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Lead People Partner – Tech & Product

Category:

Human Resources

Location:

Central London

Salary Range:

£90 000 + bonus + shares
Having recently become a public company, our client have raised a large amount of capital to accelerate the development of their AI-driven R&D platform.
With an inspiring social mission, this progressive business have forged a brilliant reputation and have successfully attracted world-class engineering and research talent.
With an inspiring social mission, this progressive business are a leading light within Biotech. They have experienced incredibly fast growth over the last few years and now plan to expand from 400 to 550 ppl this year.

About the role:

Working as part of a strong, unified people team, the People Partner is a role designed to work in partnership with designated Groups and managers, developing detailed understanding of the specific issues and challenges within the areas. A key focus will be delivering proactive and responsive people advice and successfully implementing the people strategy that delivers solutions.

The role will have specific responsibility for providing professional advice and consultancy to managers on a range of issues, which will include managing the entire employee life cycle. This will include providing coaching in people management, developing and updating policies, ensuring that payroll and benefits are actioned, managing the onboarding process, managing and implementing a range of organisational change projects and producing and analysing workforce metrics to aid decision making.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing advice and support to managers: Working closely with management teams within designated directorates, attending team meetings and providing high level advice and consultancy support Supporting managers in making decisions which are consistent with organisational values, policies and practices and are consistently applied
  • Supporting the wider People team in projects in line with business requirements, developing project and implementation plans, monitoring progress and escalating issues where required
  • Contributing to a positive employee relations culture, respecting formal and informal channels of communication, whilst also developing new models for communicating and engaging with staff
  • Working with managers to develop staffing structures, job roles and contractual arrangements that best meet the changing needs of the business.
  • To help manage change in a way that balances legal, contractual issues with practical considerations
  • Supporting, developing and coaching people managers to manage all people issues in line with company policies, ideally resolving issues where possible at an early stage
  • Monitoring, tracking and carrying out sickness reviews to support management processes, liaising with occupational health and other support services at an early stage and ensuring that regular reports and information is provided to managers
  • Working in partnership with managers to ensure all review meetings are undertaken and providing assistance and coaching where necessary
  • Capturing learning and development trends and needs, cascading to the L&D Manager where as appropriate
  • Assessing the quality of review meetings and working closely with the Head of People Partnering to identify and support training needs
  • Contributing to ensuring that people systems and administrative processes are efficient, effective and responsive to company needs, reviewing practices and the use of technology where necessary
  • Promoting the active use of people systems, policies and processes, challenging appropriately as necessary.
  • Advising managers on our processes of non-employees e.g. consultants, contractors temporary workers etc

About you:

  • Recent experience partnering a Tech client group within a progressive Tech company
  • Up to speed with HRIS technology
  • Approach issues with a ‘can do attitude’, driving tasks forward to a successful conclusion Seen as an ambassador for the people services team
  • Evidence of resilience
  • Flexibility to undertake business travel to office locations
  • Proven ability to establish personal credibility quickly, demonstrate the organisation’s values and build trust with colleagues at all levels
  • Excellent relationship building with the ability to collaborate, persuade and influence effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines while working with ambiguity
  • Ability to hold challenging conversations while remaining relaxed
  • Evidence of sound judgement and a people-focused approach
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • CIPD qualified, Member status (MCIPD) Graduate or equivalent experience

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