Performance and Talent Manager – Grant Thornton UK – Aberdeen

Grant Thornton UK


Every day our teams help people in businesses and communities to do what is right and achieve their goals.

Working across our People and Culture department, you will be at the heart of Grant Thornton’s activity for talent and performance. Our approach to performance touches every employee during the year, so your role will help our employees be at their best. You will also develop our people managers, so they are fully equipped to support others. Finally, careers matter in Grant Thornton and you will continually be seeking out new ways to accelerate a diverse pipeline of talent through the firm.

We’re happy to talk flexible working and consider reduced hours and job shares, we’ll support you to balance your work and life.

A look into the role

As a Performance and Talent Manager, you will be part of the UK firm and will:

Develop a strong network across the firm, which you will leverage to manage our agenda for talent and performance. You will primarily work with our People Advisors, Strategic Business Partners, Business School and People Leads

Manage our approach to performance at all stages of the cycle, so our people have great conversations about performance; including engaging employees, setting stretching goals, coaching, and giving and receiving feedback

Lead the process to identify and advance talent

Host programmes, based on 70:20:10 principles, that aid retention, accelerate careers and remove barriers so diverse talent finds opportunity in Grant Thornton

Provide meaningful analysis, insight and information to a range of stakeholders about performance and the health of our talent pipeline

Knowing you’re right for us

Joining us as a Performance and Talent Manager, the minimum criteria you will need is a working knowledge of talent and performance, gained from experience in Human Resources or a people-consultancy business. Having a CIPD qualification is beneficial but not required. It would be great if you had some of the following skills, but don’t worry if you don’t tick every box, we’ll help you develop along the way.

Working collaboratively across highly matrixed organisations

Build relationships at all levels

The ability to juggle competing priorities and a diverse portfolio of work

Think creatively about how to implement good practice for performance and talent, based on robust knowledge of the market

Develop others to be successful in their roles

Show integrity in all you do, doing the right even when it’s not easy

Knowing we’re right for you

Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

Our open and accessible culture means you’ll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That’s why we give you the freedom to bring your whole self to work and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.

Beyond the job

Life is more than work. The things you do, and the people you’re with outside of work matter, that’s why we’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you’ll be giving back to society. It’s that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

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