HR Consultant

Job Title: HR Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-05-20 00:00:00
Reference: 748101484
Contact Name: Ali Dearlove
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 20, 2019 11:26

Job Description

What is the purpose of this role?

We are looking for a HR Consultant to work on a permanent basis for the UK's largest water and sewerage 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 1000, supporting our operational leaders within our Waste Treatment 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 skills are we looking for?

Are you an accomplished HR practitioner with experience in people-projects? Do you possess excellent Excel and data analysis skills for reporting, in order to make suitable recommendations?

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 analytical 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.

Information and salary

This role is based in our head office in Reading. This role is being offered on a full time or part time basis. Please contact for further information. 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.