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HR Business Partner – Employee Relations

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 22 July 2021

Salary: £66,005 p.a. + benefits

The HR function focuses on aligning the Secretariat’s human resources with its mission, capabilities and changing mandates to ensure that it carries out its functions effectively and efficiently. In addition, the HR Team develops and implements HR management policies, procedures and practices suitable for a modern international governmental organization, taking into account the Secretariat’s needs and best practices.

The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) serves as a strategic partner and provides effective HR operational services and advice to Directors, Line Managers and staff in their designated client groups in order to support the delivery of organisational objectives and outcomes. The role will work towards ensuring a positive, consistent and equitable staff experience for their client divisions. The role includes skilled input into a broad range of HR policy work, developing and implementing operational procedures, managing complex and varied employee relations cases and ensuring that HR data and reporting is fit for purpose to inform decision making. This post will work closely with the HR Leadership in reviewing/developing HR policies.

Responsibilities of the HR Business Partner, Employee Relations includes (but is not limited to): HR Strategy, Policy Development and Implementation; Recruitment, Induction, Contracts; Employee Relations; Performance Management; Employee Engagement; and HR Projects and general responsibilities.

To be considered for this opportunity you will need Post-graduate University Degree or equivalent in Management, Human Resource Management/Development, Public or Business Administration, or a related area, and a professional qualification in Human Resources such as CIPD (Chartered membership), SHRM, HRCI (SPHR and above) or equivalent professional accreditation.

You will also need: 10 years progressively responsible experience in a broad range of generalist human resources management with a minimum of 4 years’ in-depth experience in employee relations. Knowledge and experience in the application of modern, best practice generalist Human Resources policies (including diversity and inclusion) and processes across the full range of business partnering services. Experience in providing strategic and best practice advice and support to line managers and senior management across the full range of generalist HR and ER in a multicultural or international environment. In depth experience and skills in managing complex employee relations cases successfully, including significant input into preparation of tribunal/litigation cases; evidence of demonstrating high levels of initiative and autonomy at manager or HRBP level or equivalent are also required. Please refer to the job description for full details.

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter. Covering letters should be structured to address the key criteria required in the person specification, giving clear examples.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries.  We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

Closing date: 22 July 2021, 17:00 BST

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