People Business Partner (HR Business Partner)

England and Wales Cricket Board

Location Lord's (possible flexible)
Salary £45-55K
Team People Team
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 25th Feb 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 have a demonstrable track record in a HR generalist role

  • 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. 



This is not an exhaustive list or full job description which may change depending on the role e.g. a Network facing HR Business Partner vs a Business Partner supporting The Hundred. We anticipate all roles will involve:

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

  • Business Partnering with managers and leaders on the implementation and activation of the EDI Action Plan with particular focus on recruitment, training, people management, empowerment, leadership and objective setting

  • Developing relationships with managers and leaders to align people strategy with overall business objectives, acting as a business partner and taking co-ownership for people strategies in those areas 

  • Overseeing the full employee life cycle coaching managers to guide them through people planning, resourcing, development and structures to support their plans and day to day operations. 

  • Liaison between managers and leaders and the People Team regarding people processes and payroll. 

  • Providing support to managers with recruitment ensuring ECB’s Recruitment & Promotion pledge principles are adopted and embedded in our inclusive hiring processes and decision making . 

  • Promoting the company values across all areas of your work acting as a cultural ambassador for making the values work for all employees throughout the business 

  • Managing change processes in line with the senior management teams, anticipating and identifying risks and mitigating for potential employee relations issues.  

  • Providing advice on complex problems, utilising your knowledge and understanding of employment law and policy whilst being cognisant of how policies should be applied. 

  • Managing the headcount and signoff process including collating all signoff requests and submissions for the headcount approval process  

  • Working to deliver projects aligned with specific People Team objectives 


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

  • 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 25th Feb 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 25th Feb 2022