Human Resources Business Partner

Last updated 20 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


, GB

Department Name

Network Services

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Human Resources (HR) provides support on all people-related issues for Network Rail. We're responsible for creating an environment that attracts and engages high-performing individuals to deliver engineering and operational excellence for Britain's railway. Our approach is a pragmatic one, challenging where appropriate and professional in all areas of delivery.

Brief Description

What Will You Be Doing?

You will work with the supported business leadership team, under the direction of the Lead/Senior HR Business Partner to deliver the business aligned People Plan/HR strategy and provide coaching and support to members of the supported leadership team.

The HRBP will provide a pro-active, value add HR support to the supported business leaders across Telecoms on medium term and operational people issues.

This is a 6 month secondment opportunity covering maternity leave.

The location of this post is flexible.

Interviews will take place on 2nd, 3rd March 2021.

About the role (External)

Some day to day responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the supported business, to implement and deliver the HR Strategy/People Plan to include; talent, succession planning and change management, in order to support the delivery of business objectives and drive a high-performance culture.

  • Work closely and building strong relationships with members of the supported business senior leadership team and other relevant stakeholders. Coach, advise and challenge, where appropriate, business leaders on short and medium term HR issues as required.

  • Provide operational HR support on (for example) organisation change, senior appointments, salary and bonus, graduate or apprentice programmes.

We are looking for someone that can demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrates strong business/commercial approach and understanding of business needs.

  • Proven experience of working in partnership and building strong working relationships with senior managers in order to improve people management.

  • Passionate about customer service with ability to articulate previous achievements through business deliverables.

  • Knowledge and experience of implementing best practice HR solutions to drive a high performance culture.

  • Experience of coaching and influencing senior managers.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to negotiate and influence effectively with all levels of an organisation.

  • Understands how to work with the business to identify, develop and retain talent.

  • Excellent technical HR Knowledge - CIPD qualified or relevant experience to demonstrate level of competence.

  • Proven track record of operating in a complex working environment.

  • Involvement in organisation change programmes e.g. TUPE, Organisation re-design, redundancy programmes, etc

  • Graduate calibre

It's not essential but we'd love it if you have:

  • MCIPD/post-graduate human resources qualification.

  • Understanding of project management principles and experience of managing complex projects to successful conclusion.

  • Experience of managing projects to successful conclusion.

  • Experience of working within a unionised environment.

Key Leadership Capabilities

  • Influencing others

  • Creating solutions

  • Understanding others

  • Making things happen

  • Thinking flexibly

  • Customer focus

How to apply (External)

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factors. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefitsincluding a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets (to a maximum amount of £2,750).

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £40,107 - £45,120

As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

  • Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

  • Complete a satisfactory 3-year employment history check

  • Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

    For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

    Closing date:25th February 2021, late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

    Interviews will take place on 2nd, 3rd March 2021.