HR Business Partner

Job Description

Job Title: HR Business Partner

Location: Bristol or Plymouth or Tewkesbury, UK - Hybrid - working from home options available

Compensation: Competitive + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 48367

Build the future

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a HR Business Partner at our Bristol, Devonport and Ashchurch sites.

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.

Mission Systems

The HR Business Partner role is based within our Mission Systems business area.

Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers' needs.

The role

The difference our new HR Business Partner will make

As a HR Business Partner, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. As a business we are transforming and we need you to support our key leaders in forging new paths, and leading their teams through exciting, but sometimes challenging change. You'll be a key partner in Owning and Delivering our ambitious people agenda. As part of the HR team, you'll partner senior leaders within our Matrix organisation, as well as supporting the roll out of all new change programmes

Day to day, you'll be supporting the development of the people agenda, championing employee engagement initiatives, and acting as an advocate for your business area. Developing and implementing the associated people plan, initiatives and processes for your business area, to build a healthy, high-performing organisation. Building strong and influential relationships with key stakeholders, including trade union and employee representatives and colleagues across the sector, to deliver our strategic objectives.

You will be responsible for leading significant change programmes within the business area including end to end management of TUPE transfers and reorganisations. Implementing an innovative and engaging talent strategy for all of our colleagues. Coaching managers to improve their impact as leaders, and enabling them to resolve complex employee cases, seeking legal advice where required.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working arrangements with 1 day in the office/onsite and 4 days working from home.

Essential experience
Proven HR Business Partner, with significant generalist experience including resourcing/talent acquisition, reward, talent development, change management, and employee relations.
In-depth knowledge and experience of TUPE legislation and Transfers
Demonstrates commercial awareness with a good understanding of the business environment including customers, competitors, etc.
Experience in a fast-paced, people-focused environment.
Experience of project management and prioritising deliverables to independently manage concurrent and multiple business change projects and day to day operations simultaneously.
Experience of operating alongside a HR Shared Services model
Operational experience of using and reporting from HR Information Systems (i.e. Success Factors).

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
Employee Share Plan
Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
Working from home and flexible work patterns
Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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