Assistant HR Business Partner (12 month FTC)

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Kier Workplace Services provides specialist teams and technology solutions to help plan, manage and improve our clients’ workplaces. This provides our clients with access to solutions not readily available in their own organisations. It also enables our clients to focus on their core business, while Kier takes care of the rest.

Our key clients include the Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company, Legal and General, Kent County Council, Oldham and Middlesbrough Councils, BAE and the London Borough of Southwark. We also work with a number of schools and academies across a number of locations, the Welsh Government and hold a major contract with the NHS in Yorkshire and Humberside.

Assistant HR Business Partner (12 month - FTC)

Kier Workplace Services are looking to recruit an Assistant HR Business Partner to provide effective professional and technical support on day to day people issues including coaching line managers on the informal resolution of issues as well as advising on disciplinary issues, grievances, capability, absence issues and performance management.

The role also requires a good understanding of the business issues and how HR can add value on career management, talent management and people development.

Key Responsibilities
  • To partner with line managers and supervisors to resolve day to day issues and to implement good people management practices
  • To assist in supporting formal grievances and disciplinary situations – assessing risk, supporting line managers with investigations and liaising with relevant members of the divisional HR team and the central HR functions on complex matters
  • To mediate and negotiate to promote an early resolution to contentious ER matters
  • Provide specialist advice, consulting and partnering for organisational development and business restructuring programmes
  • Support HR Business Partners with key business projects, restructure, TUPE transfers and change management
  • To support the HR Business Partners to implement the divisional people plan

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • CIPD qualified to level 7 or working towards the qualification or qualified by experience.
  • Strong generalist advisory experience
  • Demonstrates excellent understanding of employment law its application on a pragmatic basis
  • Experience of working with Trade Unions and representatives is desirable
  • Strong time management, organisation, prioritisation skills and the ability to be able to manage multiple projects and casework
  • Previous experience in a multi-site organisation, advising on a range of terms and conditions, would be desirable
  • Experience of preparing project management templates, keeping track of project milestones and deliverables, managing internal stakeholders
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and able to manage changing priorities
  • Strong analytical skills with experience of managing and analysing data
  • Ability to apply a flexible approach in searching for solutions without resorting to a formal process as a first step

Please note the successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check

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