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Job Title - HR Business Partner

Overview of Job:

Actively partner the business through delivery of the people plan through coaching and advising the department heads across a range of HR activities including organisational development, change management, talent management, performance management, employee communications, and employee relations.

Key Tasks / Result Areas

  • Build effective partnerships with key stakeholders to enable the delivery of the HR people plan, in line with the business strategy.
  • Coaching and advising line managers effectively on a range of complex and challenging people issues.
  • Employee relations – support the HRD in managing ER cases and liaising with legal advisors where necessary.
  • Planning, co-ordinating and implementing restructures and change management projects across the business.
  • Responding and adapting to a fast changing environment and delivering effective solutions in unpredictable situations.
  • Educating and guiding managers on effective performance management processes, including conducting appraisals, integrating good behaviours, providing regular feedback and motivating their team.
  • Talent Management – designing and developing methods to help attract, develop and retain talent at all levels, and ensure these are delivered as part of our overall talent strategy.
  • Supporting the recruitment for various positions at all levels, and helping managers to understand and embrace the benefits of following a robust recruitment process.
  • Facilitating leadership team days, using time wisely to encourage positive leadership behaviours and plan strategy.
  • Be the conduit between HR and the business area, ensuring essential processes such as the performance review process and processing of remuneration changes are adhered to.

Key Technical Skills Required:

  • Strong track record in a number of different, challenging environments
  • Extensive generalist HR experience including employee relations, employment law, performance management, coaching, and change management.
  • Good Project Management
  • CIPD Qualified
  • Experience of working with trade unions is desirable

Key Personal Skills Required:

  • Able to build positive stakeholder relationships to enable collaboration
  • Communicates clearly and persuasively at all levels of the organisation
  • Able to work in a fast paced, complex and changing business environment
  • Detail conscious, strong on Employment Law but takes a pragmatic approach to resolve a problem i.e. has good judgement between best practice and what will work
  • Business acumen – insight and understanding of how the media environment operate
  • Strategic effectiveness – ability to demonstrate HR business insight and influence stakeholder group

This a fantastic opportunity to join a high performance team and grow your career in a supportive and nurturing environment - apply now!

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