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Job Title: Junior HR Business Partner, TNL

Reporting to: HR Business Partner, TNL

Department: Human Resources

Overview of Job:

To be part of the Business facing HR teams delivering generalist HR expertise for primarily The Sunday Times and The Times when needed. Responsibilities will vary according to the business area, ranging from enabling organisational development, change management, talent management, performance management, employee communications, reward and employee relations. Work will involve projects which enable the business functions through a period of significant change.

Key Tasks / Result Areas

  1. Working with the HRBP to support the delivery of people strategy, projects and changing needs of the business
  2. Build effective partnerships with key stakeholders to enable the delivery of the business strategy.
  3. Employee Relations – responsible for assisting and managing ER issues by providing advice and training to managers, ensuring legislation is followed and liaising with legal advisors where necessary.
  4. Respond quickly and efficiently by preparing for different situations, and provide effective solutions to manager needs.
  5. Performance Management – proactively drive the roll out of performance management, including developing appropriate templates and processes, providing training, coaching and support to Department Heads and ensuring standards are achieved across all functions.
  6. Respond quickly and efficiently by preparing for different situations, and provide effective solutions to manager needs.
  7. Remuneration - facilitate submissions through the memo process. Support the delivery of the annual salary and bonus review processes.
  8. Policy – provide advice to line managers in implementing all people policies by weighing up risks with them.
  9. Structures – lead and implement restructuring projects. This includes the scoping, preparation and full consultation process.
  10. Provide administrative support to the HR Business Partner and provide assistance in co-ordinating a range of ad hoc projects.

Key Technical Skills and Experience Required:

  1. Generalist HR experience including employee relations, employment law, performance management, coaching, and change management
  2. Experience of working in a challenging environment, probably with deadline driven and strong minded business teams
  3. Good Project Management skills
  4. Good knowledge of the basics of employment law as applying to HR generalist function
  5. Experience of working in a unionised environment desirable
  6. Interest in news and current affairs

Key Personal Skills Required:

  1. Able to build positive stakeholder relationships to enable collaboration
  2. Communicates clearly and persuasively
  3. Strong influencing skills
  4. Able to work in a changing business environment
  5. Resilient and bold to ensure initiatives achieve their benefits
  6. Detail conscious, procedural and strong on Employment Law
  7. Fresh Thinking – able to consider a problem within the business that requires a trade off between best practice and what will work

Reporting Structures:

HR Director

HRBP & HR Coordinator

Key Relationships:

Key stakeholders: Managers, employees, HR, News Union, OD, legal, payroll, pensions, taxation, HR Hub, HR Data Admin, Health and Wellbeing.

About Us,

News UK is a great company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are a company which has journalism at its very heart. Our newspapers and associated websites are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry.

If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.