As HR Partner for Pentland Group, you will provide HR support to our teams based in our corporate head office, and the Rubin family’s private office. You will work closely with the main board of directors and senior stakeholders on all HR matters, building strong relationships at all levels, while maintaining and developing internal HR procedures and managing the employee lifecycle with enthusiasm, professionalism, and pace.


This is a part-time role, working 30 hours. It is proposed that these hours are spread over four days with one day working from home and three days in the office, although this pattern could be open to discussion. 


About the role:

  • Manage the delivery of the employee lifecycle from recruitment, induction, talent development, reward, engagement, and recognition through to career progression and leavers process with an employee experience mindset.
  • Support the recruitment and onboarding process, including writing job descriptions, preparing interview questions, consulting with recruitment agencies, interviewing candidates, preparing offer letters and contracts, processing pre-employment checks, and ensuring IT set up is sorted for new starters.
  • Support any change management and organisational design initiatives.
  • Coach leaders through and manage employee relations issues.
  • Support the business with performance management and development (including succession planning, performance review cycle, identifying training needs and opportunities).
  • Lead all HR administration for Pentland Capital including drawing up employment contracts, day to day letters and ensure electronic employee files are maintained and accurate.

About you:


  • CIPD qualified with at least 5 years’ experience of working as an HR generalist in a commercial environment (experience within a founder-led business would be useful but not essential)
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with Senior stakeholders and employees at all levels.
  • Solid knowledge of current and emerging UK employment legislation, with the ability to apply this to a range of situations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, and experience with SuccessFactors is beneficial.


The offer:


  • Salary up to £48,000 for 30 hours (£60,000 FTE)
  • Hybrid / smart working from Manchester Square in Central London, with some occasional working in our Pentland Brands headquarters in Farringdon.
  • Brand and retail perks
  • Financial, travel and time out perks 
  • Wellbeing commitment


Who we are


Pentland is one of the UK’s largest private companies that owns and invests in, primarily, retail and wholesale businesses in the sports, outdoor, and sports fashion sectors. The Group is majority shareholder of JD Sports. The holding company and family’s private offices are based in a Georgian mansion house in the heart of the West End, representing a unique office facility (Grade II listed building of some 11,000 square feet).

In addition to the Chairman and board of Directors, the Manchester Square office houses a number of teams that support all company investments though private equity and fund management. These teams include Ventures, Finance, Treasury, Tax, Company Secretary, as well as EA’s, office support and front of house teams.

The group was founded in 1932 and remains an entrepreneurially led, wholly family-owned business.

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