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HR Policy & Project Specialist

  • Location London
  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH127002

HR Policy & Projects Specialist

Immediate start

Available on a permanent or initial 6 month fixed-term basis

Salary up to £40,800 per annum

Public Sector

Flexible working

I am delighted to be working exclusively with this local government client in their bid to find their next HR Policy & Projects Specialist, either on a permanent or fixed-term basis.

The primary purpose of this role is to research, draft and implement HR policy, practice notes, guidance documents and Codes of Practice in order that HR processes are transparent and reasonable, and support the organisations Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda, which in turn informs the design and implementation of the Workforce Development Strategy to create an inclusive workspace.

This role will also lead on numerous HR transformation projects, initiatives and developments and ensure effective delivery and implementation of project objectives.

Assisting the HR Employment and Reward Manager with a portfolio of policy innovations, you will be expected to work closely with both the EDI Lead and other Senior HR Managers.

This standalone role is extremely important to the organisations growth and continuation of best practice.

Key responsibilities

- Research, benchmark and draft updates to the Council's HR policies and codes of practice to ensure processes reflect their values and strategy

- Collaborate with managers, trade unions and staff network leads to ensure proposed policies and changes to policies are appropriately negotiated or consulted upon

- Identify HR process and projects for transformation, acting as a change agent to deliver improvements through project activity and deliverables

- Prepare reports for CJC and Staff and Remuneration Committees, ensuring that policies go through the appropriate stages of financial and legal evaluation

- Work closely with Communications, IT, EDI and HR colleagues

- Ensure that Equality Impact Assessments are undertaken for all HR policies and that role profiles/job adverts are assessed for bias

- Prepare and present reports, guidance, briefing notes and other documentation as required to support necessary changes

Skills required

- Previous experience of the development of policy within an HR environment

- The ability to build lasting relationships with staff networks, trade unions and managers

- Excellent written skills to produce policy documents in a coherent, concise and accessible manner

- Ability to work autonomously

- Ability to work with complex, sensitive and confidential information in a clear and logical manner

- Good communications skills with an ability to engage and communicate to staff at all levels

What next?

My client is looking to interview and appoint ASAP so please either apply below or contact Richard on to discuss further.