UK SBS HR Business Partner Opportunities

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UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) is owned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). It is a government shared service provider with one of the widest ranges of service provision within the UK public sector. We have a team of nearly 600 people, operating from sites in Swindon, Billingham and Newport, providing administrative and professional services to six public sector partners across Finance, HR and Payroll, Information Technology (IT), and Procurement. We have a unique partnership relationship with our owners, who are also the major part of our client base, and whose employees are the end-users of our service.  We provide seamless support to our partners so that they can focus on their core mission.  

We aim to become a very different organisation over the next few years. Together with our partners, we will transform the end-to-end way we work together, aligning services to the Cabinet Office Global Standards and, enabled by the BEIS-sponsored Future Shared Services (FSS) programme we will embrace modern digital technology and techniques to ensure UK SBS delivers quality business and specialist services, effectively and efficiently, to the highest standards. To enable this UK SBS is undergoing significant changes in its own internal leadership, capacity, capability, culture and ways of working as we strive to deliver efficiencies and service quality improvement alongside an unprecedented increase in service volumes and the number and complexity of programmes and projects for us and our partners.   

We are currently looking for two experienced HR Business Partners with different specialisms to join our Corporate HR team. Both roles will be working closely with the Head of HR, UK SBS Executive Team and other senior leaders to design, plan, co-ordinate and drive change within the business.

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HR Business Partner (Employee Relations and Reward)

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership:

  • Work with the Head of Corporate HR in the design, and support the delivery of, the Corporate HR strategy and Strategic Workforce plan
  • Work, largely through a virtual team, to help break down silos in the delivery of organisational priorities
  • Proactively lead associated projects and initiatives including the employee relations and reward strategy in line with the strategic work force plan
  • Support the development of management and leadership capability across the organisation
  • Model the culture and behaviours required to bring to life UK SBS’s values
  • Provide team management, development and direction to the HR advisors

Employee Relations and Engagement:

  • Ensure HR polices and process are regularly reviewed, legislatively compliant, reflect best practice and are adapted to ensure they are fit for UK SBS
  • Together with the HR Advisors, support line managers to resolve challenging absence, performance and behavioural issues; provide advice that is risk aware not risk averse
  • Build and maintain strong working relations with Trade Union representatives
  • Work with senior leaders to ensure actions are identified and delivered to improve employee engagement scores and the reputation of UK SBS

Performance Management and Reward:

  • Ensure performance management supports achievement of UK SBS goals and the development of the individual
  • Develop and implement innovative reward structures appropriate to a budget constrained public sector body

Management Information:

  • Interpret and understand key management information, proactively identifying opportunities to mitigate risks and enhance UK SBS’s capacity and capability
  • Provide actionable HR MI that supports managers’ team leadership

Other:

  • Work closely with the HRBP (Talent, Learning and Resourcing) to ensure a holistic approach to UK SBS’s employee value proposition, organisational culture and values, employee wellbeing and diversity and inclusion
  • Support project teams as required
  • Undertake other duties as required


HR Business Partner (Talent, Learning and Resourcing)

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership:

  • Work with the Head of Corporate HR in the design, and support the delivery of, the Corporate HR strategy and Strategic Workforce Plan
  • Work, largely through a virtual team, to help break down silos in the delivery of organisational priorities
  • Proactively lead associated projects and initiatives including the resourcing, talent identification and learning strategy in line with the strategic work force plan.
  • Support the development of management and leadership capability across the organisation
  • Model the culture and behaviours required to bring to life UK SBS’s values
  • Provide management, development and direction to the Resourcing Business Partner

Resourcing and Recruitment:

  • Bring to life the Strategic Workforce Plan, ensuring the organisation understands requirements (volumes, behaviours and skills) and recruits effectively and efficiently to meet future requirements
  • Develop and maintain UK SBS’s employee value proposition
  • Equip managers to undertake sound selection decisions, recognising they are ambassadors for UK SBS

Talent Strategy and Planning:

  • Develop the tools and processes to enable line managers to identify and support prospective talent
  • Support the Executive to undertake proactive succession planning, creating opportunities for talent development
  • Lead the apprentice schemes across the business
  • Ensure support for appropriate professional qualifications
  • Co-ordinate the mentoring scheme

Training Delivery and Projects:

  • Undertake Training Needs Analysis to systematically identify requirements
  • Develop a blended learning approach to delivery
  • Identify and deliver mandatory training requirements
  • Ensure effective induction
  • Work with training specialist to develop and deliver bespoke learning
  • Source suitable professional and skills-based learning

Other:

  • Work closely with the HRBP (Employee Relations and Reward) to ensure a holistic approach to UK SBS’s employee value proposition, organisational culture and values, employee wellbeing and diversity and inclusion
  • Support project teams as required
  • Undertake other duties as required

Please click on the job titles above for the criteria and how to apply.  We welcome applications for both roles if you feel you would be suitable for either, however you will have to submit an application under each vacancy.

Closing Date: 3rd April 2020

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Why work for UK SBS?

UK SBS is a friendly, reputable business offering:

A competitive salary

A generous 28 days annual leave rising to 30 days within 3 years of service

A substantial pension scheme

Lifestyle and healthcare benefits.

UK SBS is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer which means we are committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair and accessible to all. We value diversity in our organisation and take positive action to attract talented individuals and support them in fulfilling their potential.

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HR Business Partner (Employee Relations and Reward)

HR Business Partner (Talent, Learning and Resourcing)