Our not-for-profit client requires a strong, capable HR Business Partner to commit to a 12 month fixed term contract with one of the largest, most complex organisations in South Wales. Reporting to the Head of Organisational Effectiveness and ideally based at Tredegar Park off the M4 near Newport, the successful candidate will back fill a 12 moth assignment whilst maintaining, improving and adding value to this critically important BP role.
What they do
The HR team has a big challenge! 3,000 colleagues work tirelessly to provide the full range of services to its customers and focuses on supporting line managers to ensure that they are all skilled, capable and engaged to do their jobs. As the business embeds its Customer Led Success strategy, putting its customers at the heart of everything they do, the HR team is focused on ensuring they attract, develop and retain the people needed to deliver the business plan, both now and in the future.
What you’ll do
Your focus will be on providing expert and proactive HR advice and support to managers and colleagues to enable effective people management across the business.It’s about delivering the right outcome for the customer, at the right time and in the most effective way possible.
This is an exciting opportunity to use your strong customer focused approach to deliver innovative and timely HR solutions whilst role modelling Customer Led Success to the whole business.
Flexibility around travel to multiple locations is essential for this role allowing you the autonomy to manage your own diary whilst providing a competitive car allowance.
What you’ll be responsible for
Providing expert and proactive HR advice and guidance to Executives, the Leadership Team and colleagues at all levels in order to support company initiatives and success. This includes:
1.Ensuring that line managers are conversant with and consistently apply HR related company policies and procedures.
2.Work in accordance with company values, demonstrating professional behaviours, good team work while maintaining confidentiality at all times.
3.Have a flexible approach and be able to offer flexibility around working time in order to support business requirements.
4.Developing strong working relationships with senior managers in order to understand key performance issues and associated people requirements in order to meet both current and future organisational challenges and business needs.
5.In collaboration with HR colleagues develop and implement the HR strategy.
6.Development and application of innovative, timely and cost effective best practice HR solutions to enable the organisation to meet its objectives.
7.Partnering with key stakeholders to ensure that all HR projects and initiatives are appropriately communicated and effectively implemented on a local basis.
8.Supporting the HR function in the successful delivery of innovative, customer focused and cost-effective HR solutions.
9.Full HR case management of complex employee relation issues
10.Providing guidance to managers on pay and reward matters/issues.
11.Seek to continuously improve the service HR provided to the organisation.
12.To provide best practice HR advice and support in order to assist managers in all aspects of the line management of their teams.
13.Coach line managers to ensure that they are fully equipped to proactively manage all colleague related issues within their teams.
14.Coaching/advising managers in the implementation of robust recruitment and selection processes.
15.To lead the HR aspect of organisation change initiatives to ensure significant operational expenditure targets are met.In particular:
a.Work with line managers to ensure that proposed organisation changes are fit for purpose i.e. the objective of the change is clearly defined, identifies the impact on individuals and fair selection processes are agreed.
b.Work closely with the Trade Unions and the internal communications team to ensure positive employee relations are maintained throughout any period or organisational change.
c.To ensure that any new or significantly changed roles are evaluated in line with the Company Job Evaluation process and to coach line managers throughout the process.
16.Representing the HR team at internal and external forums.
About you - Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Fully CIPD qualified with extensive experience of working as a HR Business Partner
Excellent working knowledge of current employment legislation
Ability to interpret and provide advice on HR policies, terms and conditions
Effective time management and organisational skills
Excellent customer service skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders
Flexible and adaptable to changing needs and demands
Excellent problem solving skill
Strong IT skills, in particular Microsoft Office, Excel & Powerpoint
Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
Proven Project Management experience
Experience of working within a customer focused HR environment with a proven record of delivering results
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