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Level 5 People Professional

This role can be found in organisations of any size, in any sector. In smaller organisations, this type of role is likely to have a broader remit. People Professionals play a key role in supporting the business to meet its strategic objectives by driving forward the People agenda. People Professionals are responsible for various activities from attracting, recruiting, developing, and retaining talent, managing payroll and benefits, supporting positive employee relations, and ensuring compliance with employment law.

An employee in this occupation could be responsible for supporting the business to deliver their objectives through development of a people plan. Making recommendations on what the business can or should do in specific situations. Supporting manager and leaders to implement their people strategies. Using data to provide insights into people trends and issues and creating solutions to deal with them. Maintaining knowledge of both internal and external environment and how this impacts role. Contributing to the review, design and update of any people policies and processes ensuring they are in line with legislative requirements. Keeping up to date with emerging thinking and people trends.



EKC Canterbury College


22 months + 3 months EPA