HR Business Partner
Milton Keynes & London
12 Month Fixed Term Contract (MAT Cover)
Babcock International Group is currently looking to appoint an experienced HR Business Partner to work predominantly within the Milton Keynes and London areas.
The purpose of the role is to work alongside line managers to implement and embed the strategic HR agenda, providing HR expertise to the business, and addressing all associated people matters in accordance with best practice methodology, internal compliance and legal requirements.
The ideal candidate for this role will have significant generalist HR experience with previous track record of delivering significant contribution to business strategy.
Provide input into the line of business people strategy, implement and embed across business area of responsibility, along with business unit and divisional strategic HR initiatives for consistency of approach.
Act as champion in communicating and embedding HR strategy, initiatives, policies and procedures across business area of responsibility, business unit or division, interfacing with divisional Technical Hubs as appropriate.
Provide input to the design of HR policy, programmes, projects, methodologies and solutions in support of business’ projects for greater co-ordination and consistency of approach (may be line of business, business unit or divisional specific and country wide or global).
Support the execution of HR policy, change programmes, strategic HR initiatives and projects across business area of responsibility (e.g. restructures, people transitions, performance management, employee opinion surveys, talent programmes, management development, succession planning etc.) (may be line of business, business unit or divisional specific and country wide or global).
Provide expertise in good people management practice using external knowledge and business insights to identify and drive change by analysing employee trends, behaviour and employee engagement.
Act as consultant and coach to line managers in relation to HR programmes, SSD leadership framework and ‘being babcock’ principles to ensure consistency of approach to cultural aspects and development of management and HR specialist capability.
Act as champion and review and promote best practice in people-related matters in support of business strategy.
Accountable for influencing positive employee relations within business area of responsibility to maintain and improve business output requirements and ensure increased employee engagement.
Act as champion in developing and maintaining positive relationships with line managers, business unit/divisional specialists, trade unions and administrative shared services etc.
Accountable for supporting line managers in disciplinary, grievance and welfare casework across business area of responsibility.
Produce management information as required in support of the business decision making processes.
Protecting assets from unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference
Comply with the Data Protection Act 1998
Line managers and operational key stakeholders.
HR Shared Service Centre.
Group HR functions e.g. Pensions.
Other Babcock operating companies.
Other organisations e.g. industry and HR professional working groups.
Technical skills and experience
Significant generalist HR experience, demonstrating proficiency in above accountabilities.
Proven track record of delivering significant contribution to business strategy, and to implementing and embedding HR strategies in large and complex organisations.
Proven success in supporting large-scale projects and complex change initiatives using appropriate methodologies.
Considerable experience in supporting line managers in disciplinary, grievance and welfare case management and in preparing and presenting at employment tribunals, and in developing line management capability in same.
Demonstrable experience of providing HR support to acquisitions, business tenders and managing the transition of people in and out of a business according to TUPE legislation.
Experience in employee relations matters and establishing and developing relationships with Trade Unions for ongoing positive interactions.
Demonstrable evidence of developing and sustaining positive working relationships at a line management level including the ability to negotiate and influence.
Evidence of cross-business networking, delivering speedy and proactive knowledge sharing.
Demonstrable HR consultancy experience.
Up to date knowledge of employment law.
Partnering & Customer Focus (Business Skills – SSD Leadership Development Framework - First-Line Leaders & Professional Specialists).
Communicates with Impact (Interpersonal Skills - SSD Leadership Development Framework - First-Line Leaders & Professional Specialists).
Collaborates for Success (Interpersonal Skills - SSD Leadership Development Framework - First-Line Leaders & Professional Specialists).
Manages Work & Resources to Achieve Results (Leadership Skills - SSD Leadership Development Framework - First-Line Leaders & Professional Specialists).
Embraces Learning – (SSD Leadership Development Framework - First-Line Leaders & Professional Specialists).
Manages Change (Leadership Skills - SSD Leadership Development Framework - First-Line Leaders & Professional Specialists).
Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant experience.
Member CIPD qualified.
Offers of employment are normally subject to satisfactory references and any other required pre-employment checks. In certain circumstances, successful applicants will need to satisfy security clearance requirements
Babcock is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity
Please include a detailed CV with a full work history. Please also ensure you provide an explanation for any gaps in employment.
Due to the high level of response we normally receive, if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.