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HR People Consultant

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  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

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  • Salary:

    Up to £250 per day

  • Contact:

    Katie Ore

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 month

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Essex County Council

Akton recruitment has an exciting opportunity for a HR people Consultant to join the team at the Essex County Council.

Job Purpose

This role is part of the People Business Partnering team and supports the delivery of the workforce strategy, functional people strategies and the implementation of strategic initiatives across a broad spectrum of functional areas. Working collaboratively within Organisation Development and People (ODP) and across several business functions at any one time, this role requires HR expertise to support the business at Heads of Service level and below, in implementing organisation change projects and managing employment cases which are escalated by the people service centre. The role will also coach managers dealing with these projects and cases, to develop skill sets to increase their confidence and effectiveness in managing others. Working as part of the wider Business Partnering team, this role provides support to the strategic business partners, offering challenge and high quality and high impact HR advice, within and outside the ODP function.

Service/Functional Accountabilities Working under the direction of the People Business Partner/s to translate business requirements into prioritised people requirements, using a consultancy approach to contract the ODP offer with the business.

Coach leaders and managers in dealing with business change project implementation (including redesign, redundancy, TUPE) and moderate to high complexity cases, individual performance, and employee relations issues, providing high quality advice based on an in-depth knowledge of employment and case law, policy and good practice, including conflict resolution and mediation.

Shared accountability with the business for leading continuous improvement in business outcomes, by coaching and influencing leaders in all aspects of ODP. Responsible for ODP projects (or parts of projects) for the business area or for ODP itself and support People Business Partners in delivering business performance improvement.

Contribute to intelligence and insight gathering into significant concerns across the function and/or patterns of behaviour, to ensure such insights can be used to drive and address underlying business issues.

Important Information

£250 (Umbrella Day Rate)

6 Month Contract