People Business Partner (Employee Relations)

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Lord's (possible flexible)
Salary £45-55K
Team People Team
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 4th Mar 2022 GMT

Perks and benefits

Life Insurance
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Additional parental leave
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Salary sacrifice
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.40 (6826)

Job Description


To partner with the business to ensure smooth, fair and consistent running of people processes and practices, particularly in relation to EDI that align with our people an Inspiring Generations strategy. 

Coach, mentor, upskill and support leaders on best practice approaches to leadership, people management, development and coaching. 


The England and Wales Cricket Board is the national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales, supporting the game at every level – from grassroots to professional. 

We believe cricket is a force for good that can have an enduring impact on everyone’s lives and we have an ambitious strategy to inspire a generation to say ‘cricket is a game for me’. It provides great entertainment. It teaches important skills, both physical and social.  It can help inclusion and social cohesion, bringing communities together.  

The ECB welcomes applications from all backgrounds to ensure we deliver our Inspiring Generations strategy and fulfil our purpose to connect communities and improve lives through cricket. 



  • Stronger As One Team – We are stronger together. We allow for individual strengths and beliefs but head in the same direction. We respect, support and really listen to each other along the way. 

  • Push New Boundaries – We are bold, brave and curious. We challenge and don’t settle. We forge the future whilst remembering our roots. 

  • Be The Best In The Game – On & Off The Pitch – We train hard. We strive to be our best to help the team be the best. We celebrate our victories and learn from our let downs.  

  • Passion For Play – We are here to inspire & be inspired. We are serious about what we do, but don’t take ourselves seriously. We enjoy the journey and have fun. 



  • You are passionate about developing an inclusive culture, understanding and meeting the needs of our people, increasing skillsets, and helping people feel connected with our values and strategic goals.  

  • You are deeply curious, with a passion for communicating with others in an engaging and proactive way.  

  • You have an excellent knowledge of employment best practice, and can demonstrate how this can be applied pragmatically and commercially to align with values and goals. 

  • You thrive under busy, variable and exciting environments where no two days are alike. 

  • You enjoy true business partnering; coaching leaders and managers in all aspects of people management, leadership and development. 



  • Providing a professional, approachable HR business partnering service to all areas of the ECB and network across a number of different locations 

  • Leading on all Employee Relations employment cases across ECB / Network  

  • Coaching and mentoring to ensure inclusive people policies, processes and practices are established, aligned with EDI Action Plan and sustainable

  • Advising managers and senior team on process, paperwork, letters and script drafting  

  • Reviewing of D&G policies and process mapping (including communications, timelines, suspension and principles etc)  

  • Reviewing tools, policy, processes and documents used across the ECB and cricket network  

  • Development of tracking system  

  • Developing and training a panel of investigators at ECB and cricket network  

  • Reviewing and recommending improvements for support available to those in processes 

  • Supporting and guiding other PBPs in other ER case management (capability, maternity etc) 

  • Supporting senior People Team as required in change management and consultations as required 



  • A CIPD qualification and extensive HR experience gained in complex organisations with multiple stakeholders.  

  • Experience of working in an ER specialist role

  • Proven experience of delivering strategic priorities within defined timelines. 

  • The ability to challenge and influence others, including more senior colleagues and stakeholders, to ensure organisational priorities are achieved.  

  • The ability to apply judgement, creativity, and flexibility to generate new and innovative ideas. 

  • Expert knowledge of current trends in HR, and evidence of continuing professional development. 

  • Experience of managing end to end operational case load  

  • Ability to build credible, effective working relationships across all levels 

  • Strong planning and project management skills 


  • Competitive salary 

  • Holiday - 25 days a year 

  • Volunteering – 2 days a year 

  • Pension - Non-contributory 8% pension 

  • Private medical insurance 

  • Employee health cash-back plan 

  • Long-term sickness insurance 

  • Life assurance - four times your annual basic salary 

  • Enhanced maternity 

  • Unmind – free and confidential access to a wellbeing app to help you manage your mental, physical, and financial wellbeing 

  • OpenBlend - an innovative coaching and performance management tool 

  • People Academy - a range of programmes and initiatives to help you develop and reach your potential 

  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential access to expert services including counselling, wellbeing, and independent legal and financial advice 

  • Free online fitness classes 

  • 30% New Balance discount 

  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme 

  • Season ticket loan 

  • Preferential access to tickets to England and The Hundred games 



Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Fri 4th Mar 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Fri 4th Mar 2022