HR Business Partner

Peterlee, England
£35000 - £38000 per annum + car allowance
13 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017
Jaclyn Needham
Contract Type
Full Time

To proactively partner and collaborate with Management teams in providing pragmatic and commercially focused solutions in relation to people issues that will meet business objectives and create an environment of positive people management, ensuring that the business attract, develop and retain talented people who are fully engaged and productive.

Client Details

Global business services organisation


Build strong professional relationships with Management teams and participate in Senior Management Team meetings

Provide commercially focussed advice and support to Managers on all Employee Relations issues in line with Company procedures including disciplinary, grievance and sickness absence issues

Raise awareness of business regarding current and new Employment Legislation as well as other corporate initiatives

Input to business initiatives in relation to the people agenda and either own, or be a key contributor to the business people plan, working collaboratively with other HR services as appropriate

Identify trends and proactively address issues of high turnover, sickness and cost savings with the Business unit

Seek commercial resolutions to Employment Tribunals and manage relationship with solicitors and ACAS

Manage settlement agreements in liaison with the Managers and solicitors

Lead the HR work stream on ad hoc projects e.g. restructuring, change management, Group HR initiatives, talent development, employee engagement

Develop and maintain positive relationship with local Trade Union representatives and employee forums as necessary, depending on business unit

Manage small-scale TUPE transfers and acquisitions.


You will have strong generalist HR experience, particularly around Employee Relations, preferably gained within a commercial and fast-paced environment (e.g. Retail/Call Centre/Distribution/Outsourcing/Utilities)

Regular experience of managing to successful conclusion a range of complex HR issues including redundancies, dismissals, change management

Up to date knowledge of Employment Law

CIPD qualified and/or equivalent experience/or currently working towards qualification

Experience of working in multi-site preferred

Experience of working with Trade Unions and Employee Representatives

Experience of employment tribunal claims and settlement agreements

Experience of TUPE transfers and acquisitions

Experience of partnering management teams to deliver people plans and initiatives

Experience of working in complex structures and organisations where delivery of people services is through a mix of supplier arrangements

Job Offer

£35,000 - £38,000 + car

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