Human Resources Business Partner

Ref: 25557

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: Resources Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 04/08/2021

Interview Dates: TBC

Salary Range: £43,422 to £46,383


The Resources Services Directorate at Harrow Council are looking for two Human Resources Business Partners to join their growing HR team. The post holders will lead and provide proactive expert HR advice and support on all aspect of Employee Relations work streams including leading and managing complex cases, policy development and implementation and change management. The postholder will provide lead on:

  • Supporting Directorate Management Teams and managers in line with the HR service standards with particular emphasis on handling complex cases.
  • KPI’s reports on ER/HR case management data and trends.
  • The handling of high-profile HR cases and/or HR change management interventions across each Directorate.
  • Attending / Facilitating Directorate Management Team meetings.
  • Arranging / Facilitating appeals panel and provide advice as necessary.
  • Attending / Facilitating DJC and other forums/group meetings to provide advice as necessary.
  • Advising Management Teams and managers relating to People Management matters in line with the HR service standards.
  • The review, development and implementation of HR policies and procedures.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London Borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

The successful applicant will have:

  • Degree and/or CIPD or equivalent professional body qualification or relevant work experience
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Up to date in-depth working knowledge and understanding of the principles and application of employment legislation and case law, European directives, best practice, and employment tribunal procedures
  • Good working knowledge of employee and industrial relations issues and best practice
  • A comprehensive understanding of the practical application and contribution of effective performance management systems
  • Experience of successfully supporting change programmes, working collaboratively with representative groups and other stakeholders on complex HR issues including TUPE
  • Experience of building and managing relationships with clients, departments, mangers and trade unions, providing expert advice, conducting meaningful and effective consultation and conflict resolution.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) – able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audience from senior leaders, managers, employees across the Council and professional practitioners in HR & OD and other disciplines
  • Strong analytical ability with good attention to detail – able to exercise judgement on complex and contentious issues and analyse and interpret complex statistical data and produce accurate and meaningful management information
  • Proficient at using a range of IT software including the deployment of e-HR systems

For more information, please refer to the Role Profile/Selection Criteria.

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Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

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We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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