Strategic HR Business Partnering

456946-1014-24150 NCD

Strategic HR Business Partnering
£35.11 per hour PAYE or ££45.49 per hour Limited rate via Umbrella Company inside IR35

Our client is looking for an experienced Strategic HR Business Partnering.

To work consistently at a strategic level with leaders, key stakeholders and HR colleagues to
undertake clear workforce planning (i.e. forecast future effective design, development and
delivery of HR and people activities) and people solutions in line with the needs and priorities of
the division(s) or across the Council applying a proactive approach to providing our HR business partnering model.
To lead, plan and allocate HR resources to deliver timely and effective HR business partnering activities i.e. workforce and resourcing planning, employee relations, advice and support, service/organisational change, talent management, developing people management capacity and sustaining strong working relationships to achieve strategic priorities.
Lead, manage and develop a team of HR Business Partners and HR Advisors to successfully
deliver HR change and achieve business objectives.
To be a subject matter expert in HR and people practices.
1. To lead the delivery of HRBP strategies and plans, ensuring alignment to directorate objectives and contributing to the commitments in the Council delivery plan.
2. To provide specialist expertise, advice, guidance and solutions for people practices that improves employee retention, management confidence and competence, policy application and data driven decision.
3. Provide inspirational and professional leadership undertaking the full range of management
functions (i.e. recruitment, performance management, training etc.) to the HRBP team, enabling professional development, fostering a strong culture of teamwork, performance and
accountability, through learning, coaching and challenge.
4. To devise strategies for the planning and management of people including workforce planning, employee relations and organisational change for division(s) or service, to meet current and future business needs in line with the priorities and commitments in the Council delivery plan and workforce strategy.
5. To lead on and develop HRBP capacity to deliver data informed stories at strategic and
operational levels that identifies data patterns, predicts trends and recommends options that
leaders can proactively focus on to enhance employee experiences.
6. Provide high quality HR advice and guidance to leaders, i.e. Directors and senior managers on complex staffing issues relating to both individuals and groups of staff, which supports and promotes the employee experience.
7. Provide coaching to HR professionals to ensure consistency in the quality of advice and guidance to managers undertaking formal processes i.e. disciplinary, grievances, ill health and capability at different stages including consistency of processes for preparing and attending conciliation or
employment tribunals.
8. Enable reflective lessons learned of HR activities with HR colleagues, managers and key
stakeholders looking at the processes followed, recognising good practice, listening to feedback, improving, and learning from practice.
9. To regularly review policy, procedures and processes in line with employment practice and
legislation changes as required to deliver a streamlined and timely HR service.
10. To work collaboratively across our HR teams by sharing resources to achieve key priorities, undertake projects and lead on partnership activities.
11. To champion and proactively support the implementation of the Council’s vision to be an ever more inclusive, anti-racist organisation and model positive behaviours that demonstrate the Council’s values.
12. To ensure that all duties and responsibilities are discharged in accordance with the Council’s policies and procedures, and any relevant legislation and regulation.
Organisational context
The post holder will form part of the HR Business Partnering management team and will lead on Council wide HR initiatives alongside directorate HR activities. The work will involve being employee centric where we consider the employee experience in everything we do and the post holder will work
with colleagues at every level of the Council in a collaborative way to secure positive outcomes and best use of resources.
Financial responsibilities
The post holder will manage budgets assigned to the delivery of HRBP initiatives, typically ranging from £10,000 to £100,000 in value.
Conditions of Service
The employment is subject to a probationary period of twenty six weeks from your start date of employment with Southwark Council, during which time you will be required to demonstrate to the council’s satisfaction your suitability for the position in which you are employee.
This role is governed by the Joint Negotiation Committee (JNC) for Chief Officers as amended by Southwark Council. Working hours are a minimum of 36 hours per week. The post holder is expected
to work the hours required to get the job done. Hours are in accordance with the requirements of the
service and the post holder may be expected, on a regular basis, to work outside of normal office hours, including attendance at evening meetings.
This post is not classed by the Council to be politically restricted as defined in the Local Government & Housing Act 1989 (as amended).
Health & Safety
The post holder is required to carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Council’s Health and Safety Policy, and Health and Safety legislation

PLEASE ONLY apply if you have the necessary skills, experience and expertise.

The first part of our recruitment process is to send your CV. Should you be short listed Colbern Limited will contact you within 5 days or we may contact you about other job opportunities. Colbern Limited along with our clients
are an equal opportunities employer.

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