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Interim People Business Partner - 6 month FTC

Interim People Business Partner - 6 month FTC

Posted 1 July by Aviva

Interim People Business Partner - 6-month FTC
Bristol, London, Norwich, York or Perth

Here at Aviva we are keen to engage with a commercially minded HR Business Partner to undertake a six-month contract (to cover an internal secondment). The post-holder will be aligned to our COO function, partnering with senior stakeholders across our IT division. Therefore, being able to demonstrate prior exposure to partnering with an IT business area for a large corporate, like Aviva, is highly desirable for this contract.

Alongside showcasing exceptional senior stakeholder management skills, the post-holder will also need to demonstrate excellent operational HR experience across areas such as: organisational development & design / talent management & succession planning / and transformation & change management.

Aviva introduced "smart-working" in 2020 and encourage flexible working; however, the successful post-holder will be required to travel (as required) to all our offices and also needs to be based a commutable distance to one of our offices: Bristol, London, Norwich, York or Perth.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with leaders to help them make the right decisions for their area, helping to shape and recommend a fit for purpose people strategy/plan aligned to Aviva’s IT division (both as a back office function as well as embedded as part of our General Insurance and Life divisions)

  • Provide strategic counsel to senior leaders with a focus on driving the IT division’s leadership, succession, employee engagement, culture and talent plans

  • Lead organisational design initiatives, from concept through to operating model design and implementation, ensuring alignment to organisational design principles

  • Ensure the business area has the capability required to deliver both current and future business priorities, including attracting and retaining a talented, diverse future workforce

  • Accountability for delivering major change programmes or project work-streams within the IT division across Aviva

  • Regular attendance at divisional SLT meetings, acting as a trusted advisor and influencing up to Director level

Skills & Experience required

  • Extensive experience working at HR Business Partner level

  • Prior experience working for a large corporate business, ideally within Financial Services, Technology or Telecommunications sector(s)

  • Experience of partnering with leaders within an IT focused division is highly desirable

  • Highly commercial outlook, matched with a straight-forward communication style

  • Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills

  • Team player with a collaborative working style

  • CIPD qualification and/or relevant degree

  • Availability to start a new role by August and commit to a 6-month contract

What will you get for this role?

  • Annual salary of £50,000 to £70,000, depending on skills, location, experience and qualifications (pro-rata)

  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme

  • Annual performance related bonus (pro-rata)

  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days (pro-rata)

  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through "My Aviva Extras" plus discounts for Friends and Family. (Some exclusions apply)

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too, we’re all about our people - that’s you - so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us a separate email stating that you have a disclosed disability and we’ll make sure we interview you.

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By 'minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

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