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HR Project Manager/Business Partner

  • Salary: £240 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 18/07/2017
  • Job reference: J370558A

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HR Project Manager/Business Partner - Change Programme


£30 p/h Max

Contract initially till 01/18

Deliver cross-division project management delivery of bids, acquisitions, people transitions and large scale change programmes, ensuring business alignment and legal compliance.


  • Act as the lead HR interface for all people transitions both in and out of the division.
  • Be the primary SSD HR interface into the commercial bid teams during the tender process, effectively interfacing with the HR teams, line management and bid team.
  • Compliance with the strategic HR approach to bids, acquisitions, and people transitions, in order to maximise cost effectiveness and risk management during the bid management process.
  • 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.
  • Develop client, trade union, employee representative and individual transferee relationships during the consultation process, establishing Agreements where necessary for positive future partnerships.
  • Accountable for union and employee collective consultation within the division as part of large scale change programmes.
  • Organise, collate and deliver people information relating to large scale exits from the company in accordance with contractual requirements and data protection constraints.
  • 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.

Technical skills and 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.

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance

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