group Services team provides Haines Watts offices with skills, tools and consultancy services, enabling them to achieve more and improve their businesses.

The Group People team work closely with the board to develop the Group People Strategy for the business and work with regions to implement it.

People and Training form part of the Group Services team and its purpose is to deliver the Group People Strategy, provide best practice solutions to enable offices to attract, develop and retain the very best talent to support local / regional business objectives and the Group objective to be recognised as a national employer of choice.


The Group People and Training Specialist will support the Group People Manager in the delivery of the Group People Strategy, provide consultancy advice to leaders on employment law and Group Policy be responsible for organising and facilitating national conferences, learning and development programmes, Group reporting and people projects.


Is proactive, enthusiastic and energetic.

Has attention to detail

Can manage projects, activities and events

Ability to lead and manage a team of both internal and external professionals.

The ability to focus and drive to meet goals, deadlines and manage a demanding workload.

Is productive in every task undertaken.

Is creative in their thinking.

Constantly striving for improvement.

Ability to work independently and remotely from other team members when necessary.

Is calm, constructive and focused under pressure.

Communicates effectively and efficiently at all levels and builds strong relationships.

Strives to always go the extra mile and exceed expectations.

Maintains high professional conduct, gaining the trust and respect from the other people both inside and outside of the Group.

Shares knowledge and best practice.

Listens and takes on board views of others and adapts approach to suit the given situation.

Contributes to a positive culture.

Takes responsibility for achievements of developmental objectives.

Is a natural networker who picks up the phone rather than emailing people

Enjoys co-ordinating activities and a changing environment


The key duties of this role are as follows:

You'll provide People and employment law advice to leaders across the business

You'll support Group People Manager in delivering a range of People activities and solutions and other ad-hoc projects.

You'll organise and facilitate the annual conferences and workshops

You'll manage and maintain the learning management system to co-ordinate training bookings and provide engaging content and career development paths.

You'll keep e-learning up to date for on-boarding of new people.

You'll take a lead role internally on the organisation, launch and communication of the development programmes. This will include facilitation of webinars and giving psychometric assessment feedback.

You'll keep our intranet up to date with engaging guidance for our partners on how to get the best from their teams and how to manage performance.

You'll keep our intranet up to date with (and communicate directly to Partners where appropriate) information about reward and benefits.

You'll work with external providers and be a key point of contact for queries about People and Training and provide admin support to the Group People Manager.

You'll produce guidance for our partners on all People and Training topics and be a first point of call for queries.

You'll produce reports and analysis relating to People and Training as required by the business.

You'll network regularly with colleagues at Group Services.

You'll travel to our offices and other venues around the UK to make sure training and national events run smoothly.


Experience of coordinating and facilitating conferences and events and sourcing venues

Experience of working within a People role and advising on employment law and employee wellbeing

Experience of coordinating training and maintaining a learning management system

Experience of using Psychometric Assessments and giving feedback (preferably with Thomas International)

Experiencing of working in a multi-site environment and travelling to different locations for business events/programmes

Experience of writing policies and training modules

CIPD Qualified (level 3 or above) or equivalent.