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HR Project Manager

  • Job reference: 923572
  • Location: Cosham, Hampshire
  • Salary: GBP205 - GBP226 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: HR , Office & Commercial
  • Date posted: 25/01/2019

HR Project Manager, Portsmouth, 3 month contract, £25.64 to £28.20 per hour

Working for a leading defence business, our client are looking to hire a HR professional to HR Business Partner level for a 3 month period.

No Security Clearance required just only the right to work within the UK.

The primary focus of this role will be to provide cover for the existing HRBP who is away for the next few months, the successful individual will be providing project management and expert HR knowledge to a key project (TUPE-Out; TUPE-In; Transformation) together with occasional HRBP support when required.

This role is based in Portsmouth at the northern end of the city.


  • Provide input into the line of business people strategy, implement and embed across business area of responsibility, along with business unit and sector strategic HR initiatives for consistency of approach.
  • Act as champion in communicating and embedding HR strategy, initiatives, policies and procedures across business area of responsibility, business unit or division, interfacing with divisional Technical Hubs as appropriate.
  • Provide input to the design of HR policy, programmes, projects, methodologies and solutions in support of business' projects for greater co-ordination and consistency of approach (may be line of business, business unit or divisional specific and country wide or global).
  • Project manage through support and delivery of HR policy, change programmes, strategic HR initiatives and projects across business area of responsibility (e.g. restructures, people transitions, performance management, employee opinion surveys, talent programmes, management development, succession planning etc.) across the Land Sector business units.
  • Provide expertise in good people management practice using external knowledge and business insights to identify and drive change by analysing employee trends, behaviour and employee engagement.
  • Act as consultant and coach to line managers in relation to HR programmes, Land Sector leadership framework and client principles to ensure consistency of approach to cultural aspects and development of management and HR specialist capability.
  • Act as champion and review and promote best practice in people-related matters in support of business strategy.
  • Accountable for influencing positive employee relations within business area of responsibility to maintain and improve business output requirements and ensure increased employee engagement.
  • Act as champion in developing and maintaining positive relationships with line managers, business unit/divisional specialists, trade unions and administrative shared services etc.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the provision of HR collateral associated with tender responses and processes.
  • Accountable for the accuracy, timeliness and quality of HR responses as required during the tender process, ensuring consistency of approach across the division.
  • Plan, manage and seamlessly execute people transitions both in and out of the company whilst minimising associated risk.

Technical Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrable generalist HR experience.
  • Extensive experience in planning and managing large scale and complex change programmes.
  • Extensive experience in providing HR specialist input to business tenders and in managing the seamless transition of people in and out of a company, balancing legislation and the needs of the business.
  • Experience in conducting due diligence exercises, costing the information gathered and developing a terms and conditions proposal in a transfer scenario.
  • Clear experience in developing and maintaining positive customer relationships for the purpose of joint objectives and outcomes.
  • Experience in reviewing contractual clauses associated with the people aspects of a proposal and making recommendations in order to protect the organisational position.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing relationships with Trade Unions and establishing partnership arrangements for ongoing positive interactions.
  • Ability to translate complex legislation in to everyday language and to implement projects pragmatically in order to balance compliance with business requirements.
  • Member CIPD qualified.

This role is commutable from Portsmouth, Havant, Waterlooville, Fareham, Gosport, Hayling Island, Chichester, Eastleigh, Southampton, Winchester, Denmead, Petersfield.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.