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Our kind of HR is one that partners closely with the business. As a team, we pull together and chip in the moment help is needed. We love to brainstorm ideas and we drive innovation in our work. Ensuring our working practices are inclusive is top of our agenda.

If that's your kind of HR too, we'd love to hear from you. We're looking for a HR Business Partner to join us on a maternity cover contract.

We're a small team of four with lots of ambitious projects so as well as working on HR generalist issues, you'll be involved in and lead on a range of value adding initiatives.

Please note this is a 9 month fixed term contract initially with an estimated start date of February/March 2019. We are open to those looking for part time/flexible working.

Your role:

You'll provide a full range of generalist HR support to a client group of approximately 90 staff, with a particular focus on partnering with and advising the Assistant Director and Manager populations. You'll also work closely with the Assistant Director, Head of HR in the design and delivery of strategic HR projects. Also in the team is an HR Assistant - who you will line manage - and a Recruitment Adviser.

Your role is broken down into the following core areas:

1. Talent Agenda
  • Support new managers in attaining personal coaching and other training and development interventions as required.
  • Actively seek to understand the focus of employees' development pl...
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    • Actively seek to understand the focus of employees' development plans in order to inform training and succession planning activities.
    • Undertake project work as required to establish new processes / initiatives relating to the talent and learning and development agenda.
    • Manage relationships with training providers, monitoring the training budget effectively.

    • 2. Employee Relations
    • Confidently provide advice and support to managers and employees on Employee Relations matters.
    • Provide options to take issues forward and seek out appropriate solutions, ensuring legal risks have been fully explored and advice has been taken as appropriate.

    • 3. Performance Management
    • Provide coaching and support to ABI Assistant Directors and Managers on the effective handling of the performance cycle, from setting objectives to handling mid-year and end of year discussions.

    • 4. Line management
    • Take responsibility for overseeing the delivery of key operational processes in line with the monthly / annual cycles e.g. payroll and benefits processing, new joiner administration, HR system administration.

    • You'll also:
    • Support the Recruitment Adviser with resourcing activity as required during high volume periods.
    • Work collaboratively with the HR Assistant to ensure leaver processes run smoothly, carrying out exit interviews with staff as required.
    • Provide a sounding board to the Recruitment Adviser on operational issues and provide a suggested steer in the absence of the Assistant Director, Head of HR as required.
    • Deputise for the Assistant Director, Head of HR as required with the Executive Team and Directors.

    • What training and benefits are offered?

      On your first day we'll take you through a full company induction. You'll then have inductions to get you up to speed with anything from Events to how our finances work, plus one to ones with relevant colleagues. Everyone goes on the CII Introduction to Insurance course and will receive plenty of on the job training. We host various Staff Learning Events throughout the year and you will be able to attend relevant ABI and industry events.

      Additional training will be driven by your own personal needs and ambitions and we have a range of courses as part of our Learning and Development offering.

      More detail on our company benefits can be found here.

      We're looking for:

      We're not looking for any particular industry background but you will need:
    • A substantial amount of generalist HR experience, with a proven track record of successfully leading on the delivery of HR initiatives.
    • A proactive approach to managing relationships with stakeholders and able to establish yourself a trusted partner to their client group.
    • Broad and up-to-date knowledge of employment legislation and experience of managing complex employee relations issues independently.
    • The ability and experience to deputise for the Assistant Director, Head of HR as and when required.

    • As a person, you'll be approachable but diplomatic and assertive in a respectful manner when you need to be. We're a small but ambitious team so it's imperative you are team focused, collaborative and forward thinking in your approach to HR.


      Please apply via the link below with your CV and covering letter. The deadline for applications is 6 January 2019.

      Please note that as part of your application, we may ask questions regarding your background to support our commitment to maintaining diversity and inclusion in our workforce. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary and the information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. Access is limited to only relevant and necessary staff members.

      About us:

      The ABI is the voice of the UK's world leading insurance and long-term savings industry. A productive, inclusive and thriving sector, we are an industry that provides peace of mind to households and businesses across the UK and powers the growth of local and regional economies by enabling trade, risk taking, investment and innovation.

      The UK insurance industry is the largest in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. It is an essential part of the UK's economic strength, managing investments of over £1.7 trillion and paying nearly £12bn in taxes to the Government. It employs nearly 325,000 individuals, of which around a third are employed directly by providers with the remainder in auxiliary services such as broking.

      If you would like to know more about the ABI and the work we do please visit www.abi.org.uk. You can find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram too.
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    HR Business Partner
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