HR Business Partner required by a leading membership body in Sheffield. The post holder is primarily responsible for providing an effective and efficient HR service, which will involve being the first point of contact for employees in various other UK offices and L&D team regarding HR matters and providing an end-to-end service. You will also partner with managers and heads of department to develop capability and manage talent to enable achievement of strategic priorities, as well as support managers to resolve and manage employee relations cases.
The post holder will be expected to work proactively to deliver a seamless, quality HR service in a standalone role, to champion the organisation’s code of conduct and act as a brand guardian to ensure employees work within policies and procedures, as well as employment legislation and best practice guidelines.
This is full time permanent role paying circa £35-40k per annum plus excellent benefits – currently remote working – interviews will be taking place in January 2022.
- Provide guidance and advice to managers and employees on employment-related matters including recruitment, contractual issues, employee relations issues, absences, maternity and paternity leave, diversity in accordance with HR policies and procedures, referring to the HR Director as appropriate.
- Work with the Talent Acquisition Manager to manage the recruitment process from start to finish including drafting advertisements, advertising roles, liaising with agencies, administering tests, and sitting on recruitment and selection panels etc.
- Ensure the provision of full and effective recruitment services and advise line managers on best practice in line with legislation and policy and procedures on equal opportunities and diversity.
- Assist hiring managers in drafting recruitment documentation (job descriptions, person specifications, adverts, and interview documents) which are in line with the job evaluation process and best practice guidelines.
- Conduct induction meetings of new employees and train all new employees on the HR Information System.
- Ensure prompt, efficient, and accurate processing of employment documents including contract extensions, probation documents and occupational health checks.
- Process maternity, paternity, retirement, and flexible working processes, ensuring all relevant paperwork is produced.
- Prepare information for management meetings.
- Produce monthly HR reports, metrics and analysis on key HR and employment data, for example age and long service, turnover and the gender pay gap as required.
- Actively takes part in the delivery of key HR projects and initiatives, preparing relevant documentation as required, and ensuring appropriate liaison and consultation with employees, and other stakeholders.
- Assist with the implementation of restructuring and organisational change management initiatives.
- Provide guidance and advice on performance, conduct and absence issues in relation to employment legislation and best practice.
- Manage long term and short-term sickness absence cases, including meeting with managers and occupational referrals.
- Conduct investigations, sit on first stage disciplinary and grievance panels as HR Representative, taking minutes and producing documentation for the relevant meetings and hearings as required.
- Conduct the consultation process for individuals whose fixed term contracts are under review for renewal or termination.
- Draft Settlement Agreements for the HR Director’s signature, this will include calculating statutory redundancy payment and where applicable, enhanced redundancy payments.
- CIPD or part-CIPD qualified, with proven equivalent experience.
- Experience of operational, day-to-day HR activities with a current knowledge of HR principles and practice.
- Experience of advising and guiding managers on a wide range of HR issues and able to explain HR issues and procedures to staff at all levels with confidence and articulately.
- Work flexibly as part of a wider HR team.
- A knowledge of employee relations, with the ability to write minutes, with an ability to conduct investigations or employee relations hearing.
- Experience of planning and implementing a range of activities without regular supervision.
- Accurate with a high attention to detail with the ability to analyse and solve problems. Strong understanding of HRIS with the ability to develop automated workflows.
- Excellent IT skills and competent in developing, administering and using PC and associated networks and systems (e.g. Microsoft Office) to acquire, manipulate and disseminate information, and updating and maintaining the HR Information System.
- Commitment to equal opportunities and experience of advising managers of equal opportunities practise within HR.