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Job Title: HR Business Partner - 9-month fixed term contract

Salary: £42 - 48,000 pro rata

Location: Maidstone

Exciting opportunity for an experienced HR Business Partner to join this large, forward-thinking organisation on a 9-month fixed term contract!

Working within a team of 4, alongside consultants from other departments, you will have excellent experience providing HR support throughout the employee lifecycle on both individual and team projects.

Duties include:

  • Guiding and promoting good HR practice by building and developing relationships of trust with stakeholders.
  • Providing knowledgeable, strategic HR advice to support the design and implementation of effective change management projects and processes.
  • Supporting managers with their understanding and application of key HR policies and procedures, challenging and advising as appropriate.
  • Developing management capabilities through one-to-one coaching and workshop delivery.
  • Offering specialist HR expertise for managers dealing with complex cases such as sensitive employee relations issues.
  • Completing job analysis work in order to contribute to the job evaluation processes, working alongside managers to agreed SLAs.
  • Identifying opportunities for in-house consultants to deliver initiative and interventions in line with agreed strategic objectives.
  • Effectively using data and systems available to monitor trends, assess risk, and identify any issues. Presenting and implementing creative and robust solutions to address these.
  • Championing the health, wellbeing, equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion of all employees.

The successful candidate will have:

  • At least CIPD Level 5 qualification or equivalent.
  • Solid experience within an HR Business Partner role.
  • Experience of providing HR support through organisational change and restructure.
  • Knowledge and experience of working within a unionised environment/ with employee representatives.
  • Confidence and experience supporting managers through complex and sensitive employee relations matters.
  • Thorough, demonstrable knowledge of HR matters, particularly employee relations, including talent management and absence management, as well as relevant legislation and best practice.
  • A good understanding of GDPR and its application.
  • A resilient and confident personality, without being abrasive.
  • The ability to build effective trusting relationships, with influencing and coaching expertise.
  • Confidence interpreting complex information from multiple sources, synthesising to present creative recommendations for a way forward.
  • Experience developing and presenting robust project plans and business cases.

This is a dynamic and interesting role offering great experience within a small, supportive team.

If you feel you meet the above criteria, please apply online for immediate consideration.

This role is being handled by Samantha Reid, Senior Temporaries Business Support Consultant for Pearson Whiffin Recruitment.

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