HR consultant

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Location: Reading

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20013290


What is the purpose of the role?

Would you like to join the UK’s largest utility company? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR professional to join us. This role will deliver a professional, high quality and customer focused HR service to a population of 500, supporting our operational leaders within our Waste Customer Field Services division. You will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the people strategy, identifying, leading & delivering specific people projects and supporting the business to achieve its targets. You will be confident in working with data to analyse trends and drive fact based decisions to deliver a change in performance.

What makes this role unique?

This is an exciting role to work within a fast-paced HR Team which offers exposure to senior stakeholders and opportunities for personal growth and development. You will be at the forefront of positive change, taking ownership of our people, helping the Waste business deliver their strategy.

What will this role involve?

This role will involve:

Working as part of the overall Waste HR team to implement and deliver our people strategy.

Partnering effectively within the business to deliver a high quality HR service to our people.

Supporting cultural/operational change programmes which support both customer and operational excellence and instil a performance culture across the business.

Enhancing management capability through the provision of expert advice and guidance, facilitating workshops, and providing specialist information and recommendations to our leaders in order to assist and influence decision making.

Proactively challenging current practices and making recommendations for continuous improvement.

Analysing and interpreting HR people data to measure and manage performance and communicate the results and findings to our leaders across the business.

Making recommendations & advice following on from data analysis; suggesting a change in focus where appropriate.

Liaising with our Managers Advice Service on complex ER cases understanding what cases we have; signposting managers to use this service on day to day people issues; attending formal hearing where appropriate.

Building, maintaining and managing both internal and external relationships with key stakeholders and professional bodies, to enhance the quality of the HR service and support the business in the delivery of business objectives.

Working closely with the HR teams across the business to support the delivery of business needs, ensuring strategies and planned benefits are understood and influencing HR thinking and solutions.

What are we looking for?

Are you an accomplished HR practitioner with experience in people-projects? We are seeking an HR professional with excellent influencing and communication skills and a track record of delivering high quality outputs. You will have demonstrable project delivery capability and be commercially aware along with having a strong problem solving mindset and the ability to use tools to manipulate and present data in order to improve performance. A sound knowledge of HR principles, ER practices and employment law is required, with experience of working with employee representatives and trade unions. You must have a sound comprehension of HR and business models and their application in meeting business requirements. You will have worked in a large matrix environment, having built excellent working relationships with senior stakeholders.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based in our head office in Reading. We are offering a salary of up to 45,000, depending on skills and experience. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year. Please note, you will be required to travel to our sites within the whole of our catchment area.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 27/04/2018.