Senior HR BP

Newcastle upon Tyne, England
£52306 - £60983 per annum
13 Aug 2019
12 Sep 2019
Jaclyn Needham
Specialist Area
General HR Function
HR Jobs Level
Business partner
Contract Type
Full Time
Professional services based in Newcastle


The Senior HRBP will be forward thinking, commercially minded and take an evidence based approach, pro-actively partnering their business area to ensure achievement of current objectives, but focusing to the future to ensure business strategic aims are achieved. They will take full accountability for the people agenda within their business directorates, own the relationship, and ensure effective delivery of highly complex people practise.

In addition, the post holder will lead on people initiatives for across the whole of the business. From the initial concept, through to implementation and continual development, the people business partner will ensure that the initiatives are beneficial for both colleagues and the business. Such initiatives will include talent management, workforce planning, engagement and performance management.

* Partnering the leaders of specific business directorates and fully understanding their business area and future strategic aims to create, own and fully deliver a people plan to enable the achievement of these, and ultimately the wider business strategy. This people plan will incorporate appropriate elements of the People Strategy to ensure consistent approaches across the business, in addition to talent management, performance development and workforce planning.

* Collaboration with leaders to enable people change initiatives within the business area, providing a robust framework to plan and manage the continuous process of change, including dependencies, risk, potential scenarios and mitigation. Highly complex advice will need to be provided on issues including TUPE, redundancy, department restructures and operational efficiency.

* Coach and build the capability of senior managers to enable the delivery of the strategic goals through their teams, and to anticipate and pre-empt organisational and people issues, maximising both colleague engagement and experience.

* Continually developing your professional knowledge and skills by keeping up to date with external trends and best practice in the areas of expertise and HR more broadly. This will include keeping up to date on highly complex employment legislation and ensuring this knowledge is cascaded within your business areas and across the wider business.

* Working with the Talent Acquisition Manager to explore and implement talent acquisition models/practices to acquire the best talent for the directorate and business as a whole.

* Building active internal and external networks to share working practices and build innovative ideas, with the potential for future partnership working.

* Building our employer brand by being an ambassador for the organisation though networking, speaking at external events and partner relationships.

* Being an active member of the wider HR team, continually supporting


* Substantial specialist knowledge of HR policies and procedures and associated Employment Law and complex cases.

* Ability to build effective and trusting business partnering relationships.

* Excellent emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.

* Competent IT skills

* Ability to work at a strategic level developing new business and HR solutions to meet business need.

* Strong communication skills to establish good working relationships with leaders, colleagues and external organisations

* Able to use initiative, multi task and prioritise diverse workload and work to deadlines.

* Ability to be responsible and accountable for decision making

* Demonstrable extensive HR experience in a business partnering role, some of which must be at senior management level.

* Significant experience of advising on HR policy, Employment Law and best practice.

* Significant experience of organisational change eg TUPE, restructure, redundancy

* Experience of planning and delivering people initiatives, including talent management, workforce planning and performance management

* Ability to work at both a strategic and operational level

* Educated to Degree level or equivalent

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