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HR Project Manager

Human Resources
Job Type:


HR Project Manager/Business Partner
3 month contract

• Provide input into the line of business people strategy, implement and embed across business area of responsibility, along with business unit and sector strategic HR initiatives for consistency of approach.
• Act as champion in communicating and embedding HR strategy, initiatives, policies and procedures across business area of responsibility, business unit or division, interfacing with divisional Technical Hubs as appropriate.
• Provide input to the design of HR policy, programmes, projects, methodologies and solutions in support of business' projects for greater co-ordination and consistency of approach (may be line of business, business unit or divisional specific and country wide or global).
• Project manage through support and delivery of HR policy, change programmes, strategic HR initiatives and projects across business area of responsibility (e.g. restructures, people transitions, performance management, employee opinion surveys, talent programmes, management development, succession planning etc.) across the Land Sector business units.
• Provide expertise in good people management practice using external knowledge and business insights to identify and drive change by analysing employee trends, behaviour and employee engagement.
• Act as consultant and coach to line managers in relation to HR programmes, Land Sector leadership framework and companies principles to ensure consistency of approach to cultural aspects and development of management and HR specialist capability.
• Act as champion and review and promote best practice in people-related matters in support of business strategy.
• Accountable for influencing positive employee relations within business area of responsibility to maintain and improve business output requirements and ensure increased employee engagement.
• Act as champion in developing and maintaining positive relationships with line managers, business unit/divisional specialists, trade unions and administrative shared services etc.
• Contribute to the continuous improvement of the provision of HR collateral associated with tender responses and processes.
• Accountable for the accuracy, timeliness and quality of HR responses as required during the tender process, ensuring consistency of approach across the division.
• Plan, manage and seamlessly execute people transitions both in and out of the company whilst minimising associated risk.
• Accountable for carrying out due diligence and the provision of an accurate and timely cost model for the purposes of future contract costings and profit, to include any costs arising from necessary transformation plans involving people changes.
• Review all contractual arrangements associated with the people aspects of a proposal, and make recommendations for consideration by the client in order to protect the organisational position.
• Comply with the divisional approach to managing change programmes to ensure consistency of approach, compliance, and maximising the people experience whilst minimising risk within the business.
• Comply with all HR PMO governance, control procedures and project management methodologies, including supporting tools, guidelines and templates, in order to ensure consistent of application across the division

Key Interfaces -
• Senior business leaders and operational key stakeholders.
• HR Directors
• Lead HR Business Partners and HR Business Partners.
• HR Shared Service Centre.
• Group HR functions e.g. Pensions.
• Commercial functions.

Technical Skills & Experience for an HR Project Manager:
• Demonstrable generalist HR experience.
• Extensive experience in planning and managing large scale and complex change programmes.
• Extensive experience in providing HR specialist input to business tenders and in managing the seamless transition of people in and out of a company, balancing legislation and the needs of the business.
• Experience in conducting due diligence exercises, costing the information gathered and developing a terms and conditions proposal in a transfer scenario.
• Clear experience in developing and maintaining positive customer relationships for the purpose of joint objectives and outcomes.
• Experience in reviewing contractual clauses associated with the people aspects of a proposal and making recommendations in order to protect the organisational position.
• Demonstrable experience in developing relationships with Trade Unions and establishing partnership arrangements for ongoing positive interactions.
• Ability to translate complex legislation in to everyday language and to implement projects pragmatically in order to balance compliance with business requirements.
• Up to date knowledge of employment law.

Qualifications for an HR Project Manager:
• Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant experience.
• Member CIPD qualified.

At First Recruitment we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That's why our consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

This is a superb opportunity for anyone looking to work for a reputable organisation.

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