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This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing People Operations team.  We are looking for an experienced, resilient, and proactive People Partner to join us who can work with our senior leaders to support the delivery of the business strategy. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience working strategically in a People Partner role within a fast-paced large business.  Delivering change initiatives and providing an impactful, high-quality customer focussed service to your business area

Key roles and responsibilities

Deliver an impactful People Partnering Service

  • Deliver a strategic People Partnering service to your area and to the business focused on impactful contribution and value-adding activity to underpin business strategy and goals. e.g., change management, improving absence, attrition, spotting talent, performance management, working with talent acquisition and development.
  • Design and develop strategic People Plans aligned to the business and corporate strategic priorities.
  • Work with the People Partnering network & People Services Centres of Excellence to ensure an integrated and joined-up approach of activity in support of your business area.
  • Provide expert consultancy to support/accelerate the achievement of business plans & objectives through defining and remedying people related challenges, risks, barriers and gaps
  • Continuously improve and develop own skills and capability, and support stakeholders to develop and implement performance management strategies.
  • Support your business area to help drive improvement in employee engagement that has a positive impact on morale, retention, productivity and the Great Places to Work results.

Develop and maintain productive stakeholder relationships.

  • Build and maintain productive relationships with leaders within your area and other stakeholders to become a trusted partner. 
  • Demonstrate credibility and competence to enhance stakeholder confidence of the People Partner network, providing a platform to consult, advise and influence in the development of commercially impactful change/improvement
  • Develop a good understanding of the stakeholder business area and support the delivery of business objectives, priorities and plans from a people perspective
  • Act as an ambassador for the People Services function and custodians of its culture, embedding Admiral’s culture with our leaders and colleagues ensuring that we uphold the four pillars of “Communication, Equality, Reward and Recognition and Fun.” Influencing the business to follow our lead in living and breathing Admiral’s culture and values.

Provide Insight

  • Provide diagnostic skills (including from use of data, metrics and other insight) to develop proposals that facilitate the achievement of local area plans and organisation goals
  • Use people data effectively to make informed business decisions and forecast longer term business needs and trends


Skills and Experience we are looking for

  • People Partner experience in a demanding fast paced large business area
  • Working knowledge of Employment Law and of current HR best practice, trends, and changes.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects, change initiatives and as change champion.
  • Proven ability to develop and effectively manage relationships with stakeholders.
  • Experience supporting management with employee engagement initiatives.
  • Understanding of people management, including coaching and developing others.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organisation.
  • Demonstrates Admiral’s values, treating colleagues equally and fairly with kindness and respect.
  • Proactive and emotionally resilient.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Emotionally intelligent, adapts communication style to the audience to achieve best outcome.
  • Remain tactful and diplomatic whilst asking effective questions to establish information and fact.
  • Confidently make decisions and objectively justify them.
  • Confident in working independently but skilled at collaboration do deliver results.
  • Chartered CIPD or equivalent (not essential)


Additional Information

  • We will review your CV within 5 working days of application and get back to you.
  • We work on a hybid model 1-2 days per week in our Cardiff office (or more if you prefer)
  • We will give you everything you need to work comfortably from home.

Please note - we may close this vacancy early if we receive lots of applications or business priorities change.


Our Commitment to You

At Admiral, we are committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. Admiral is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other legally protected status.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

Salary, Benefits, and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we’re consistently voted one of the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

All colleagues will receive 33 days holiday (including banks holidays) when they join us, and this will increase with length of service, up to a maximum of 38 days (including banks holidays). You also have the option to buy or sell up to five days of annual leave in addition to your allocation.

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