Providing advice, support and guide managers on the full range of standard and complex employee relations and activities and casework with an emphasis on driving down absence management, pro active intervention at an informal level and providing training and support for managers to drive forward a performance management culture.
The person & qualifications
- Graduate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and experience of working in a senior generalist HR role.
- Experience of establishing and managing HR administrative systems and procedures.
- Experience of leading on and managing employee relations casework with minimal supervision.
- Knowledge of best practice HR and its application in an education setting.
- Up to date knowledge of employment law.
- To ensure that high standards of service delivery and quality standards are maintained in the areas of disciplinaries, grievances, probation, employment tribunal applications, absence management, Terms and Conditions and Casework.
- To set up, develop and implement new processes and systems reviewing and improving standard letters, forms and checklists for employee relations and recruitment issues.
- To use HR data to proactively manage casework, supporting managers to manage sickness absence, probation and performance at an early stage
- To draft correspondence, management briefing notes and reports etc. as required by the Head of HR.
- To provide managers with professional, comprehensive advice, support and guidance on the interpretation and application of employment and other relevant legislation, policies and procedures, absence management; competence; disciplinary and grievance etc.
United Colleges Group is committed to delivering world class education and training to our learners. We only achieve what we do because of our staff who are the most valuable asset we have. We know the difference that a truly engaged and effective workforce makes toward us realising our vision and having the right HR team is critical to us achieving our objectives.
We are looking for engaged and ambitious HR practitioners who would like to join us in creating an approachable and solutions focused team to support the Colleges’ ambitions for our students and would love to hear from you if you are interested in being part of our journey.
Director of People & Communications
In 2017 The College of North West London and City of Westminster College merged to become United Colleges Group (UCG).
UCG now operates from 6 sites across the Centre and North West of London with campuses in Paddington Green, Willesden, Wembley, Maida Vale and Kings Cross. In addition, the Group operates the Cockpit Theatre in Church Street near Paddington – the only purpose built theatre in the round in London.
UCG provides services to around 16,000 learners a year, including 16-18 year-olds, adults, apprentices and students with high needs. With an annual turnover of around £50m it is one of the top 20 largest college groups in the UK.
Our mission is to deliver outstanding, world class education and skills. We want all of our students to have an outstanding experience whilst learning with UCG and to be part of a learning community – in London, the wider UK and internationally – that provides them with the very best education and skills.
We want our students to continue to be part of our learning community throughout their lives – seeking out new learning opportunities as their lives and careers progress, and contributing by sharing their skills and experiences with others. Even though the members of our learning community may be physically separate, we want them to be virtually together to feel part of and contribute to our community wherever they are based.
- An interest-free season ticket loan for travel.
- Long Service Awards.
- Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
Training and Development
- On-going training and development e.g. subsidised or free entry to many of the courses offered by the College including in-house Teacher Training Program.
- The College offers Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training for all staff.
- Exam leave for all approved courses
Health and Fitness
- Free eyesight tests and money towards glasses should you need them.
- Free access to state-of-the-art gym.
- Winter flu vaccinations.
- COVID testing – subject to Government guidelines.
- Access to free Confidential Counselling and Advice Line open to staff and their families, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through the Employee Assistant Program accessible via Health Assured.
- Togetherall – online well-being platform
- Excellent annual leave entitlement.
- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave schemes.
- Annual staff awards.
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Staff Development
- Well Being
- Equality and Diversity
If you’re interested in the HR Business Partner role, please fill in the short form below to download the full job description.
You can then apply for the role here:
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact:
Vanessa Rhodes (07554 354404)
Chloe Skillington (07900 605368)
Organisation: United Colleges Group
Salary: £40,991 - £44,073
Posted date: 14/01/2022
Closing Date: 25/02/2022