Senior HR Business Partner

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Senior HR Business Partner

Work location: Malvern

Division: Group

Type: Full time

Who we are

Speller Metcalfe is on a mission… and it’s a simple one. We want to build a sustainable company at the forefront of construction – one that is built with a people-first approach in mind.

As a family business with nearly 30 years’ experience under our belts, our focus is not just getting you through the door, but developing your skills to support a long-term career with us. We’re proud of our high levels of staff retention and with staff at the very heart of our company, you’re never just a cog in the machine, but someone who can truly have an impact on how we do business.

Our background

Established in 1995 by Steve Speller and Andy Metcalfe, their vision was to develop a business at the cutting edge of construction, built upon an ethos of family values which are reflected in everything we do.

Now one of the UK’s leading regional contractors, we predominantly work across the Midlands and South West regions. With offices in Malvern and Wolverhampton, we deliver a range of public and private sector projects from £250k up to £30 million across a numbers of fields including education, healthcare, residential and leisure.


The job

Due to business growth we have a brand-new opportunity to join us as a Senior HR Business Partner. This role will play a pivotal role in shaping our company’s HR strategy and driving initiatives that support our business objectives. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, you will lead a team of HR professionals and collaborate closely with senior management to ensure the effective delivery of HR services within the business for our 230 employees. The role will be based out of our Malvern office but will be split between working onsite with managers, in the office and at home (3 days per week in the office or onsite).

How You’ll Contribute

In this busy role, you will:

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership in the development and implementation of HR initiatives that align with the company’s overall business strategy and objectives.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to senior management and department heads, offering expert guidance and support on a wide range of HR matters, including workforce planning, talent management, and organisational development.
  • Lead recruitment efforts for senior and specialised roles within the construction sector, working closely with hiring managers to identify talent needs, develop recruitment strategies, and ensure a diverse and inclusive hiring process.
  • employee relations activities, providing coaching and guidance to managers on employee performance, disciplinary matters, and conflict resolution. Implement initiatives to enhance employee engagement, morale, and retention.
  • Develop and implement performance management processes, including goal setting, performance evaluations, and feedback mechanisms, to drive employee performance and development within the construction industry.
  • Assess training needs, design and deliver learning programs, and foster a culture of continuous learning and development to enhance employee skills and competencies, particularly in areas relevant to construction.
  • Lead the design, implementation, and administration of competitive compensation and benefits programs, ensuring alignment with industry benchmarks and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure HR policies and procedures are up-to-date and compliant with relevant employment legislation and industry regulations within the construction sector.
  • Lead change management initiatives, providing guidance and support to senior leadership and employees to navigate organisational change effectively.
  • Utilise HR data and analytics to assess HR effectiveness, identify trends, and make data-driven recommendations for continuous improvement and informed decision-making.


Who are we looking for?

What You’ll Bring

To be successful in this role you will bring your enthusiasm and determination as well as:


  • Extensive experience in HR leadership roles, with a proven track record of success, ideally within the construction industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of HR best practices, employment legislation, and industry trends relevant to the UK construction sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in talent acquisition, employee relations, performance management, and organisational development.
  • Proficiency in HR analytics and data-driven decision-making.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management or related field; CIPD Level 7 qualification.


  • Interacts with the team and the business: Possesses excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Drives for results: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple priorities, and lead a team to deliver results.
  • Builds and manages strong relationships: Has strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.


What’s in it for you?

As well as a competitive salary, increasing holiday benefits and access to private healthcare, we offer a number of other benefits for our staff.


Sound interesting?

Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our values, we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. Our mission has always been to encourage, develop and combine the individual talents of our staff, and we welcome and encourage staff from all backgrounds and abilities.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

If you don’t meet all the criteria, but are still interested in joining us, email us your CV anyway! It’s always good to hear from people who can bring their enthusiasm and desire to learn to our team.