HR Business Partner (Employee Relations Casework)
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours
Post number: 203270
As an organisation we support flexible working. This role allows hybrid working (a mix of home and office working) and a working pattern suitable for you can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.
You will be contracted to the nearest NRW office to your home, of which you will be required to attend for regular meetings, training and for one-to-one meetings with your manager. These will be planned in advance.
You will primarily lead and support the variety of employee relations casework for the whole of NRW. The post holder will also work with managers and senior managers (Executive Directors, Leadership Team and Management Teams) on a practical working relationship to continuously improve People Management practices particularly in relation to Disciplinary, Grievances and Capability. You will report to a Senior Manager within People Management who may or may not have the same specialism. You will work closely and collectively with colleagues within the same Directorate Team and with similar professional specialists across NRW to ensure continuous improvement.
Your responsibilities include:
- Be the lead, expert specialist and ambassador for NRW on Disciplinary, Grievances and Supporting Capability.
- Be the lead to ensure that People Management interfaces with the People and Payroll Services teams are effective and efficient.
- Be the ambassador and custodian for developing and delivering and maintaining a continuous professional standard across NRW.
- Actively contribute, promote and where necessary lead on Directorate and Corporate initiatives.
- Proactively develop working relationships the build trust and empower managers to use People Management practices with confidence.
- Identify and proactively deliver against relevant measurable Directorate and NRW KPI’s.
- As a senior member of the People Management team, be proactive and use internal and external best practices and working relationships to good effect.
- Understand the business needs and the people management issues and take steps to identify and implement initiatives.
- Provide technical advice across all People Management specialisms across NRW.
- Proactively identify trends and patterns and use initiative to improve all People Management practices.
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
Knowledge and experience of the following:
- CIPD qualified (Level 7: Advanced)/Chartered Member of the CIPD, or equivalent level HR Qualification, or the equivalent level of experience.
- Extensive knowledge and experience of people management legislation and best practice.
Welsh language requirements:
Essential Level 3 – Able to communicate with confidence in Welsh in some work situations or the candidate will be expected to develop their Welsh language skills to this level following an agreed training programme.
Please note if you do not meet the Welsh language requirements specified i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.
Please note - Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following competencies, both at shortlisting and interview. Please give examples of how you demonstrate these competencies when completing your application form.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements
Communication and Relationships with Others
Benefits of working for us
This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- agile and flexible working (role dependent)
- Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
- 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
- generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
- health and wellbeing benefits and support
- weekly well-being hour to use at your choice
- competitive financial rewards to enhance your monthly pay
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to apply
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Application closing date: Monday, 29 August 2022
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 21st September 2022 through Microsoft Teams.
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Claire Murphy, HR Manager at email@example.com
Natural Resources Wales embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition.
We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented, including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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