Job Vacancy

Human Resources Business Partner

Location: Grantham

Principal responsibilities and accountabilities

Business Area Policy Implementation

  • Own and ensure consistent delivery of all HR policies, systems and processes in nominated business area(s), including supporting recruitment, performance management processes, reward and employee relations issues.
  • Work closely with HR specialist functions (e.g L&D, HR Shared Services) to contribute to and implement the agreed HR processes and policies within business area(s).
  • Oversee any business change or restructuring initiatives and work with local business managers to minimise employee litigation and assist with complex conflict resolution and the management of change.
  • Lead annual compensation and benefits review for own area, drawing on support from HR shared services for support in delivery.
  • Facilitate talent reviews and implement talent strategies within the business area as appropriate.
  • Agree and implement learning and development plans across the business area, aligned to business needs.

Business Advice and Support

  • Develop strong understanding of business area and the people & HR related issues and requirements of that business.
  • Provide HR support to business area(s) according to the HR processes and strategy developed.
  • Manage all HR issues arising within business area(s).
  • Keep abreast of all HR and employment legislation, communicate this information in a timely manner to all employees and business managers as appropriate.
  • Provide advice and guidance to line managers regarding employee terms and conditions, employment law and Colas policies and procedures.
  • Ensure employees know how to effectively access HR information and services (eg through self-service, help-lines, policy documentation etc).

Employee Relations

  • Support business leaders in interactions with employee representative groups including trade unions, works councils, Employment Advisors, etc. If applicable, input into organisation-wide agreements to promote the interests of the organisation.
  • Take responsibility for implementing any changes to Terms and Conditions in your area(s) and manage the TUPE process on any contracts won and lost, as required.
  • Attend and advise at disciplinary hearings and appeals.
  • Advise and attend at grievance hearings and appeals.
  • Give advice and guidance to managers on sickness absence monitoring and ill-health procedures.

Recruitment Selection

  • Define job grades for new positions and liaise with managers to ensure consistent grade allocation across the business.
  • Ensure there is an appropriate workforce and recruitment plan developed to identify requirements and skill gaps etc.
  • Liaise with recruitment team to ensure managers are clear in the recruitment process and competent in deploying.

HR Process improvement

  • Help review HR policies and processes, identifying any problems in area of responsibility and escalating recommendations for change to the relevant specialist/HR department.
  • Contribute as required to regular HR reporting.

Key KPIs

  • Employee morale / Employee retention.
  • Business satisfaction with HR service.
  • Effective implementation of agreed HR policies and processes.

 - To carry out other appropriate duties as assigned by the line manager.

 - Ensure that all operations carried out within our area of responsibility are undertaken with full regard for the             safety of visitors, other members of staff and yourself.

- Assure all activities are undertaken with due regard for the environment, to prevent pollution, comply with legal and corporate requirements and minimise environmental impact.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications

  • Minimum A level education or equivalent.
  • Preferred CIPD Graduate.

Skills and experience

  • Minimum of five years HR experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of HR operations and generalist activities.
  • Knowledge of annual compensation and benefits review processes, recruitment activities (including interviews) and employee relations conflicts resolution.
  • Skill of working with and influencing business leaders.
  • Understanding of change management.
  • Excellent knowledge of up to date employment law.
  • Brilliant attention to detail.
  • Fantastic verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strategic thinker.
  • Great personal organisation.
  • High level of professionalism and integrity.

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