People Advisor *FTC with a view to perm* - Hybird

£30000.00 - £30000.00 Per Annum
Nursery Support
Nursery Support Centre



A Bit About Us

At Partou, childcare is more than just a job; it's a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction. As part of the largest childcare group in the Netherlands, we have access to world-leading research, resources, and expertise to help you develop your skills and create a positive impact on the development of the next generation. With the acquisition of Just Childcare in June 2021 and All About Children in September 2022, Partou UK has become one of the largest childcare providers in the UK. This growth phase brings exciting opportunities, supported by significant investments in quality care and early years learning.

With over 1,000 nursery branches worldwide, catering to more than 75,000 children, and a team of 11,000+ dedicated professionals, Partou is a global leader in childcare. Our ambitious expansion plans focus on continuous improvement and growth.

For more information, visit our website.


The People Advisor role is crucial to ensuring that our settings and our NSC offer the best experience for children, families, and employees. We strive to be an employer of choice, and this role ensures the organisation runs smoothly and safely, with high-performing, engaged teams.

As a People Advisor, you will support and advise on all aspects of people operations. You will collaborate closely with the Employee Experience team, responsible for Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition, and the Shared Helpdesk.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Employee Relations: Handle employee relations matters, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, and grievances. Act as a bridge between employees and management.
  • Talent Development: Work with People Partners to identify skill gaps and provide growth opportunities.
  • HR Policies and Compliance: Implement and enforce policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with employment laws and regulations.
  • Employee Engagement: Enhance employee engagement and satisfaction by collaborating with the Employee Experience team on initiatives and gathering feedback.
  • Performance Management: Support performance management processes, providing guidance on performance reviews, goal-setting, and addressing performance issues.
  • Workplace Culture: Help shape and maintain the company's culture, aligning it with organisational values and promoting a positive work environment.
  • Data and Analytics: Provide and coordinate data and analytics to support people operations, identify trends, and provide insights for strategic planning.
  • Change Management: Assist People Partners in managing transitions during organisational changes, communicating changes to employees, and addressing concerns.
  • Employee Well-being: Support initiatives for employee well-being, such as wellness programmes and mental health support.

How You’ll Succeed:

Success in this role means higher scores on employee satisfaction and engagement surveys, a reduced turnover rate, increased participation in training programmes, improved employee performance and productivity, and effective resolution of employee relations issues. These outcomes demonstrate the People Advisor's effectiveness in supporting employee well-being, talent development, and overall organisational success.

What It Takes

  • Proven experience as a People Advisor, focusing on operations teams.
  • CIPD Qualified or equivalent experience.
  • Sound knowledge of best practices, employment laws, and regulations.
  • Education to GCSE level (or equivalent) or above, including English and Maths.
  • Experience in delivering and advising management in a professional people business context.
  • Willingness to undergo further training to stay current with evolving legislation.
  • Travel flexibility with occasional overnight stays as required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, and other digital portals.
  • Structured, organised, flexible, and adaptable in approach.
  • Confident, approachable, and assertive as needed, with good self-awareness.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation, analytical, conceptual thinking, problem-solving, planning, and execution skills.
  • A hands-on 'can do' and 'will do' attitude.
  • Ability to build strong partnerships and collaborate effectively with leaders and colleagues.
  • Efficient time management and ability to handle conflicting priorities.
  • Passionate about treating people fairly and respectfully, aligned with organisational culture and values.
  • Proactive and thrives in a fast-paced setting.

Join Us

Be part of a journey where your work makes a real impact. Apply now to help ensure the highest standards of people operations at Partou UK.


This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check  

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community


Partou is proud be a part of the National Partnership in Early Learning and Childcare (NPELC) - a group of 10 of the largest childcare providers across England. Together, we operate over 1,300 childcare settings, employ more than 38,000 people, and take care of over 160,000 children.



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