To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate experience of identifying, developing and delivering a strategic approach to D&I creating sustainable change and progress at organisational level and developing and delivering strategic change through changes to HR policies. This includes changes to processes and employment terms & conditions in support of business objectives within a large, complex and unionised work environment. You will have broad HR knowledge and experience including D&I, managing people change, employee relations & legislation, pay and HR policy. Experience of negotiating and implementing HR policy and terms and conditions changes within a unionised environment and a track record of building and maintaining positive and effective relationships with senior stakeholders, including those at Board level.
This role can be based at any of our offices with occasional travel and overnight stays required across England and Wales.
• Own, lead and design the short- and long-term D&I strategy of the organisation.
• Coordinate and lead the implementation of the D&I strategy, working closely with HMLR’s established D&I networks.
• Ensure that clearly understood D&I KPIs are established, tracked and monitored.
• Own, lead and design an HR policy framework, aligned to the desired organisational culture.
• Identify and develop solutions to corporate people issues through HR policy and employment terms and conditions change interventions, aligned to cultural and business objectives.
• As a member of HM Land Registry’s senior leadership group, use your skills. experience and knowledge to deliver or contribute to business change and the strategic direction of the organisation.
• Collaborate with HR Business Partners and the HR Organisational & Employee Development team to deliver integrated ‘whole HR’ solutions to the business.
• Maintaining up-to-date HR policy responses to changing legislation, case law. developing workforce and market trends, and workforce and business needs.
• Working with HR Business Partners, senior management and key stakeholders, to monitor the effectiveness of HR policies in practice.
• Consulting and negotiating as required with trade union officials to successfully deliver HR policy and cultural and terms and conditions changes.
• Manage HMLR’s relationship with Civil Service Employee Policy.
• Delivering appropriate high-level specialist advice and policy interpretation to support HR professionals in dealing with complex cases.
• Supporting senior managers in engaging and consulting on key people issues with both staff and their representatives.
• Building and maintaining a sound knowledge of the organisation and its business
• Managing an HR team (currently 3 x FTEs) delivering D&I, policy and strategic support to the organisation.
For more detailed information please see the attached Job Description
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Seeing the Big Picture
- Changing and Improving
- Communicating and Influencing
- Working Together
We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
• Member of CIPD (Level 5) with significant relevant experience
Things you need to know
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, Experience and Technical skills.
To apply please enter your qualifications and job history within the online application form and complete the Statement of Suitability section.
In no more than 1000 words, the Statement of Suitability section should be used to outline your skills and experience for the role and provide details of how you meet the following essential experience criteria:
• Demonstrable experience of identifying, developing and delivering a strategic approach to D&I, creating sustainable change and progress at organisational level.
• Demonstrable experience of identifying, developing and delivering strategic change through changes to HR policies and processes and employment terms and conditions in support of business objectives within a large, complex and unionised work environment.
• Track record of building and maintaining positive and effective relationships with senior stakeholders, including those at executive level. Experience of obtaining approval for change initiatives at Board level.
• Experience of negotiating and implementing HR policy and terms and conditions changes within a unionised environment.
Please also provide a demonstration of the essential technical criteria within the technical word box.
The blended interview will test the Experience and Behaviours listed in the attached 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. You will also be asked to deliver a pre-prepared presentation as part of the interview process.
Candidates may refer to notes within their video interview but they should be used as a prompt only.
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.
The sift will take place shortly after the closing date and video interviews will be held a week after that.
HM Land Registry is accredited to the Disability Confident 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.
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Contact point for applicants
Job contact :
Name : Keith Miller
Email : Keith.Miller@landregistry.gov.uk
Recruitment team :
Email : HRResourcingTeam2@landregistry.gov.uk
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