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HR Business Partner

Job Title: HR Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 51000-53000
Start Date: February 2020
Reference: 031661
Job Published: February 05, 2020 16:46

Job Description

HR Business Partner 031661
Organisation - HR Delivery
Job - Business Partnering
Position Type - Full Time
Salary £51-53K depending on skills and experience plus excellent benefits

Permanent and Fixed term opportunities available


Role Purpose


This role is accountable for supporting the Senior HR Business Partner with the development and delivery of their designated business units and people plans. You will also provide insight and recommend interventions to improve organisation effectiveness acting as a 'critical friend' to the business.

You will also support day-to-day employee relations activity, including; consultation, negotiation and dispute resolution.



Key Accountabilities


• Partner with senior leaders and colleagues (across HR and in specialist areas) to deliver priorities and activities as part of their business units people plan and HR BAU deliverables
• Develop strong relationships with senior mangers and drive business performance through effective coaching/influencing
• Use business insights to influence opinions, challenge leaders and colleagues by recommending interventions to improve organisation effectiveness as well as about the current risks or benefits of their decisions, actions and behaviours that affect the long-term reputation and performance of the organisation
• Support the Senior HR Business Partner to work with the business on Employee Relations matters (including negotiation and consultation), build positive relationships with Trade Unions and employees, seeking support from Employee Relations Specialists as required
• Take the lead and work on HR projects / programmes as requested by the Senior HR Business Partner ensuring the efficient delivery and evaluation
• Work with the business as a change expert to manage the efficient delivery and evaluation of change programmes, especially where related to people activities Ensure effective and timely implementation of HR initiatives in line with business priorities and the TfL People Strategy

Key interfaces:

• Directors and senior mangers to jointly identify their people requirements
People Strategy Hub, Strategic Planning & Governance, Employee Communications and Engagement and HR Operations teams to join up work and ensure fully coordinated delivery
• Employee Relations to seek subject matter expert advice
• Trade Union representatives to ensure constructive and professional relationships
• Chairs of safety forums/officials from safety health and environment to enable constructive and professional relationships
• Organisational change programmes e.g. TUPE, organisational re-design, restructuring programmes etc.

Skills, knowledge and Experience all essential unless otherwise stated:




• How collective employee relations needs to be managed in a complex and highly unionised environment
• Knowledge of Trade Unions, their goals and internal structures and governance. Knowledge of Trade Union legislation.
• Professionally qualified, e.g. higher level degree or equivalent (desirable)
• Knowledge of method of identifying root causes and provide interventions to enable achievement of business objectives and high performance
• Employment legislation and ACAS best practice and what the organisation needs to do to mitigate relevant risk
• Managing mid-level consulting projects and applying expertise to provide business advice to senior managers. Conducts analysis and identifies issues, recommending and implementing solutions to internal customer needs


• Can skilfully balance risks and innovations in trialling new ideas or translating insights into action
• Knows how to offer professional, up-to-date, sensible advice to leaders, managers, staff and peers and is regularly sought out to do so and also challenges conventional wisdom
• Coaching senior management and utilise subject experts for guidance in areas outside of own expertise
• Knows how to gather data from a variety of sources and provide effective insight and analysis to inform credible conclusions and influence business units and the people strategy
• Identify lessons learned and further improvements needed
• Communication skills - highly effective written and presentation skills at all levels


• Experience of performing an employee relations business partnering role in a large, complex and highly unionised organisation
• Demonstrated experience of successfully managing change
• Experience of applying commercial and strategic awareness to problem solving
• Experience of the negotiation and consultation process and can handle challenges with the ability to draft options and define the approach working with key stakeholders
• Experience of the consultation process and can actively pre-empt and prepare for Trade Union challenges


To apply, please attach your CV and a brief covering letter which should be no more than one side of A4 setting out how you meet the requirements of the role.



Closing date for applications is Monday 10th February 2020 at 23:59


We may close this advert early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications

This is a re-advertisement - please do not reapply if you have applied within the previous 6 months

Equality and Diversity

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

What you’ll get:


TfL offers the following benefits package;

Free Travel in London – a free oyster card for you and also for a nominee of your choice
75% reimbursement of National Rail season ticket purchases, with the option to buy this using an interest free loan from TfL
Discounted Eurostar travel – from £49 return per person
Annual Pay Review – (Pay for Performance review every April)
Private Healthcare
30 days annual leave
Final Salary Pension Scheme
Excellent work-life balance
Extensive growth and development plans – Secondment Opportunities into different business areas / roles
A number of discounts available at shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas, retail and home-ware shops
Cycle to Work Scheme