Ministry of Justice Careers – HR Business Partner

Website Ministry of Justice

Job Description:

This successful candidate will need to work at a strategic level and will be responsible for developing and sustaining trusted working relationships with regional leadership judges. Your HR insights will be key in understanding the impact of the changes for the judiciary throughout the region helping to shape the Judicial HR offer.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operating as an integral member of the HRBP Team, scanning for emerging trends and acting as an intelligent customer into the wider HR Team on behalf of judiciary located in the North West Region.
  • Provide advice to enable leadership judges to take proactive steps to deal with or pre-empt issues relating to judicial health, welfare, behaviour and performance, and to provide high quality timely advice on specific or generalised HR problems. You will support the management of the regional HR caseload. You will use data to identify relevant existing and likely future trends.
  • Connecting with HMCTS HRBP colleagues to provide holistic HR advice and support where issues cross boundaries of staff and the judiciary.
  • Work with the local leadership judges to review regional approaches for identifying and dealing with issues relating to judicial health, welfare, behaviour and performance issues and where necessary suggest changes to those approaches.
  • To act as a change agent to support the JO Organisational Design programme.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with regional leadership judges to become a source of trusted advice and support on HR matters.
  • Work with judicial leaders to help talent management, succession planning and career conversations within their areas of responsibility.
  • Work closely with the respective Judicial Secretariat (who administer judicial resourcing across the region) as appropriate, to identify and address relevant HR issues.
  • Line management of a small team comprising two HR Advisors (HEO grade), one of whom manages four HR Support Officers (EO grade).
  • Provide assistance, as required, to leadership judges when communicating key messages about, for example, the HMCTS reform programme.

Job Requirements:

  • Supporting good practice change management; experience of managing change
  • Awareness of organisational design and development work.
  • Extracting, analysing, presenting MI and data to the business to back up people propositions.
  • Align activities to contribute to wider organisational priorities and be alert to emerging issues and trends which might impact on your and the wider HR area.
  • Maintain a people focus during change and take people with you, despite operating in a culture that can be complex and ambiguous. You monitor and measure the impact of business changes.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills, including the confidence to speak with credibility and authority when operating at a senior level.
  • Work with others to identify areas for improvement and simplify process to use fewer resources and use technology where possible to increase efficiency.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and proactively with stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Maintain and review systems and service to ensure delivery of professional excellence and establish ways to find and respond to feedback from customers about the service provided.
  • Strong and effective HR experience and ability to build partnerships and relationships; being recognised as a trusted advisor.
  • Ability to deliver effective outcomes in an ambiguous environment.
  • Share information as appropriate and act as an intelligent customer for the wider HR service, communicating in a straightforward, honest and engaging manner.
  • Encourage joined up teamwork within own team and across other groups. Establish professional relationships with a range of stakeholders. Collaborate with these to share information, resources and support.

Job Details:

Company: Ministry of Justice

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Manchester, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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