Human Resources Business Partner x2

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2141958

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.

To work with the supported business leadership team, under the direction of the Lead/Senior HR Business Partner to deliver the business aligned People Plan/HR strategy and provide coaching and support to members of the supported leadership team.

Provides pro-active, value add HR support to the supported business leaders across the function/route on medium term and operational people issues.

Provides pro-active, value add HR support to the supported business leaders across the function/route on medium term and operational people issues.

Key Accountabilities

1. Working closely with the supported business, to implement and deliver the HR Strategy/People Plan to include; talent, succession planning and change management, in order to support the delivery of business objectives and drive a high performance culture.

2. Work closely and building strong relationships with members of the supported business senior leadership team and other relevant stakeholders. Coach, advise and challenge, where appropriate, business leaders on short and medium term HR issues as required.

3. Provide operational HR support on (for example) organisation change, senior appointments, salary and bonus, graduate or apprentice programmes.

4. Successfully deliver client responsive, cost effective and integrated people solutions that address key business objectives, gaining acceptance from key stakeholders.

5. Reinforce the ownership of people management by the business and line managers and support the HR delivery model.

6. Work with the broader HR function, including Centres of expertise, HR Direct and HR shared services teams to provide the best solutions for the business.

7. Work with appropriate Union representatives to support the business in delivering business solutions.

8. Liaise with HR Business Partners in other areas of the business in order to work collaboratively on cross business/geographical issues.


' Demonstrates strong business/commercial approach and understanding of business needs.

' Proven experience of working in partnership and building strong working relationships with senior managers in order to improve people management.

' Passionate about customer service with ability to articulate previous achievements through business deliverables.

' Knowledge and experience of implementing best practice HR solutions to drive a high performance culture.

' Experience of coaching and influencing senior managers.

' Excellent communication skills and ability to negotiate and influence effectively with all levels of an organisation.

' Understands how to work with the business to identify, develop and retain talent.

' Excellent technical HR Knowledge - CIPD qualified or relevant experience to demonstrate level of competence.

' Proven track record of operating in a complex working environment.

' Involvement in organisation change programmes e.g. TUPE, Organisation re-design, redundancy programmes, etc

' Graduate calibre


' MCIPD/post-graduate human resources qualification.

' Understanding of project management principles and experience of managing complex projects to successful conclusion.

' Experience of managing projects to successful conclusion.

Key Leadership Capabilities

' Creating solutions

' Understanding others

' Making things happen

' Thinking flexibly

' Customer focus

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 '2,500).

We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: '39,514 - '44,453

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Closing date: 25-02-2019. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

Please note we have 2 roles available this is secondment/ fixed term contract for 12 months and this role is subject to blind CV sifting.

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