HR Manager

City of Westminster, London, England
£43,302 - £48,009 per annum
11 Jun 2018
11 Jul 2018
The Church of England
Specialist Area
Employee Relations
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a HR Manager to join our Human Resources Department. The HR Department comprises three areas: advisory, recruitment and clergy. The Advisory Team provides advice and focused solutions for HR Department colleagues, NCI Directors, Heads of Department, NCI staff, Bishops and their offices, other clients in the wider Church of England, Trade Union representatives, external stakeholders and suppliers.

Main Responsibilities

* Provide business focused solutions to senior managers and deliver a comprehensive HR service; ensure all Bishops have access to HR advice and support by the Advisory team.
* Work with the Head of HR Services, HR Director and business leaders and Bishops to implement their business plans and strategic objectives, leading specific projects that relate to individual business areas.
* Give expert advice to managers on complex cases including:- change management and organisational restructuring, TUPE, performance management and capability, absence, discipline, etc.
* Act as part of the wider HR Management team, working with colleagues to manage departmental strategic initiatives and represent a culture of professionalism , service and support that embodies the change in how HR should operate in a modern organisation and the NCI values and behaviours.
* Fostering and maintaining effective working relationships with senior managers, Bishops and managers by demonstrating a professional knowledge and understanding of their specific needs and departmental requirements, including Church specific legislation where applicable. Challenging managers/Bishops where appropriate.
* Manage the HR Advisory team and ensure a high level of service is provided to all the client base internally and externally; responsible for the management and development of the Advisers and Administrators.

A full job description is attached to our main website. The main duties and responsibilities of your post are outlined in attached job description. This list is not exhaustive and is intended to reflect your main tasks and areas of work.

Ideal Candidate


* CIPD qualification or equivalent significant senior advisory experience
* Up-to-date knowledge of relevant employment law and HR good practice.
* Knowledge of TUPE transfers and ability to confidently advise on key procedural and legal aspects and undertaking of operational due diligence
* Knowledge of performance/absence management principles and practices
* Sophisticated influencing and relationship building skills
* Understanding of payroll and cycles

Technical and Applied Skills:

* Application of employment law in the workplace through realistic and pragmatic solutions.
* Managing and motivating a team of direct reports
* Ability to offer pragmatic advice on grievance and discipline matters, and support, guide and coach managers through people management issues
* Manage complex investigations and case work
* Concise written skills including the production of file notes, proposals, reports, including those required for formal processes
* Project delivery skills including providing managers with key stages of consultation, staff side involvement and negotiation
* Ability to manage relationships through influencing, collaborating and liaising, acting as a facilitator of conversations and challenging senior staff where necessary
* Coaching skills for HR team and managers across the organisation and leading through good example
* Experience of working in a unionised environment.
* Using HRIS systems, interpreting and using data to make informed business decisions.
* IT skills (Word, Outlook, Excel) including usage of integrated HR/payroll/Recruitment systems


* Capable of handling simultaneous requests for support
* Experience of recruitment and resourcing processes, including at a senior level
* Ability to work with multiple and changing priorities in a high volume environment
* Discretion and sensitivity to personal information
* Delivering excellent customer service
* Complex problem solving and being able to think creatively
* Delivering results on time and within given budgetary provision
* Team working and ability to manage team with different caseloads, pressures and experience with a coaching mentality
* Professional, calm and approachable
* ·Understanding and appreciation of the nature and structures of the Church of England.

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