Resourcing Business Partner

Founded in 1979, Homebase is one of the UK’s leading home improvement and garden retailers. The company operates over 190 stores across the UK and Ireland, employing in excess of 8,000 people throughout its store estate, distribution centres and support offices.

Its product range includes painting and decorating, plants, garden tools and accessories, kitchens and furniture.

People don’t just visit us for a tin of paint or a packet of screws. They’re looking for fresh ideas and inspiration for their home and gardens. To make their house a home. And that's what makes a career at Homebase so rewarding.

The role

The Resourcing BP is responsible for delivering the full scope of the recruitment service to all business areas within our 2 Store Support Centre’s in order to attract and secure top-quality talent providing a robust business partnering approach to line management on their recruitment needs in an effective and efficient way.

Responsible for sourcing, attraction, selection and assessment of talented individuals using direct sourcing methodologies to minimise costs and drive a better candidate experience.

What will I be doing?

Become fully acquainted with business functions to identify best fit individuals and talk knowledgably to candidates about vacancies in the context of the function that they reside in, compared to the wider market
Proactively deliver the recruitment service across plan, source, screen, select and secure ensuring that at least 85% of roles are recruited directly. Identify candidates via direct sourcing methodologies including CV mining, online networking, job boards, advertising, direct referrals from internal referral scheme and leads. Including linked in headhunting.
Drive down the use agencies on an ongoing basis from 15% to minimal over time, reducing the cost of the service year on year.
Accountable for creating and maintaining an active external talent pool and pipeline for standard roles within the function ensuring the function can effectively recruit talent from the external market.
Accountable for the calibre and quality of all external candidates presented to recruiting managers within the function, therefore directly affecting the quality of talent available to a function to deliver its business plans.
Ensure all appropriate policy and legal requirements are adhered to and you are up to date on new employment legislation, with specific reference to Right to work
Working with 3rd party suppliers and the Retail Resourcing BP in excelling the user experience on the Homebase website. Using this constantly as a customer to ensure that all candidates have a slick recruitment experience
Being curious and proactive on what’s new in the world of recruitment and attraction, making recommendations and suggestions for improvements so we stay up to date and relevant
Weekly recruitment reporting and meeting of all recruitment KPI’s
Solely accountable for the relationship with all temporary recruitment agencies and an understanding of all temp recruitment in our business at any one time.
Undertaking relevant projects or pieces of work as and when required

What I need to be successful:

The ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with all levels
Skilled at effectively challenging and influencing senior management
An up to date understanding of present and future employment legislation
Professional approach with a can-do attitude
Ability to manage own time and workload and juggle conflicting priorities
Demonstrate evidence of influencing and coaching skills
Has built great reputation as a team player
Commercially focused
Ability to work at pace and ensure that deadlines are met
Degree educated preferred
CIPD qualification preferred
Established experience in recruitment within head office function


When joining us you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:

24 days annual leave
Store discounts up to 20%
Company Pension & Life Assurance
Access to our employee assistance helpline

And many more additional benefits, discounts and offers.

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