The position for HR Manager in Reading is no longer available
The purpose of this role is to operate as a key member of the senior Stream Head/Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Lead Partners team structure and work in a collaborative way to create and deliver a business focused HR strategy, which directs the firms business growth plans.
This role reports directly into Head of HR Generalists, with dotted line reporting to Lead Partner and HR Partner to manage this substantial change management project. The HR Manager will develop their role in line with the commercial needs of the national business and build their credibility in the way they involve and work with others.
This role covers Birmingham, Bristol and Reading SBU'S. Ideally the role is based in Reading, but a permanent base in Birmingham would also be considered.
Building strong relationships with stream leaders, partners and line management and establishing themselves as a key member of the national stream group
Demonstrating strong commercial awareness, with the ability to identify critical business issues and anticipate the people management interventions required to address them
Develop structured, stream relevant, pragmatic recommendations and strategies for implementation.
Influences and shapes the change agenda, including organisation and structural changes, identifies obstacles and develops strategies to overcome them
Lead the development of the HR strategy for each stream based on business and local requirements and linked to the overall HR Strategy and plans, with specific focus on talent management, performance management, reward and employee relations
Proactively plan the attraction, reward and retention of key talent in conjunction with the partners and line management. Plan and deliver implementation with the wider HR team
Pragmatically manage and coach partners and managers through high profile/senior employee relations issues where necessary
Coach and develop the Stream Partners and Managers to assist delivery of the business plan
Works closely with the wider HR team to facilitate delivery of the HR strategy for each stream
Manage, develop and coach a team of four HR Advisers
Desired Skills & Experience
Relevant degree/ professional qualification
Needs to demonstrate significant experience gained in an HR Manager/Business Partner role
Professional Services experience preferred
Experience of working in a values based and client focused organisation
Sound knowledge of employment law and experience of dealing with senior level employee relations issues
Commercial awareness and business acumen
The ability to build lasting relationships and have a genuine interest in and curiosity about the business is essential.
Strong coaching skills and the ability to adapt their style to different individuals/situations