HR Business Partner (employer of choice)

08 April 20242024-04-08
Rotherham, South Yorkshire & Sheffield City Region
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Harworth Group plc is one of the leading land and property regeneration companies in the UK, owning and managing over 14,000 acres on around 100 sites in the North of England and the Midlands.

Premium listed on the London Stock Exchange, success has been driven by a high-profile board with a business plan built on the “Harworth Way” – strengthening the communities they work in, environmental sustainability, people-centric culture, developing strong partnerships and applying the highest standards of governance.

With an enviable work culture and range of employee benefits (bonus scheme, car allowance, hybrid working, 28 days annual leave plus stats, 10% non contributory pension scheme, share save options, family private medical insurance and free parking) this is one of the leading employers in Yorkshire.

The Role:

As an integral part of the Human Resources team, the postholder will collaborate with various stakeholders to implement and embed new systems and lifecycle processes and will closely partner with managers to foster a positive working environment. The postholder will ensure the effective development, implementation, and management of other HR initiatives and projects that align with organisational goals.

  • Implement, embed and develop the HRIS, ensuring automation of workflow and utilising metrics and analytics to make data-driven recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Develop and manage day-to-day operational HR processes, ensuring each stage of the employee lifecyle is delivered in line with our vision to be an employer of choice.
  • Design and optimise the recruitment process and partnerships, utilising innovative and commercially focused sourcing strategies to identify and attract high calibre established and emerging candidates whilst building company brand.
  • Develop and facilitate opportunities to work with managers to embed the knowledge and behaviours that will enable managers to engage successfully with their teams and employee lifecycle processes.
  • Support managers in fostering a positive working environment, ensuring that employee relations issues are managed at an early stage in a collaborative manner.
  • Develop and manage HR information storage, retrieval, deletion and audit processes, ensuring compliance with GDPR.

Essential Experience Required: 

  • Demonstrable experience as an in-house HR professional, with a focus on HR systems, HR policy/process and employee lifecycle.
  • Proven experience of working as a business partner, collaborating and influencing stakeholders across the business.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in utilitising technology to automate HR processes.
  • Proven experience of recruitment planning and delivery, including designing and optimising recruitment processes and tools and building relationships with recruitment partners.
  • Detailed knowledge of employment legislation and it’s application to business and of HR best practice.
  • Practical understanding and experience of key employee relations processes and practices. • Knowledge and/or experience of evolving thinking relating to HR data and information, lifecycle processes and recruitment.
  • CIPD qualified (or equivalent).
  • Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts and evaluate them systematically.
  • Able to transform project plans into practical reality.
  • Experienced in influencing a variety of stakeholders effectively.
  • Strong analytical/problem solving mindset with the ability and tenacity to find solutions.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to interpret and interrogate data and information.
  • Self-motivated team player able to work effectively with general guidance towards objectives.

Desirable Experience Includes:

  • Experience of managing and developing others.
  • Experience of implementing and developing an HRIS.
  • Knowledge of GDPR and HR information storage, retrieval, deletion and audit processes.
  • Formal project management training/qualification.