Virgin Media O2 • United Kingdom

Senior ER Partner - People Policy

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

Fixed-Term up to October 2024

We have an exciting new opportunity at Virgin Media O2 for a Senior Employee Relations (ER) Partner - People Policy to join us on a fixed-term basis up to October 2024!

The successful candidate will lead on our policy harmonisation programme, including developing market-leading policies from inception to launch and beyond. Additionally, you will be developing and managing policy project plans, identifying opportunities for innovation, and continuously seeking to improve our people policies, including the supporting documentation, processes, and the way in which they are embedded.

Working closely with key stakeholders including people services, employee representative groups and trade unions, our new team member will facilitate a seamless alignment with the supporting processes behind our people policies, e.g. systems, while ensuring ongoing compliance in line with legal changes. Furthermore, the role involves providing ER governance to business transformation programmes, not only ensuring compliance with policy & procedure, but also promoting a positive employee experience, placing this together with inclusion and accessibility at the heart of all our people policies and associated processes.

Who we are

The UK’s fastest broadband network. The nation’s best-loved mobile brand. And, one of the UK's biggest companies too.

Diverse, high performing teams - jam packed with serious talent. Together, we offer the UK more choice and better value, through our boundary-pushing, customer-championing values and ambitions.

Together, we are Virgin Media O2, and we can't wait to see what you can do.

Accessible, inclusive and equitable for all

Virgin Media O2 is an equal opportunities employer and we're working hard to remove bias and barriers for our people and candidates. So, we build equity and inclusion into everything we do, from the policies we craft to the relationships we shape. We support and encourage you to be your authentic self throughout your application journey with us.

The must haves

In order to be considered, you must have the following experience:

  • Experience developing people policies from inception to launch
  • Experience leading process development within employee relations
  • Demonstrable proficiency partnering with stakeholders at all levels
  • An in-depth understanding of employee relations and employment law
  • Experience working successfully with employee representatives/forums and trade unions

The other stuff we are looking for

We'd also love you to bring:

  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective relationship building and influencing skills
  • Comfortable challenging the status quo

What's in it for you

Our goal is to celebrate our people, their lives and everything in-between. We aim to create a culture that empowers everyone to bring the best versions of themselves to work each and every day. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a brighter world.

Working at Virgin Media O2, you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits, and loads of extras you can add if you’d like to. These are designed to support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.

Next steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you as a person and your experience to date. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a competency based interview.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media O2 family.


Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 14 weeks at full pay
Adoption leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Birthday off
Carer’s leave
Meditation space
Faith rooms
In office catering
Volunteer days
Employee discounts
Open to job sharing
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Financial coaching
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Virgin Media O2

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Flexible; Primary Locations Hammersmith & Reading

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023