Bright Horizons, voted Great Place to Work for the last 12 consecutive years, are looking for an experienced HR Consultant, to join our established Human Resources department on a 9 to 12 month contract, covering a period of maternity leave.
Within this role, you will support the delivery of the "People" element of our Company Mission - the Mission in Motion - through improving people management capability in our Managers. By developing practice, as well as a positive working environment, to support a strong people centric culture and promote the core values of Bright Horizons.
This role can be full or part time - 3 to 5 days, Monday to Friday, and field based - covering London and the South East.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide sound advice and insights around a broad range of employee relations issues
- Deliver HR related training and coaching initiatives, which help build a high performance culture
- Improve employee retention by ensuring Managers are accessing all available tools, practices and processes to increase their employee engagement
- Coach managers in developing a breadth of interventions to deliver positive employee relations environment, including; coaching for higher levels of performance, performance improvement plans, managing change
- Support on HR activity around divestment and opening of new nurseries, including acquisitions
Recommended Experience/ Knowledge / Skills
- Qualification in HR - CIPD (evidence of CPD)
- Knowledge of employment legislation, EU directives and regulatory requirements
- Ability to work autonomously
- Collaborative and decisive, as required
- Strong commercial acumen
- Impactful coaching skills, and powerful influencing skills
- Have insight to industry (social, technical and economical)
- Full driving licence
Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are 'spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.
- Employment Legislation
- Positive Employee Relations
- Employee Engagement
- Performance Culture
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