Senior People Business Partner (12-month FTC)

Newcastle upon Tyne Temporary £55,000 - £65,000 per year
  • An excellent career opportunity for an experienced and ambitious HR professional
  • A fantastic contract opportunity working for a leading organisation

About Our Client

My client is a leading professional services organisation.

Job Description

The Senior People Business Partner will be responsible for providing business-focused generalist HR advice, guidance, and interventions across a geographical area, as well as a collection of operational departments. Duties will primarily focus on the professional areas of Performance & Reward, Employee Relations, Resource and Talent Planning and Organisational Design.

The Senior People Business Partner will contribute to and support the implementation of Employee Engagement and Organisational Development activities and will also liaise with the HR Services team to ensure that all contractual and payroll activities are delivered accurately and on time.

Performance & Reward

  • Build a high-performance culture by analysing performance management practices
  • Provide support to line management through the delivery of appropriate coaching and training, to ensure that performance management interventions are delivered effective and timely
  • Analyse periodic performance data against the company reward schemes
  • Support the annual pay review process by checking that proposed pay reviews are appropriately rewarding the best performing

Employee Relations

  • Proactively monitor the implementation of organisational policies and procedures
  • Provide HR support to line management on all ER issues, including employee sickness/ absence, attendance, performance, disciplinary, and grievance matters
  • Monitor employee satisfaction and employee engagement survey data for any emergent employee relations issues and ensures that any identified issues are addressed appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Support the timely resolution of informal complaints by advising all relevant parties on appropriate discussions and actions, and where appropriate acting as an impartial facilitator to support resolution
  • Manage the company's response to formal grievances, ensuring appropriate correspondence is sent out to relevant parties in a timely manner in line with company policies and procedures and legislative requirements
  • Carry out investigations into grievances and perform HR advisory responsibilities as required

Resource & Talent Planning

  • Advise on the design and implementation of recruitment, selection and retention policies, procedures and practices to ensure the business is able to identify, attract, select and retain the best talent
  • Influence senior management's planning decisions to ensure that adequate consideration is given to contractual changes, as well as current and future competency requirements
  • Ensure that all live vacancies have up-to-date job descriptions and person specifications, prior to the commencement of recruitment activity
  • Monitor and report on recruitment and selection data, e.g. time to fill, probation conversion rates, qualitative information from assessors and candidates etc
  • Monitor and analyse employee turnover, leave reasons, exit interviews, satisfaction and engagement survey data against strategic objectives, and present this information regularly at management meetings

Organisational Design

  • Advise management on desired organisational changes and the best, most cost effective methods of achieving these, ensuring minimal disruption and maximum redeployment of excellent talent
  • Support management through consultation activities, either through direct involvement in consultation meetings, or through the provision of advice and guidance as required
  • Advise on the TUPE in and TUPE out of employees and where TUPE applies lead on the design and delivery of communications, consultation activities with affected employees

The Successful Applicant

  • Chartered Member (MCIPD) or an Associate Member (Assoc MCIPD) currently working towards Chartered Membership Status
  • Excellent HR business partnering experience at senior level and ideally across a multi-site business
  • A full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • Willing to travel across the UK (focusing predominantly on the Northern territory)
  • Experience of advising management on employee relations issues
  • Experience of managing restructuring exercises, involving the full cycle of HR interventions
  • Experience of internal recruitment and selection processes
  • Experience of handling complex ER cases
  • Experience of leading HR projects involving consultative activity with key internal stakeholders
  • An excellent understanding of employment law
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment that is subject to regular change
  • Commercially-focused and capable of providing people focused interventions
  • Experience of TUPE is beneficial

What's on Offer

  • Salary £50,000 - £60,000 per annum (plus £5,000 car allowance)
  • 12-month fixed-term contract
  • Hybrid working
  • Excellent employee benefits
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
Laura Thompson
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Phone number
+44 191 490 4121

Job summary

Job function
Human Resources
HR Business Partner
Business Services
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract type
Consultant name
Laura Thompson
Consultant phone
+44 191 490 4121
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