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Senior HR Office/HRBP (Filton Site) 12 month FTC

Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

A Truly Global Business 
Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “One GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

Making a Difference 
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

The Opportunity

At our Filton site we design and manufacture large, complex structural wing assemblies, detailed metallic components and wing systems for a combination of both civil and military aircraft. Due to a growing headcount, we are seeking a new HR Business Partner to support site operational goals, strategies, and to identify opportunities to increase organisational effectiveness and productivity. Reporting to the HR Director, this is a broad, generalist role which will see you get involved in areas such as recruitment/employment, employment law compliance, benefits administration, training/people development, performance management, on-boarding, and policy implementation. 

How You'll Contribute

As part of an HR team of 5, you will:

be responsible for the delivery of all HR activities to a specified client group (on-boarding, training, employee relations activity with a particular focus on performance management, disciplinary and absence management) providing a results orientated, responsive and professional HR service for c250 employees within the manufacturing function.

  • be an integral part of the functional leadership team by providing support, guidance and direction in matters associated to HR operations, best practice, employment law and HR strategy. 
  • partner with the functional leadership team to ensure a balanced, proactive and challenged approach is taken to achieve business area HR KPI’s.
  • provide coaching and support to managers to increase individual HR expertise, including local and global policy, procedures, legislation and systems
  • identify opportunities for HR efficiencies and effectiveness in order for the HR function to continually improve.  
  • work in a holistic manner supporting the business in its approach to the health and wellbeing of its employees
  • act as a champion and change agent ensuring practice is relevant, up to date and consistent.
  • proactively support the development and application of HR policies and procedures.
  • be the first point of contact for trade union representatives for your client group working in a communicative and consultative way. 
  • be pivotal in supporting the continuous application of engagement strategies across the business area in order to year on year improve engagement survey results.  

What You'll Bring

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise/ talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

  •  A CIPD qualification at Level 5 or above (Coaching qualification is desirable) 
  • Experience of delivering people results in a fast paced manufacturing environment.
  • Hands on experience of working in a unionised environment.
  • Understanding of working within a safety critical environment.
  • Broad HR generalist experience.
  • Up to date knowledge of UK employment legislation.
  • Good awareness of current health and safety legislation.
  • Must be flexible, possess strong communication skills (oral and written) and have the ability to deal with and influence at all levels of the organisation.
  • Works in a results orientated way, ability to manage own workload and deliver conflicting deadlines in a demanding and pressured environment.

What We'll Provide

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
•    Life Assurance 8 x salary
•    25 days' holiday + bank holidays
•    Opportunity to earn up to 15% bonus + Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    Cycle To Work Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment 

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 
A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.
We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

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