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People Partner – Commercial – PPCOM01

Job Posted: 19 October 2023
Job Updated: 14 November 2023

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Job Title:                   People Partner (Commercial)

Function:                   People and Engagement

Location:                   Equinox House (Nottingham City Centre)

Type:                          Permanent

Job Ref                      560
Salary:                        £59,925 with the potential to rise up to £70,500 by year 3



NHS Supply Chain are recruiting for a People Partner (Senior).


Purpose of the role


The People Partner will work with senior leaders in the Commercial Directorate to develop strategic people plans that enables the delivery of business goals.  The Commercial Directorate is the largest operational area within NHSSC and as such the role is required to lead on a range of people strategies both within the Commercial Directorate, but also across the wider organisation and the People Partnering Team.  Additionally, as a successor to the Head of People Partnering role, they will be instrumental in driving the target operating model change plan within the Directorate.


The People Partner (Commercial) is primarily responsible for:


Supporting the design and implementation of great people partnering practices across the organisation

Deputising in the absence of the Head of People Partner

Partnering with the Executive Director and their Senior Leadership Team, within their Directorate to develop and implement a strategic people plan to support the delivery of overall business goals

Becoming a trusted advisor and critical friend to the Executive team; to coach and challenge their thinking to deliver excellence people solutions, in collaboration with the wider People and Engagement Directorate Teams.

Providing specialist, best practice People advice to leaders to enable delivery of people strategies, projects and change initiative

Enabling Directorate alignment to corporate organisation principles

Being future focussed and able to shape the People Strategy for their assigned directorate


What skills, qualifications and qualities do I need to be successful?


Level 7 CIPD qualified, or equivalent level of experience

Significant experience of and proven track record of people partnering, at a Board and Executive level within a large organisation.

Previous experience of introducing business/people partnering with a strong focus on enabling strategic delivery and proven experience of transforming people delivery.

Significant experience of working with business leaders to deliver large transformational change programmes

Workforce planning capability – to design effective people strategies to maximise the effectiveness of people budgets considering the breadth of available talent development and acquisition options.

Credible, professional, and articulate; able to bring their own experience and style of thinking to coach and influence decision making

Commercial thinker, able to solve problems and implement people focussed solutions with ease

Excellent communication skills to convey information clearly, deliver complex messages to varying audiences, whilst listening to be responsive to needs and whilst acting in a professional manner both when speaking or writing.

This role is a successor role to the Head of People Partnering position, so significant experience of operating at a senior People Partner level is required, together with significant experience of designing people strategies to deliver medium to long term organisational goals is required.


How you’ll work


Hybrid working; a blend of home and office working 2/3 days in the office and 2/3 days at home.


In return for your passion, enthusiasm, and hard work you will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package, consisting of:


Performance led annual bonus scheme

27 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days

Generous contributory pension scheme (up to 6% employee / 12% employer contributions of your base salary)

Access to Flexible Benefits Scheme – you will be able to choose from a variety of benefits such Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Health Cash Plan, Dental Insurance and additional pension contributions that suit you

2 days paid Volunteering Leave

1 day paid Wellbeing Leave

Long Service Awards

Access to the Blue Light Card and NHS Discounts

Flexible working options

National Annual season ticket purchase scheme

Eye Care vouchers

Access to a free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme


NHS Supply Chain, who are we?


We are a part of the NHS family, and our role is to source, deliver and supply healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales. We make sure the products we supply are always safe, quality assured and delivered efficiently.


We’re always listening to the people who use our products, so that we’re aware of the changing needs across the NHS. In all, we serve every NHS Trust and operate a national network of distribution centres. We also manage relationships with more than a thousand suppliers, delivering more than 8,000,000 orders each year to more than 17,000 locations.


And by doing all of this on behalf of the NHS, this gives NHS staff more time to focus on their main priority of proving excellent patient care.


Our, Purpose, Vision and Strategy are clear. We provide direction, leadership, and commercial focus to improve health outcomes.


Vision: To make it easier for the NHS to put patients first


Purpose: Our role is to support the NHS to save lives and improve health



Be Authentic

Be Inclusive

Be Driven

Be Enterprising

Be The Difference


Other Information

SCCL is a not an NHS organisation, you will join on SCCL terms and conditions.

For more information on SCCL and the NHS Supply chain please visit:

For an informal discussion about the role in confidence please email us at


NHS Supply Chain is an equal opportunities employer

SCCL is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, to act as the management function of the NHS Supply Chain.

SCCL values and respects the diversity of its employees and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.

SCCL reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to provide proof of ID and the right to work in the UK.

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