Greater Manchester Police

Temp. HR Senior Partner (Grade L) 1791643, - Ref:1791643

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£42,759 - £44,787 per annum
11 Mar 2019
08 Apr 2019
HR Jobs Level
Business partner, Manager
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

Branch/Division - Human Resources Branch - Retained

HR Branch - Retained - Human Resource Branch Retained

Location - Force Headquarters - Central Park

Grade - Grade L

Rank - Not applicable

Leadership Level - Senior Leader

Contract Type - Temporary

Contract Length - Up to 12 months

Hours - 36.25 hrs per week

Hours - Full time

Advertised Salary -£42,759 - £44,787 per annum


Greater Manchester Police is one of the largest police forces in the UK and is responsible for keeping its diverse population of almost 3 million safe, spread over more than 1,200 sq. km. Manchester in particular has been billed as the most diverse city in Europe with its population speaking at least 200 different languages, leading to the city being named as Britain’s “City of languages”. 

GMP are committed to ensure that the make-up of our workforce is reflective of the communities we serve and we recognise that having a diverse workforce makes us more approachable and relevant to the public. 

This vacancy is for an exciting opportunity as a senior member of the HR Operations Team. We are looking for a HR Senior Partner who has previously operated as a HR Partner / proactive generalist in a large, matrix organisation. The successful candidate will partner with the business by providing both strategic and operational advice, which aligns to their delivery plans and the achievement of force strategic objectives. The role is based at Force Headquarters with travel across the Greater Manchester area. 
About the role: The HR Senior Partner will design, develop and implement directly and through others, people related strategies and solutions in their area of responsibility. 

- Provide HR knowledge and advice to support senior leadership teams for the achievement of business objectives, improving service delivery and performance 
- Develop capability of managers to anticipate, pre-empt and deal with organisational and people issues 
- Provide professional HR advice across the full range of HR activity 
- Analyse complex workforce data to identify organisational opportunities and risks and make recommendations for improvement and work with senior managers to develop and implement plans 
- Deliver solutions to business issues, influencing, negotiating and challenging as appropriate 
- Influence business decisions and act as a coach to managers, providing challenge, guidance and risk based advice as appropriate 
- Develop and implement pragmatic HR solutions to improve performance and embed a culture of continuous improvement and openness to change

About you; 
• Chartered MCIPD qualified 
• Significant experience / solid generalist HR skills in a senior HR position in a large, multi-disciplined organisation – supporting, engaging and motivating senior leader and delivering organisational change 
• Ability to develop a culture of integration and partnering with senior stakeholders, proven in the early identification of issues and agreed structured approach for management 
• Demonstrable track record in developing HR initiatives that deliver business outcomes and develop organisational capacity 
• Confident and effective relationship builder with strong stakeholder management and coaching skills 
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of employment law, diversity & equality and organisational performance 
• Ability to enable the business to build a high performance culture – coach, counsel and advise management in people management and leadership so that they can maximise employee performance 
• Credible individual who can influence and build effective working relationships at all levels of GMP 
• Ability to implement and drive cultural change across the services 
• Manage escalated employee relation cases 
• Possess excellent written communication skills – ability to produce strategic reports and documents and undertake presentations to a variety of target audiences.  

Recruitment Team Contact

Other Information

Temp post expected until 31/03/2020 

Please refer to the attached Job Description for further details regarding the skills required to do this role. The Job Description has been signposted to indicate at which stage of the process each criteria will be tested. 

Due to the Equality Act (2010) the criteria surrounding sickness absence will not be checked until the conditional offer stage of the recruitment process, this is after the interview stage of the full recruitment process. With this in mind all candidates need to ensure that they have a good attendance record for the last 2 years for Staff and officers and for 12 months for apprentices. 

Please note, all of our communication will be sent to you via the e-mail address you provide on your application form, therefore please ensure is in your mail safe senders / safe recipients list to prevent our e-mails going into your junk mail. 

Greater Manchester Police have been informed of potential personal tax implications for members of the 1987 Police Pension Scheme, who retire and take a pension between the ages of 50 and 54 inclusive and then take up employment as a Police Staff member. Members of the police pension scheme whose age is between 50 and 54 who are re-employed as a Police Staff member have to meet certain conditions to keep their PPA and to protect against personal tax liability charges on any payments paid before the age of 55. One of those conditions is that a break of at least 1 month is required where the re-employment is ‘materially different’. However, if the role is not deemed to be ‘materially different’ then a 6 month break is required. 

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