HR Consultant

Posted 02 June 2023
Salary £55000 - £58000 per annum + Hybrid, Pensions, Bonus
Job type Contract
DisciplineHR & Executive Support
Contact NameTony English

Job description

An exciting opportunity has become available for a HR Consultant to join a leading organisation within the London/Essex area.

This HR Consultant supports the delivery of the workforce strategy, functional HR and organisational strategy through the development and delivery of people initiatives aligned to programmes of work. The HR Consultant works collaboratively within People and Programme teams and are responsible for building trusting relationships with business functions to ensure the successful delivery of strategic initiatives and associated outcomes.

As an influential HR Consultant, this role requires both HR expertise and thought leadership to have the credibility needed to influence leaders at all levels within the organisation to ensure alignment between people initiatives, programme activities and functional/organisational strategy to delivery sustainable outcomes over the medium to long term.

Key Responsibilities of the HR Consultant

  • Operational planning and performance review to maintain exceptional service delivery and ensures the political objectives and priorities of the council are met
  • Working collaboratively within and across functions to support the delivery of best possible outcomes for our customers on a financially sustainable basis.
  • Maintain and nurture collaborative relationships with other teams in the function and external organisations that support the delivery of annual plans.
  • Implementing changes to improve the area of work, while maintaining the highest possible levels of service quality are continually delivered
  • Managing complex issues that meet the needs of customers and delivery the best possible outcomes
  • Effective utilisation of digital technologies and innovation across the function.
  • Equality and diversity is celebrated and considered as part of all decisions taken.
  • Using professional expertise to translate goals and plans into ways of working that comply with relevant legislation and statutory requirements and manages a level of appropriate risk.
  • Act as the HR SME providing advice, guidance and thought leadership to both programme teams and functional leadership to ensure alignment between people initiatives and programme outcomes. Managing more complex case work and change programmes, using personal judgement in making effective decisions, ensuring matters can move forward and options considered.
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of people initiatives within programme of work, acting as a critical friend, to lead and shape strategies and transformational change.
  • Challenge the size, shape, and capability of the workforce, using organisation design and development and strategic workforce planning to make sure that the business is set up to deliver its wider organisational strategy, with accountability for role and process design to deliver sustainable programme outcomes.
  • Act as an intelligent customer, identifying, specifying and quality assuring people interventions within programmes of work; working closely with centres of expertise to share views and insight which inform and shape programme people strategies and development, identifying efficiencies and driving continuous improvement.
  • Build, manage and maintain trusted relationships with leaders at all levels, forming alliances with internal and external stakeholders, identifying emerging trends and best practice, using these to improve business capacity and capability within the programmes of work.
  • Use people and business data analytics, performance, and informal feedback to develop insight and solutions; using these to influence decision making within programmes and across functional teams. Undertake intelligence and insight gathering to measure impact and to ensure such insights can be used to drive and address underlying business issues.
  • Coach leaders and managers in dealing with business change project implementation (including redesign, redundancy, TUPE) and moderate to high complexity cases, individual performance, and employee relations issues, providing high quality advice based on an in-depth knowledge of employment and case law, policy and good practice, including conflict resolution and mediation.

Benefits include

  • Family Friendly flexible Working
  • Generous holiday and special leave allowances (including the option to purchase holiday)
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Life Assurance of three times annual salary
  • Volunteering leave (up to 4 days per year)
  • Employee wellbeing and counselling
  • Travel discounts & season ticket loans
  • Learning and Development opportunities/coaching & mentoring
  • Payment of professional fees for approved professions
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Lease car scheme (dependent on business needs).
  • Up to £8,000 relocation package (subject to terms and conditions).
  • Healthcare and Dental Plans at corporate rates
  • Cycle to Work through salary sacrifice
  • Tax-free savings on childcare via salary sacrifice
  • Discounts and benefits at many local and national outlets
  • Cashback on purchases.