Interim HR Business Partner x 2 – Human Resources

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Interim HR Business Partner x 2 - Human Resources
Contract / Temporary

Cheshire 5208683

Posted: 22nd June 2022 15:36
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  • Pay Rate:

    £24.94 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Sandbach,

    CW11 1HZ

What's involved with this role:

Interim HR Business Partner x 2 - Human Resources

Reference no:  Cheshire 5208683

The purpose of the role is to lead and manage a team of HR Operations staff focusing on the delivery of the Workforce Strategy and Service Workforce Plans through effective business partnering and policy development to translate business strategies into people solutions and drive continuous improvement to ensure that the people need of the Council are met

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead, direct and develop a team of professional staff to provide HR services to services through the delivery of Service Workforce plans and effective business partnering, influencing and challenge so that client needs are met.
  • Develop, lead and promote HR initiatives/projects and specialisms and advise on implementation to ensure they are fit for purpose and meet the needs of the business.
  • Provide high level professional HR advice, guidance, support and leadership through business partnering to Senior Management Teams, Council Managers and others to ensure that the people needs of the Council are met, including in the development of the service workforce plans.
  • Develop and maintain effective channels of communication, consultation and negotiation between management, employees and their representatives to ensure participative and harmonious working relationships.
  • Analyse, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of people management strategies, in liaison with across the HR service, to drive continuous improvement and ensure efficient service delivery.
  • Working with the HR Policy and Reward team, provide practical and operational contribution to developing and maintaining a framework of HR policies, procedures and processes so that they meet customer need, legal requirements are applied and the Council meets its good practice obligations.
  • Develop and lead on organisational design and change management programmes, in conjunction with the other teams in the HR Service, so that structures, workforce levels and composition, employee performance and training provision reflect the needs of the business and Council standards.
  • Lead on escalated and complex casework, investigations and employee relation matters (including Appeals) and provide professional HR advice and support to Senior Managers and others to ensure that employees are treated in a fair and consistent way and the Council meets its statutory obligations.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver bespoke training, development and Workshops for Senior Managers and others to ensure best practice is achieved in relation to the treatment of employees.
  • Provide high level professional HR advice on the interpretation and application of best practice, legislation, terms and conditions, pensions and related matters so that employees are managed in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Provide support to employee relations matters and service Joint Consultative and Negotiating.
  • Panels (JCNP’s) and other groups so as to achieve participative, effective and harmonious working relationships throughout the Council.
  • Attend local and regional meetings to represent the Council on HR matters and disseminate key messages to the wider HR community to ensure the Councils policies and processes are up to date and meet business needs.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Relevant degree or equivalent Member of CIPD (MCIPD).


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Significant post qualification operational and policy development experience including experience at a senior level.
  3. Advanced knowledge of HR policies, procedures and processes and related professional practices, employment law, case law, organisational design principles, change management, local government conditions of service and pensions etc.
  4. Business partnering Research methods for policy development Training methods and techniques Business acumen for developing income generation plans.
  5. Ability to interpret policies/procedures in a pragmatic way to solve organisational and individual problems.
  6. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Interim HR Business Partner x 2 - Human Resources
Client Category: Local Authority

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