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People Business Partner, Africa Asia Area

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Maidenhead, England
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Charities, Not For Profit
Contract Type
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Business partner
Specialist Area
General HR Function
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member
Location: Maidenhead, with a minimum of 2 days a week in the office
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Starting from £54,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience
Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Who we are
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is an organisation dedicated to honouring and caring for the graves and memorials of servicemembers who died in the two World Wars. The work of the commission is not only out on the field, but in our head office too, which contributes globally to the meaningful commemoration of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

What you'll be doing
This role involves shaping a new upcoming strategy to support our business plans. You'll manage third-party HR consultancy within budget, ensuring our policies stay current with employment laws within Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. You'll also handle a variety of casework and projects, develop business and people solutions, and work closely with the Chief People Officer on corporate projects.

In this role you will travel, sometimes at short notice, to support our teams in country as and when needed as issues arise.

Key tasks include advising on strategic people issues, overseeing pay reviews and international payroll, and managing union relationships. Plus, you'll lead the Area People team, coach on performance management, and implement learning and development strategies across many countries. The role also encompasses workforce planning, coordinating talent and succession planning, overseeing recruitment activities, and setting service standards for People services.

What you need to have
CIPD Level 7 qualified
Good knowledge of Employment Law, specifically across Africa, India, and the Middle East
Experience with payroll and budgets
Excellent communication skills, especially across different cultures
Confident managerial expertise
Strong experience working in HR
Strong understanding of Employment Law
Experience and familiarity with employment law across Africa, the India Sub-continent, and Middle East is an asset

What we offer
25 days annual leave, rising by 1 day per year of service up to a maximum of 30
Paid public holidays and paid office closure between Christmas and New Year
Flexible working arrangements
Generous Pension Scheme, with CWGC contributing up to 15%
Life Assurance
Employee Assistance Programme
Cycle To Work & Electric Vehicle schemes

How to apply
Apply on our Career Portal via the link below.

As this is an active role, we will be interviewing as we go along, and the role will close when we have an offer accepted by a preferred candidate.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings. We're committed to creating an environment where everyone's treated with dignity and respect. We wont discriminate against gender, colour, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or religion.

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