Human Resources Business Partner Support

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2169243

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail ' Europe's largest civil engineering project ' to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Human Resources (HR) provides support on all people-related issues for Network Rail. We're responsible for creating an environment that attracts and engages high-performing individuals to deliver engineering and operational excellence for Britain's railway. Our approach is a pragmatic one, challenging where appropriate and professional in all areas of delivery.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR Business Partner Support to join the Route Services, Supply Chain Operations Human Resources team.

In this role you will provide proactive, professional HR support to HR Business Partner teams to enable the delivery of value and HR support and the people plan for the supported organisation/s.

If successful, in this role, you will be accountable for:

' Provide proactive, professional HR Support to the HR Business Partner team/s and the business to facilitate the delivery of value add HR and the delivery of the people/HR plans.

' Support HR Business Partner teams in Talent Management, Workforce and Succession Planning and performance planning, maintaining appropriate data within the associated process.

' Provide support for Organisation Change programmes, through the full development and implementation phases.

' Provide project management support to the HR Business Partner team, tracking, measuring and communicating through the project timeline.

' Support the associated HR Business Partner team/s with research, reporting requirements, analysis and production of reports to support the implementation of HR initiatives.

' Seeks, identifies and develops solutions to continuously improve the HR support to the business.

' Maintains up to date professional HR knowledge to input into the development of both operational and value add HR initiatives.

' Takes ownership for delivery of assigned work within HR programmes/initiatives.

' Support the associated HR Business Partner team/s with ad hoc administrative and operational HR activity.

To succeed, you will need to have the following;


' Demonstrates strong customer service skills.

' Experience of working within a large, complex and fast moving organisation.

' High level of accuracy and attention to detail.

' Strong written and verbal communication skills.

' Strong time management, organisation and prioritisation skills and the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.

' Resilient, Adaptable and Flexible.

' IT literate, strong excel, word and PowerPoint knowledge.

' Experience of event coordination and facilitation.

' Research and analytical skills.

' Strong relationship building skills.

' Experience of supporting the delivery of HR initiatives and projects.


' CIPD Qualified or relevant HR Support experience.

' Graduate calibre

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factors. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to '3,333 (to a maximum amount of '2,250).

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: '26,000 - '31,000

As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

Closing date:

13th December 2019 late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes

It is a requirement of the role to live within 75 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.

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