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Group HR Business Partner

About the role:

Reporting to the Group HR Director, your responsibility will be to support the people strategy and plans by: - 
Providing proactive, professional direction and support to internal customers across the Group 
Acting as a commercially aware, focused, business minded HR partner 
Delivering a value-added HR service to the business 
Applying best practice HR solutions that meet the business needs 
To act as a role model for HR professionals leading the evolution of the team to true strategic partnering rather than generalist advisory. 

What the role involves:
 Providing valuable input and expertise to client groups on the implementation of the people strategy and on operational activities. 
 Build strategic partnerships and relationships across all business areas to implement people initiatives across employee engagement, organisational design, change management, talent and succession, and learning and development. 
 Builds a strong business relationship with the internal customers across the Group 
 Facilitate delivery of an on-going performance management review, reinforcing the importance of continuous and honest feedback. 
 Report on key performance measures across the groups, analyse data and provide insight and recommendations. 
 Providing valuable input and expertise to your groups in terms of complex employment relations, policies and practices, engagement. 
 Ensure consistency of application of our HR policies and procedures. 
 Delivering and manages complex business-critical HR related projects cross-functionally. 
 Proactively supports the delivery of HR Processes across the Group 
 Actively identifies gaps, proposes and implement changes necessary to cover risks 
 Participate in recruiting key talent across the Group 
 Facilitates the management team to bring best solutions for employees 
 Acts as the performance improvement driver and provokes positive changes in the people management 
 Designs and maintain organisation people plans to improve performance across the Group 
 Designs succession plans for key talents and key job positions 
 Challenges the organisational structure of the internal client and proposes changes 
 Develops HR team members as they can become HR Business Partners 
 Compliance (GDPR Gender Pay Reporting etc) 

Essential Qualifications & Experience Required: 
 BA or MA in HR Management. 
 CIPD qualified graduate (or equivalent experience), currently holding the position of a HR Business Partner 
 The ability to understand business strategy/aims/goals and be able to recommend approaches that support the strategy, challenging the status quo when necessary. 
 Strong influencing project Management and change management skills and with the gravitas to command professional respect at all levels. 
 Adept at handling challenging situations to gain positive and constructive outcomes. 
 A true commercial and pragmatic hands-on approach, fully immersed within groups e.g. 'has their finger on the pulse'. 
 The passion to drive through the people strategy. 
 Confident, calm and credible with excellent communication and building relationship skills. 
 Able to connect and engage with people at all levels both internally and externally. 
 Strong Time Management and Priorities Management Skills 
 Strong analytical and Problem-Solving Skills 
 Strong UK Employment Law Knowledge 


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