Senior HR Advisor (HR Business Partner)

Senior HR Advisor (HR Business Partner)

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London, United Kingdom.
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Reports to: People Services Lead

Location: London – Heathrow

Introduction to role

Vanderlande is the global market leader in automation systems and solutions for customers within the Airports, Parcel & Warehousing sectors striving to improve the competitiveness of our customers through Value Added logistic process automation.

The Senior HR Advisor is part of the People Services Organisation and provides support across a wide range of tactical HR processes and practices that enable the company to meet its strategic and operational goals. The Senior HR Advisor covers topics and questions that couldn't be covered by Manager Self Service or through the HR Service Agents (tier 1) and often focus on individual cases. As a strong partner to our Centre of Excellence (COE) teams and our HR Business Partners this role will ensure the successful delivery and execution of our HR priorities and programmes at a local level.

Role Responsibilities

If you are passionate about creating a great employee experience, People Services is the place for you! This role is central to maintaining a cohesive and positive working environment within the HR team, so being hands on and ready to help with whatever comes up is essential. This is a great opportunity for any individual who wants to make a direct impact on people and culture.

Your responsibilities and activities will include:

  • Understanding the profile of the business area, the strategic goals and develop, agreeing and delivering an operationally aligned People Plan, in conjunction with our corporate and local HR strategy, to support business goals.
  • Partnering and collaborating with senior/management teams, to provide pragmatic and viable solutions to bring the people agenda to life as a highly credible and trusted generalist.
  • Provide coaching & guidance to managers on best practice with regard to a wide variety of employee related matters
  • Lead initiatives and programmes which deliver positive employee engagement. This also include leadership of our Glint engagement survey and action planning to continually build on strengths and opportunity areas.
  • Lead the development of UK-wide HR policies, processes, and values that are both compliant with legislation and match best practice. This also includes all statutory compliance programmes including but not limited to Gender Pay reporting, Modern Slavery statement requirements and IR35 compliance.
  • Supports ad hoc projects and activities related to People Services
  • Be the Subject matter expert on all employee relations issues, including capability, absence management, health, redundancy, to ensure successful and timely resolution and mitigation of risk.
  • Coach managers to build capability, encouraging them to think through issues and giving them confidence and knowledge to handle difficult and sensitive matters whilst ensuring they fully understand the risk/implications.
  • Responsible for collaborating with the People Services lead to understand and implement processes, focusing on employee experience and continuous improvement of employee life events
  • Responsible for identifying service issues, proactively proposing improvements and leading or supporting the implementation of changes
  • Collaborate with our global team on rolling out and sequencing of all global-led HR initiatives. Working with the key stakeholders to tailor and prioritise the programmes as appropriate. Analyse and assess the risks associated with individual programmes, including the impact on employees, teams and wider business.
  • Deliver locally on Global HR processes across the full Employee LifeCycle. This includes processes across the Performance Management, Career Development and Succession Planning spectrum.
  • Team Play
  • Be part of (one or more) Capability Expert Communities to bring in the People Services perspective in the overall maintenance and improvement of HR Capabilities.
  • Drive continuous improvement – design, deliver and improve local for local key people initiatives and processes in order to ensure best class service.

Role Qualification and Skills

  • Passionate about providing a proactive and value-add HR service.
  • Any exposure to Union relationships and TUPE, will be well received.
  • Strong project management and demonstrable experience in leading significant projects and policy roll-out.
  • A flexible self-starter with strong initiative, excellent organisational and multitasking skills who is capable of working autonomously, managing and prioritising their own workload and understanding when and where to seek guidance.
  • Strong working knowledge of UK employment legislation, policies & procedures and best practices
  • Full CIPD qualified
  • Proven ability to work with stakeholders at all levels.
  • You should have experience of working in a matrix organisation in conjunction with central functions & delivery partners.
  • Proven ability to influence and negotiate across diverse groups and levels
  • Workday (HR system) experience would be useful but not essential

What we offer

  • 28 days of annual leave (excluding public holidays)
  • Bupa Medical Cover
  • YuLife – Wellbeing membership with fast access to GP appointments, promotion of health and wellbeing along with daily quests to gain Yucoins that can be swapped for shopping vouchers
  • Perkbox includes things such as free eye tests at Specsavers including discounts on Glasses, free cinema vouchers and a weekly free coffee from Nero. Along with hundreds of savings on day-to-day shopping, trips etc.
  • A challenging work environment with lots of opportunities of career progression.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension with Aviva

Vanderlande is fully committed to supporting, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion and welcomes applications from all candidates who meet our job specifications. If you feel there is a barrier that potentially prevents you from applying, we are always happy to discuss or explore, any reasonable adjustments can be made to support your application.