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HR Business Partner (Junior-Mid-Level)

Job Description
Are you looking for an HR Business Partner position where you will have opportunity to work with people at all levels?
Would you be looking for a position where you would be involved in a broad range of activities, from interfacing closely with team leaders to uncovering new and innovative proposals?

As an organisation, we demand constant innovation, and have an immediate opportunity for an HR Business Partner to join our team.

If you have an aptitude towards new and innovative ways of working, have an advisory background and have experience working within HR, please keep reading and apply to find out more.  

Please note, this role will be based in Cheltenham and will require UK travel.

Different thinking for a Different world

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernisation to customers worldwide. In Europe, we are among the leading defence and security suppliers with 2,500 employees and long-established businesses in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Netherlands.

How you will make a difference

You will be part of the NGUKL HR team working closely with the Senior HR Business Partner to support the allocated sectors and programmes with all HR related activities.

You will work in close liaison with the UK HR Service Delivery team to ensure effective delivery of employee life cycle activities.

This is fantastic opportunity to be part of a Global Company which is building capability in the UK. 

Your role will require a hands-on deliverer who can handle multiple priorities with consistent attention to detail and enjoys working closely with the business and as part of the broader HR team.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support managers and team leaders with complex employee relations cases in accordance with the NGUKL policies and procedures, escalating to the Senior HR Business Partner if required. Act as an escalation point for employee relations matters referred by the HR Advisor (Service Delivery Team).
  • Represent the HR function in the business, understanding the programmes and sectors context, strategy and environment to ensure appropriate initiatives are developed and relevant guidance issued.
  • Work closely with the Senior HR Business Partner so that full operational and environmental awareness is maintained so that actions can be implemented, or escalations made where relevant.
  • In partnership with the Senior HR Business Partner develop and implement people initiatives relevant for the internal customer group.
  • Be responsible for monthly data reporting, working with the Service Delivery team to confirm the numbers and then work with the Senior HR Business Partner so that leadership briefings can be completed and all reports are aligned.
  • Support the NGUKL annual activities for merit cycle, performance alignment and talent management. Plus new corporate activities that require implementation.
  • Support the annual engagement survey process, working within the management teams and employees to support result understanding. Supporting management to drive appropriate actions forward.
  • Build relationships and credibility with the workforce to foster effective working relationships with employees and other key NG service delivery teams.
  • Lead and or support project activities where allocated.
  • Partnership with the Service Delivery team to ensure that administration for contracts, on-boarding, employee changes are processed effectively, including providing advance notification to the team to support effective turnaround.
  • Visit NGUKL office locations and be present within the employee base to build relationships and raise the profile for the team.
  • Keep up to date with external trends, best practice and developments in HR to support own personal development and to embed learning in to practice.
  • Deliver internal training, covering areas such as performance management, manager training or other corporate activities.
  • Support job design and benchmarking, working with the managers to establish appropriate role levels and pay bands. Ensuring consistency and parity internally and to external market.
  • Work closely with the Recruitment team and customer group to monitor progress and service, escalating issues promptly to the Head of HR Operations.
  • Support change management activities as and when required.

Key criteria required...

  • CIPD qualified and / or demonstrable relevant experience at HR Adviser level.
  • Experience of managing HR projects.
  • Strong numerical skills and experience of working with HR data. Ability to understand, represent and qualify data, to ensure accuracy and relevance for audience.
  • Effective relationship builder, ability to develop strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
Also, we’d love it if you have...
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to effectively prioritise.
  • Clear communicator, both verbal and written.
  • Experienced in employee relations, including complex matters.

If you can do all this and more, you’ll enjoy a growing career as we work hard to continuously innovate the world of cyber security.

Additional information for your consideration...

  • UK Travel will be required for this position. Locations will include London and Manchester, as well as visiting our other offices across the UK.
  • Please note you will need to undergo security clearance checks.

Being a part of Northrop Grumman gives you the opportunity to use your skills to make a difference in our mission of enabling global security. Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving our mission, something we always remember. In return for working for us you will have access to a benefits package that provides you with flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life, health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development.

We are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status, including race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.