HR Business Partner

  • Location

    Chester, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities, HR Jobs

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  • Contact:

    Dameon Hulse

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Job Purpose

To support the Head of HR in providing the strategic interface between HR and the business. With a deep understanding of the business, this role is a trusted partner to business Leaders and integral to the achievement of overall business and functional results. The role holder will also deputise for the Site HR Manager in his absence.

Key internal and external relations


Lead Team and functional heads to advise on change management.

Trade Unions in managing day to day employee relations issues, where influencing skills are required

Within the HR Team the main relationships are as a direct report to the Site HR Manager and as Line Manager as detailed above. Relationships are also important with other HR Business Partners within the HR Team to ensure the provision of integrated high quality support to the business


Managing the service delivery of 3rd Party providers e.g. Recruitment Partner and outsourced partner for learning and development

Off-site Trade Union Officials for employee relations

HR Managers at the other Client Sites for benchmarking

Key Accountabilities

Partner with Business Leaders to deliver a HR service and people strategy in line with the needs and priorities of the business.

Build organisational capability through effective resourcing and learning and development processes to ensure the organisation is fit to deliver the business plan.

Work closely with Business Leaders to identify and manage organisational change programmes.

Drive performance management to ensure high performing workforce where individuals attain their optimum performance.

Deal with complex or sensitive day to day people management issues to ensure positive employee relations.

Develop and implement employee engagement initiatives across the business to drive sustainable performance.

Lead and motivate the HR Team to ensure service delivery is of a high standard.

Experience Required

Significant HR experience working as a senior leader or Business Partner

Experience of managing complex employee relations issues within a unionised environment

Demonstrable leadership experience

Experience of leading organisational change projects

Strong commercial and financial acumen

Vocational qualifications

Degree or CIPD qualified with a strong commitment to CPD or significant relevant experience