HR Business Partner

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR Business Partner to join our supportive team of HR professionals. This position is a generalist HR role, where you will have the opportunity to support the business with a range of people related activities, in the context of delivering against our People Strategy priorities and support our culture maturity journey.

In this role you will report into the Senior HR Business Partner and will provide strategic partnering and HR support, working as a ‘critical friend’ and coach to key stakeholders in an allocated directorate within the organisation or on a specific project team. You will collaborate with a range of colleagues to deliver appropriate, timely and effective people interventions and initiatives designed to enable organisational change in line with our Business and People Strategy and work towards HM Land Registry’s cultural maturity aspirations.

Please see the attached job descriptions for further details.

Responsibilities

To be successful in this role you will be full or part-qualified member (Level 5) of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or equivalent professional qualification or HR knowledge. You will have generalist HR experience in a unionised, multi-site organisation. As well as being able to use a range of communications styles and approaches in different situations and different audiences, you can make strong influential relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including employee representatives, influencing business outcomes and decisions. You can successfully facilitate the change of management techniques, championing the importance of engaging people in the change. A broad knowledge of employment law will be key, and this will be applied to mitigate risks around decision making or implementation. You have experience of analysing and interpreting data to create and present evidence-based insight and recommendations, using data to add value and highlight risks.

Behaviours

We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together

Technical skills

We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

Are you a full or part-qualified member (Level 5) of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or do you have equivalent professional qualification or HR knowledge?

Benefits

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/land-registry/about/recruitment#what-hm-land-registry-can-offer-you

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Ability, Experience and Technical skills.
To apply you will need to complete the short application form and take the online Civil Service Judgement test. Ideally you should take the tests by midday on 11th May 2021 to allow for the next stage of the application process.

Please complete the CV to include your work history and complete the technical question.

Are you a full or part-qualified member (Level 5) of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or do you have equivalent professional qualification or HR knowledge?

The personal statement section (in no more than 750 words) should demonstrate evidence of the below essential experience criteria within the job description:

1.Ability to make strong and influential relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including employee representatives, influencing business outcomes and decisions.
2.Successful facilitation of change management techniques, championing the importance of engaging people in the change
3.Generalist HR experience in a unionised, multi-site organisation

In the event of high volume of applications, we may sift on the technical criteria, Are you a full or part-qualified member (Level 5) of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or do you have equivalent professional qualification or HR knowledge? If needed, we may also sift on the lead criteria, Ability to make strong and influential relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including employee representatives, influencing business outcomes and decisions.

Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application.

Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.

If you are successful at the sift stage you will be invited to attend a blended interview, which will be carried out via a video link. Interviews will be held the week commencing the 24th May 2021.

The blended interview will include a presentation and will test the behaviours listed in the above job description, as well as the strengths associated with the role. We want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested.

The best way to prepare for strengths questions is to reflect on what you identify as your own personal strengths, and your preferred ways of working.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.

If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.

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Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name : Andrea Whitelaw
Email : Andrea.Whitelaw@landregistry.gov.uk

Recruitment team :
Email : hrresourcingteam2@landregistry.gov.uk

Online test instructions

You should take the judgement test by midday on 11th May 2021 to allow for the next stage of the application process:

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance to the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, please email hrresourcingteam2@landregistry.gov.uk in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from HM Land Registry then you may take your complaint to the Civil Service Commission: http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/making-complaint/

Attachments

HRBP Job Description