Head of HR Business Partnering

Head of HR Business Partnering

Swansea

to c. £58.000 pa

Permanent

HR

Job Description

Head of HR Business Partnering 
Salary: £50,132 – £58,089 per annum 
Primarily based at the Singleton Campus with frequent travel to the Bay Campus required 
Please speak to Mera Mann first for detailed information, a link to apply and tips on completing the Application process.  Closing Date 25th November.  Interview Date 17th December.
Human Resourcing is once again delighted to be assisting Swansea University with its recruitment and its award winning Department, having won four national awards.  The HR community is in the midst of a challenging transformation in the way it delivers its services across the University, in order to support the University’s strategic vision. 
Introduction 
To deliver its sustainable top 30 ambition Swansea University needs a professional services workforce with the differentiated skills necessary to ensure that it can deliver excellence through efficient and effective systems and processes that harness innovations in technology. 
Background information  
This individual will be accountable for the leadership and development of a team of senior HR Business Partners across the University, defining and leading outcomes which are aligned to the University’s strategic aim of becoming a Top 20 University. Highly visible at a University and strategic level and role modelling exceptional leadership. Accountable for developing the team’s capability and insight in accordance with University’s HR strategic aims.  They will have exceptional insight into the University’s business and culture, identifying risks and opportunities providing flexible, innovative solutions that will deliver cultural change across the University to achieve its top 20 strategic plan.   
Acting with a strong sense of purpose and a dynamic vision for HR, they will confidently advise and challenge Senior Management Team, Heads of College and Directors utilising their professional expertise. They will continually evaluate their own impact, that of their team and of the overall function in order to improve as a professional and drive sustainable performance. 
 
Main Purpose of Post 
1. Accountable for the leadership and development of a team of  HR Business partners to deliver aspirational, successful HR outcomes that will deliver cultural change across the University operating remotely across the Singleton and Bay campuses. 
2. Develop and maintain influential relationships with senior stakeholders across the University to build insight into existing levels of capability against future requirements, to identify gaps and risks to  delivering HR strategic plan. 
3. Accountable for the development and implementation of the HR Strategy and implementation plan for the University, which will be delivered on time and to the required level and will enable the University to deliver its ambitious strategic plan. 
4. Accountable for the delivery of the University HR outcomes, working in partnership with senior leaders, senior HR colleagues and trades unions to develop and implement a systematic solution orientated approach to provide a consistent professional customer experience.  
5. Recognised as a leading authority in HR, to engage and influence others to shape and deliver the university’ strategic aims.   6. Role model a continuous improvement approach, and utilising Management Information, to ensure HR solutions add value, are in line with the university’s vision and drive sustainable performance for the University and HR customers. 
7. Use a coaching style of leadership to enable senior managers to take accountability for delivery of HR outcomes within the University.  
8. Accountable for leading an outward looking and future focussed professional team, horizon scanning and using professional networks to benchmark and research trends and innovative approaches that will enable the university’s 2020 vision 
9. Deliver successful outcomes through people, supporting, developing and challenging teams to succeed. Accountable for providing clarity and direction, creating a culture that motivates others to be innovative and outcome focussed and to perform effectively during challenging and changing times. 
10. Responsible for working collaboratively with HR community and senior leaders across the University to develop shared insights, priorities and activities as part of the University’s  plan and strategy 
11. Continually seek and act on feedback to learn and develop as a professional and as a leader taking responsibility for own CPD and act as a role model for the senior team. As a high performing Department, HR is constantly improving and all HR professionals are expected to engage in alternative roles in other areas of HR or the wider University, for personal and professional growth or where it may be operationally required. 

Successful Applicant

Leadership Values 
All Professional Services areas at Swansea University operate to a defined set of Core Values: Professional services values and it is an expectation that everyone is able to demonstrate a commitment to these values from the point of application through to the day to day delivery of their roles. Commitment to our values at Swansea University supports us in promoting equality and valuing diversity to utilise all the talent that we have.  In addition you will operate to a defined set of Leadership Values.
 
Person Specification 
Essential Criteria: 
Leadership Values: 
 Demonstrable evidence of creating a culture that delivers successful outcomes through people, developing and challenging teams to succeed and take pride in delivering professional services and solutions. 
 Ability to enable teams to work together and across functions to deliver successful outcomes that exceed the needs and expectations of customers, and in creating environments that demonstrate equality, foster trust, respect and challenge. 
 Demonstrable experience of creating environments that identify, understand and give priority to delivering the needs of the customer, and in motivating and inspiring teams to provide the highest standards of personalised care 
Qualification: 
 A current CIPD level 7 or significant relevant experience with a commitment to qualify within the next 24 months 
Experience: 
 Evidence of leadership and development of a team of HR professionals to deliver HR outcomes on time and to the required standard, at pace, within a complex organisation 
 Evidence of leading, motivating and implementing significant change through people enabling them to perform effectively. Be excellent at planning, organising and prioritising, adopting a proactive approach to delivery of outcomes.  
 Evidence of delivering HR compliance, following HR policies and procedures to ensure legal obligations are adhered to at all times.  
 Evidence of developing and maintain influential relationships with senior stakeholders to build insight into existing levels of capability against future requirements using a coaching style of leadership to enable senior managers to take accountability for delivering HR outcomes across the university.  Evidence of developing  and implementing a HR Strategy plan that has been delivered on time and to the required level demonstrating the ability to engage and influence with impact to shape the future.  
 Evidence of the delivery of HR outcomes, and of working in partnership with senior leaders, senior HR colleagues and trades unions to develop and implement a systematic solution orientated approach to provide a consistent professional customer experience.   Evidence of using a continuous improvement approach, developing and utilising Management Information to ensure HR solutions add value to drive sustainable performance for the university and HR customers.  Evidence of leading an outward looking and future focussed professional team, horizon scanning and using professional networks to benchmark and research trends and innovative approaches.  Evidence of working collaboratively with HR colleagues and senior leaders where shared insights, priorities and activities have been developed as part of the University’s plan and strategy.