HR Business Partner (Join the new Wrightbus HR Team )

Job Description

Wrightbus has been leading the way in the transportation industry with innovation and unwavering commitment since 1946.

For over 75 years, as a family-run business, Wrightbus have helped people reach their destinations all over the world.

They have built iconic vehicles that have defined transport and added character to our cities and towns including the StreetCar in Las Vegas and the New Routemaster in London.

They remain the only British manufacture that manufacturers both single and double deck battery and fuel cell electric buses and are incredibly proud to have designed, created, and built the first ever production Hydrogen double deck bus.

These buses produce zero-emissions and therefore they don't pollute our urban air which makes our cities and towns safer to live in.

Wrightbus, now under Jo Bamford's (JCB) leadership, Wrightbus is embarking on a new trajectory of innovation and environmental awareness.

Join Wrightbus

With a strong order book and ambitious growth plans, the company are creating more green economy UK jobs, and VANRATH is delighted to be exclusively partnering with the business, as they build out a brand-new best in class HR function, to help facilitate the growth of the rest of the business.

These roles will form the backbone of the company, focused on delivery of a highly professional, credible, and people focused service to the business and its employees, under the guidance of their Senior Executive HR team.

This is a hugely exciting opportunity to join the business and become part of the companies exciting growth strategy.

VANRATH is now accepting applications for the following roles.

  • HR Business Partner
  • Senior HR Advisor x 2

HR Business Partner

We are seeking applications for two HR Business Partners to work under the newly appointed Head of HR, responsible for providing customer focused advice and support to managers and employees in line with organisational policies, procedures, and legal requirements.

You will work closely with the Head of HR on the following,

  • Talent Management,
  • Corporate Talent & Diversity
  • Performance Management,
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Engagement.
  • Workforce Planning
  • Wellbeing
  • Full spec available upon request.

The Person

  • Third level qualification in Human Resources or a related discipline (or equivalent)


  • 3 years' experience working in a dedicated generalist HR role at HR Officer level or above.


  • 5 years' experience working in a dedicated generalist HR role of which 3 years' must be at HR Officer level or above.
  • CIPD membership

The Package
You will receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package, a condensed 4.5 day working week, the opportunity to join a large and rapidly expanding HR team, with development, support, and coaching from a Senior HR leader.

To discuss your next HR related career move, speak with Richard McFarland (Assoc. CIPD) at VANRATH or to apply, please use the link below.

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