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Senior HR Business Partner

  • Location:

    West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

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  • Salary:

    Up to £36 per hour

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

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Senior HR Business Partner- West Sussex

Led by the Head of HR Business Partnering, you will work in a strategic and operational capacity assigned to a specific Directorate to lead a team of professionals to deliver human resources strategies, initiatives and interventions across significantly different services areas, working in partnership to deliver identified business needs and objectives.

You will lead on workforce priorities that will enable services to improve performance, and deliver high quality services to customers. You will therefore work on complex employee relations issues, both at an individual and collective level, workforce planning and retention, organisational change and service redesign, as well as building and maintaining effective relationships with trade unions.

You will work as part of a senior leadership team of the services you support, providing professional expertise, insight, and analysis of HR, workforce, and cultural matters in order to enable leaders to develop and implement strategies and interventions that promote a high performing, engaging and inclusive culture and work environment.

You will be part of the HR Business Partnering leadership team making a positive contribution to the development of the culture, skills, experience, and performance of the team and the development and support of a team of c30fte HR Support Officers, Advisors and Business Partners.

What you'll need to succeed
You will have a proven record of success in leading teams of professional HR and Employee Engagement specialists to deliver organisational objectives. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal credibly with our customers, senior managers and executives whilst being challenging, professional and commercially focused.

Key Skills:
1. Up to date and expert knowledge and understanding of employment law, case law, and the application of this to decision making.
2. Ability to establish, champion and drive the HR agenda, programmes and initiatives across Directorates and/or Services.
3. Ability to build relationships with the business and support them to ensure they have the appropriate capacity, capability and engagement levels for the short, medium- and long-term horizons and to create an engaging work environment.
4. Ability to identify significant and complex people risk and mitigate these through the application of expert advice.

Qualifications and/or experience:
* Level 7 CIPD qualification or equivalent.
* Substantial experience of leading and managing HR teams to ensure that all HR programmes and initiatives are delivered effectively and achieve the impact required.
* A good understanding of trade union negotiation and consultation practices and regulations and associated collective bargaining practices.
* Expertise in managing complex large-scale people change, reorganisations, and redundancy processes.