HR Manager (Full / Part Time)
This role can be offered on a full or part-time basis, or as a job share.
About the role
UKGI has grown quickly over the past two years and therefore is seeking an HR generalist to work on exciting and varied responsibilities within the HR function. The organisation is made up of c.160 professionals from both the private and public sector. This role sits within the wider Corporate Services team that works to the Chief Operating Officer, supporting them to achieve the wider People Strategy.
This role will suit a talented well rounded HR professional who is likes being involved in a wide variety of HR work
The appointed person will report into the Head of HR.
Key responsibilities are to:
Support the Head of HR to deliver against the HR Strategy
Manage the relationships with HR shared services and other providers
Deliver comprehensive and professional HR advice that supports the organisations values
Manage the annual pay review and PRP scheme, following due process and gaining necessary approvals
Support line managers in effectively managing performance, and with complaints, disciplinary or performance management issues
Review HR and Health and Safety policies and procedures to ensure they comply with employment regulations.
Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the organisation
Oversee recruitment activity, advising on role specification, selection and assessment techniques and to ensure hiring managers are supported in their hiring decisions
Manage the onboarding and induction process focussing on employee experience
In conjunction with the Marketing Manager, implement recruitment marketing strategy to promote UKGI to a diverse audience, attracting top talent to the organisation
Line management of HR Administrator(s)
Required skills and experience
CIPD Level 7 qualification or equivalent experience
Extensive experience within a generalist HR role
Integrity, professionalism, discretion and maintain confidentiality essential.
Good attention to detail and ability to multi-task and manage competing deadlines.
Excellent customer service skills
Good knowledge of employment law
Knowledge and expertise in Recruitment best practice
Self-motivated and able to exercise independent judgement and make sound decisions
Confident in dealing with senior stakeholders
Demonstrable ability to work with autonomy and drive projects/processes forward
Line management experience preferred
At UK Government Investments (UKGI), we provide the government with expertise in corporate finance and governance. What we do is unique. We are responsible for ensuring the effective governance and stewardship of government owned companies (such as NatWest Group and the British Business Bank), advising the government on corporate finance issues (including interventions into distressed corporate structures, such as Thomas Cook, British Steel or UK’s acquisition of satellite firm OneWeb) and all significant UK government asset sales (for example, the sale of the Green Investment Bank, sale of UK residential mortgages (most recently through a £4.9 billion disposal in 2019), securitisation of the Student Loan book or the IPO of the Royal Mail). The work we do is significant in terms of social, economic and political impact.
Wholly owned by HM Treasury (HMT), UKGI has a team comprised of c.160 experts which is quickly growing, drawn from the private sector (from banks, accountancy and legal firms) and from the Civil Service to ensure we provide government departments with high quality advice that is delivered and acted upon in the best way possible.
Working for UKGI provides a unique opportunity for talented individuals from both the public and private sector to contribute to work of national importance.
UKGI has a strong commitment to equality and diversity. Our aim is to be an open and inclusive organisation, recruiting and retaining diverse, talented, and high-performing people who support and develop one another.
UKGI is a Disability Confident Employer. This means we’ve been recognised as an employer which is confident and leading the way in recruiting and retaining staff with disabilities. We will offer an interview to any applicants with a disability who have indicated they wish to take part in the disability confident scheme, provided they meet the essential criteria for the post set out in the person specification.
UKGI is also part of the ‘Great Place to Work for Veterans’ initiative. This means that as part of our commitment to diversity and equality in our recruitment and retention policy, we will offer an interview to any eligible applicants from Her Majesty’s Armed Forces provided they meet the essential criteria for the post set out in the person specification. Please indicate on your application that you wish for your application to be considered as part of this initiative.
At UKGI we are fully committed to supporting staff to realise their potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. We operate a hybrid working model based and expect employees to be in the office for 50% of their time. The post is available on a full time, part time or job share basis, and applications from individuals seeking flexible working, reduced hours contracts and job shares are actively encouraged.