Lead People & Organisational Development Business Partner (Human Resources)

University of Glassgow
May 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£48,350 - £56,021
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Lead People & Organisational Development Business Partner (Human Resources)

Job Purpose The Lead People & Organisational Development Business Partner will deliver and coordinate a substantial range of People & OD services for the College of Science & Engineering (CoSE). The role will develop and maintain effective client relationships and service delivery partnerships across the College, with P&OD colleagues and the wider University community.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Work with the College leadership team, acting in a leading capacity in the interface between and the integration of the College and P&OD in the alignment of its business needs and its people solutions, translating strategic objectives into tangible outputs and supporting the delivery of the people agenda in supporting, influencing and delivering local 'people' related initiatives. 2. Coordinate local P&OD business partner team to support the delivery of a professional and quality service, identify common priority issues and facilitate the sharing of best practice, ensuring the alignment of College strategic and operational plans with the People & Organisational Development strategy. Lead the embedding of service delivery improvement, adding value through business partnering. 3. Identify, propose and implement people solutions, working in collaboration with senior P&OD colleagues to include organisational design and development, workforce planning and talent management initiatives, to enable the achievement of strategic objectives at a College and institutional level, creating and providing effective management oversight of an action plan(s) to deliver those solutions. 4. Project manage change initiatives, defining appropriate actions and end- to-end management of their implementation, encompassing planning, engagement and effective communications through to delivery and coordinating related POD activities/resources as required. 5. Provide advice and guidance on complex people issues having undertaken due analysis of risk and return on investment against desired result/outcomes, working in partnership with the Employee Relations Hub Centre of Expertise to deliver effective people management solutions while ensuring issues are addressed timeously and appropriately. 6. Develop and drive initiatives to build upon colleague engagement activities within the College, thereby enhancing local management capability in the effective handling of people management issues. Work in partnership with relevant teams to deliver key projects in CoSE and across the wider P&OD function adopting a proactive approach to embedding the University's Values across our community. 7. Contribute to the University's diversity and inclusion agenda throughout the College, supporting Athena Swan and other related initiatives as appropriate. 8. Undertake a leading role in supporting the development of global mobility and international related activities, processes and systems to facilitate effective service delivery and contribute to continuous improvement, working in partnership with the UKVI/Global Mobility Hub. 9. Network effectively across the College and wider University, strengthening communication channels across the College business partnering team and the wider P&OD community. Actively engage with and ensure client groups are kept appraised of policy and procedural changes and facilitate their effective engagement with P&OD initiatives. 10. Participate in external networking opportunities to enhance sector knowledge adopting a proactive approach to sharing and encouraging the application of best practice with/from other institutions and promote their application accordingly.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


Essential A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 9,10 or 11 (Ordinary/Honours Degree, Post Graduate Qualification), or equivalent, including being professionally qualified in relevant discipline, with a broad range of professional experience in a management role/s. A2 Full membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (or, exceptionally, equivalent experience). A3 A comprehensive knowledge of people management principles, good practice and employment law relevant to large complex UK organisations.

Desirable B1 Knowledge and understanding of people and organisational development policy and practice within the UK Higher Education sector.


Essential C1 Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and effective listener. C2 Ability to explain information clearly, logically and succinctly in a variety of business communication settings and styles. C3 Excellent interpersonal skills with proven leadership, business partnering and negotiation/influencing skills. C4 Able to build and maintain strong relationships with University staff, management and other stakeholders at all levels, with strong influencing capability. C5 Excellent analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills. C6 Strong track record in decision-making, including complex and emergency situations. C7 Ability to think and act strategically and as a change agent. C8 Ability to manage and prioritise own workload and those of others. C9 Skilled in job design and job evaluation processes.


Essential E1 Substantial human resources professional experience in a complex, diverse knowledge-based environment. E2 Experience of contributing to the design and development of organisational development initiatives. E3 Substantial experience of handling a complex Employee Relations case work portfolio. E4 Established track record of successfully influencing and shaping wider team efforts. E5 Experience of successfully managing change projects through to completion. E6 Experience in policy and strategy development, including strategies to enhance diversity, colleague engagement and organisational development. E7 Exposure to and understanding of global mobility employment issues. E8 Experience of working in partnership with trade unions and staff representatives.

Desirable F1 Experience of working in Higher Education sector. F2 Experience of delivering business partnering service to colleagues based outside the UK, including China.

Terms and Conditions Salary will be Grade 8, £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.

This post is full time (35 hours per week) and open ended (permanent). Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect: 1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared. 2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension , benefits and discount packages. 3 A flexible approach to working. 4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community here.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 145288 Close Date : 19-May-2024 23:45

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