People Partner


40,000 - 45,000

Closes 28/06/2024

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People Partner – Story Scotland  

Do you want to be part of a successful, dynamic, forward-thinking business? 

Do you have a proactive approach and enjoy an engaging fast-paced role? 

As part of continued growth, we now have a new opportunity for a full-time or part-time People Partner within Story Scotland, part of Story Contracting Ltd. We are keen to invest in the right person, and are open to applicants for part-time and full-time hours.

Based from out Blantyre Office, and reporting to the Senior People Partner you will work closely with all members of the senior management team (SMT) and interact with our people across all areas of the business. The People Partner will give pragmatic HR advice, support the entire recruitment process, care about 'doing it right' and build strong working relationships whilst working at pace.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with the operational team and People team colleagues to provide people-related support to the division. 
  • Work closely with the Senior People Partner to develop and support people initiatives that enable successful delivery of company and divisional goals.
  • Proactively support managers with all areas of the colleague life cycle, providing support on case management and Employee Relations issues, e.g., performance management, absence management, discipline, and grievance.
  • Ensure that managers have the skills necessary to confidently deal with people issues. 
  • Ensure that the divisional team uses the organisation’s people processes and systems effectively. 
  • Ensure that we promote the business and that recruitment and assessment processes are carried out to ensure that we continue to attract talent. 
  • Manage employee reward in accordance with company policies and liaising with the payroll team. 
  • Support the People Coordinator with the Exit Interview process, trend analysis and strategic recommendations for improvement.
  • Promote employee wellbeing and work with our Occupational Health and HSQE team. 
  • Process employee data in accordance with GDPR. 
  • Proactively ensure that own knowledge of best HR practice and employment legislation is shared with colleagues. 
  • Lead on certain group HR processes and initiatives according to areas of expertise, including but not limited to initiatives regarding policy updates, early careers development and colleague well-being.
  • Provide assistance to the People Team with the HR Team Inbox, providing support and guidance to our People Coordinators where required.
  • Support new and emerging divisions with recruitment and retention strategy, including benchmarking and development of role profiles.
  • Work closely with our Communications and Engagement team, supporting our Company’s STEM and social value commitments.
  • Support on any TUPE requirements.
  • Support with IR35 queries and assessments.   

As the right candidate for this role, you will preferably be qualified to CIPD level 5. You will have a high level of understanding on all current employment legislation and have experience of working within a fast paced environment, with changing priorities in an organisation with multiple internal stakeholders.


At Story Contracting, we invest in our people. We provide award-winning training and development opportunities for all employees to help you get to where you want to be in your career. 

In addition to a competitive salary, pension and company car or car allowance, we show we care about our people by offering a health cash plan and wellbeing support to keep you fit and well - inside and outside of work.

Our agile working policy allows for a mixture of office and home working, and flexible working arrangements are available so that our people are engaged to give their best. 

We care about our communities too and offer our employees two paid volunteering days each year to spend as a team or individually.

Why Story Contracting? 

Story Contracting is a privately-owned, award-winning infrastructure company who is financially secure and agile with a wide range of public, private and third sector clients who enjoy working with our talented and committed team. Our track record for delivery on time and to budget, safely and reliably, has meant repeat business from our clients, which is reflected in our motto of ‘Do It Right!’

Our values are at the heart of everything we do - the way we work and the behaviours we display. We believe that this is what makes Story Contracting and our people exceptional.

GROUNDED - Everyone is equal at Story. We are down to earth and treat each other with respect.

HARDWORKING - We all pull our weight and work hard for each other.

PROUD - We are proud of our safety, our projects, our people, our clients and the success we create together.

FAMILY - We nurture, train, develop and keep our people safe, just like a family. We are inclusive and do the right thing for the business and its people. 

TRUSTED - What we say is what we do. Our clients, our people and our communities trust us to do it right.

WINNERS - We are hungry for success and want to be the best performing contractor for our clients, our people and our communities.

Every Story Matters

We are proud to be a place where everyone can be part of the Story!

As part of our pledge to eliminate discrimination and encourage diversity among our Story Team, our ‘Every Story’ policy ensures all employees are a part of a diverse environment and always feel included.

All applicants will receive careful consideration for employment regardless of who you are, where you come from or what you believe in. 

Think you’d be a good fit?

Successful applicants will be contacted shortly after the closing date.

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