HR People Associate Partner

30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual + FTE (depending on experience)
04 Jun 2021
02 Jul 2021
Human Resources
Contract Type
Part Time
HR / People Associate Partner (Maternity Cover)

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About us

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at a leading Hospice which aspires to a world in which all dying people and those close to them have access to care and support, whenever and wherever they need it. St Christopher's Hospice was founded in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders and formed part of the modern hospice movement. Proudly celebrating over 50 years and with a turnover of over GBP20 million, we provide invaluable care and support to over 7,500 people across the five London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark every year.

Your new role

We are looking for an experienced and resilient HR professional to join our spirited HR/People Directorate, which is responsible for Human Resources, Volunteering and Workforce Development. The Directorate supports St Christopher's in a variety of ways through the creation and implementation of the organisation's People & Workforce Development Strategy, which includes our ambitious Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

As the HR/People Associate Partner, you will demonstrate professional and expert knowledge and understanding to support staff and managers in a range of HR activities, including employee relations matters (e.g. sickness, maternity, flexible working requests), disciplinary and grievance, poor performance, employee engagement and change management processes. You will coach managers on the implementation of effective people management practices, policies and procedures, as well as provide management support in dealing with performance management responsibilities such as probation, capability and appraisals.

Please note this role is being offered on a 9-12 months Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover).

To succeed in this role

* You will be CIPD qualified (minimum L5) and possess significant experience working collaboratively in a busy HR department/environment, preferably within a medium to large sized organisation with formal and structured systems in place.

* You will have experience providing expert HR advice to managers on ER cases and transformation programmes such as TUPEs and Restructures.

* You will have prior experience of supporting managers through formal processes including demonstrable evidence of helping managers and investigators to produce good quality management cases/reports.

* It is important that you have a good understanding of employment law principles and HR best practice.

* You will be skilled at contributing to HR policies and procedures, in addition to HR systems and processes.

* You will have the ability to manage conflicting priorities and work to deadlines, as well as adapt to changing needs/priorities.

* You will have a professional and approachable demeanour, and be able to excel working on your own and as part of a team.

* You will have excellent literacy skills and the ability to write reports and other HR correspondences.

If this sounds like you, we will be excited to hear from you!

Benefits of joining St Christopher's

* You will gain a stimulating and rewarding career with an opportunity to influence and make a real difference in the community

* Access to excellent training and development opportunities

* Season ticket loans/cycle to work scheme

* A number of health and wellbeing initiatives

* A competitive contributory pension scheme with life assurance scheme with generous beneficiary plan

* Access to plenty of free local street parking.

* Some opportunities for working from home.

For an informal discussion about the role with Mandy Piper-Killick, Director of People & OD please contact her Executive Assistant, Fiona Phung on (phone number removed).

Closing Date: 12 pm on 10 June 2021

Interview Date: 22 or 25 June 2021

In the event we receive a high amount of applications, we reserve the right to close the job earlier than the initial closing date