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Assistant Business Partner

Our client is looking for an Assistant Business Partner to join their team in the Essex area of Chelmsford for a 6 month contract.


This role is part of the People Business Partnering team and supports the delivery of the workforce strategy, functional people strategies and the implementation of strategic initiatives across a broad spectrum of functional areas.

Working collaboratively within Organisation Development and People (ODP) and across a number of business functions at any one time, this role requires HR expertise to support the business at Heads of Service level and below, in implementing organisation change projects and managing employment cases which are escalated by the people service centre.

The role will also coach managers dealing with these projects and cases, to develop skill sets to increase their confidence and effectiveness in managing others.

Working as part of the wider Business Partnering team, this role provides support to the strategic business partners, offering challenge and high quality and high impact HR advice, within and outside the ODP function.


Key duties-



  • Working under the direction of the People Business Partner/s to translate business requirements into prioritised people requirements, using a consultancy approach to contract the ODP offer with the business.

  • Coach leaders and managers in dealing with business change project implementation (including redesign, redundancy, TUPE) and moderate to high complexity cases, individual performance and employee relations issues, providing high quality advice based on an in depth knowledge of employment and case law, policy and good practice, including conflict resolution and mediation.

  • Shared accountability with the business for leading continuous improvement in business outcomes, by coaching and influencing leaders in all aspects of ODP.

  • Responsible for ODP projects (or parts of projects) for the business area or for ODP itself and support People Business Partners in delivering business performance improvement.

  • Provide information and advice to customers on the practical application/implications of changes in legislation and other good HR practice, identifying how best to distil complex data into distinct, clear and concise concepts others can understand.

  • Using professional expertise and high standards to promote how ODP can add value to the business by recommending improvements in current policies and practices, to challenge current thinking and drive greater commitment to alternative approaches or solutions


Skills -



  • Strong consulting skills, including excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to make strong and influential relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, providing both high challenge and support.

  • Able to analyse people and business metrics and develop insight and solutions; using these to influence decision making in the context of the business and to shape and influence others.

    - Can facilitate successful change management techniques and champion the importance of engaging leaders and managers in the change.

  • Has a working knowledge of the critical factors in planning change and the stages and phases of project and programme management, and is able to identify risks and create mitigation plans; Is able to develop the business case for significant change programmes and manage implementation, seeking opportunities to understand blockages and drive continuous improvement, including seeking ideas and feedback from customers.




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