Operational Human Resources Business Partner

Job Title: Operational Human Resources Business Partner
Location: London (with occasional travel to Gatwick)
Category: Human Resources
Type: Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover) up to 12 months
Salary: c.£45k depending on experience
Reference #: VN1711
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Job Description

Context for Role

To support business as usual activities and wider business transformation, HR in the CAA is made up of a team of Business Partners, Centres of Expertise and Shared Operational HR Services.

Our aim is to provide business areas with a proactive and client-driven service. This role is to cover maternity leave for a minimum of 12 months based in our London office near Covent Garden and Holborn, (WC2).


The Role

The role provides dedicated HR generalist advice and guidance to specific client groups, for which they will be the primary focal point.  The role reports to a HR Business Partner and works closely with them in supporting business as usual activities, as well as the delivery of people plans in those client groups.  Working within Corporate Policies and in close liaison with HR colleagues in other centres of excellence (Learning & Talent Development, Recruitment, Reward and Employee Relations) the role also provides professional business enabling HR services so that line managers have the support and guidance they need.

The role requires an experienced, customer centric and hands-on HR professional with a track record of building trusted working relationships with leaders and managers and in applying HR policies in business-enabling ways. 

Ideal Candidate

Proven HR Adviser, Junior HRBP or HR Consultant with experience in working in a climate of transformation, including organisation design, delivering corporate priorities in support of customer groups, ideally with a professional level of qualification in HR.   

Exposure to a regulatory / transport related / professional services or similar high intellect environment and/or supporting a client base of more technically orientated individuals would be an advantage.

Broad and detailed understanding of employment matters, employment legislation and its practical application in modern, changing work environments.  

Previous experience of delivering practical people plans for specific client groups, developing strong peer relationships with centres of expertise and shared services and delivering a seamless HR service proposition.

Strong inner-drive, enthusiasm and resilience with the ability to demonstrate personal and professional credibility rapidly through building relationships and proven technical HR competence in a professional environment.

Attention to detail, ability to work to deadlines with well-developed planning and organising skills.

High level communication skills with a pro-active and consultative approach.

While the role is London based, must be flexible to travel between the London and Gatwick offices on occasion as required.

While the role is offered on a full-time basis, we are willing to consider requests for part-time / flexible working from candidates which meet the person specification and essential skills for the role.

Interviews dates: TBC 

Closing Date: 14th January 2018

This position is now closed and no longer accepting applications.

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