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    HR Business Partner

    HR - Customer Experience & Commercial

    Location:  Derby
    Contract Type:  Permanent
    Salary:  Circa £38,000
    Closing Date:  Friday 10 July 2020
    Interview Date:  To be confirmed
    Reference:  2020-141

    We are proud to be one team at East Midlands Railway (EMR), passionate about delivering easier journeys for our customers every day. Our 2,500 Colleagues are the reason why we are so successful and the HR team HR makes a crucial contribution. Four times accredited as a Top Employer we are looking to recruit an exceptional HR Business Partner to join our busy team. 

    An experienced and confident HR practitioner, you will enjoy the challenge of working across a diverse range of employment relations (ER) challenges, both individual cases and collective issues, against the backdrop of a highly unionised environment. Everyone counts at EMR and our HR team prides itself on making a tangible difference every day. Highly regarded, our HR Business Partners have a chameleon-like ability to roll their sleeves up deal with the ‘everyday’ grievance and disciplinary matters and work strategically on challenging and complex people issues, where creative problem solving, critical thinking and influencing skills are vital!  Patience helps too!

    You will join HR and mainly work with the Customer Service team so you will be a frequent traveller on our network, enjoying the benefits of first class business travel and using the train as your mobile office.  Our Customer Service team always welcome volunteers if you want time away from HR. We encourage the whole management team to take advantage of any opportunities to work directly with our customers at stations or on-board.

    An experienced HR Business Partner you will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

    • Build line manager capability in employee engagement, performance management & appraisals, succession planning and ER, through effective coaching and mentoring;
    • Manage projects and prioritise a busy workload effectively to achieve results
    • Assimilate and navigate complex collective agreements and bargaining forums, upholding and protecting the integrity of our procedures, policies and employment law;
    • Build and maintain effective relationships with trade union representatives, line mangers and HR colleagues;
    • Influence line managers to prioritise employee engagement, providing practical help when needed.

    CIPD level 5 qualified, commercially aware and resilient, you will have a proven track record of working in a unionised environment and relish working in a collaborative results orientated culture.

    In addition to the competitive salary, you will also enjoy a wide range of benefits including a fantastic pension scheme, free travel on the EMR network, discounted travel with other rail operators and discounted EMR train tickets for your friends and family.

    To apply please complete the online application form and upload your CV.

    We promise to treat you fairly, consistently and with respect throughout the application, assessment and selection process.

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    We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, we promote equal opportunities for all.  East Midlands Railway is a non-discriminatory employer committed to the recruitment and promotion of all on the basis of ability and merit irrespective of disability, race, gender, health, social class, sexual preference, marital status, nationality, religion, employment status or age. We’ll treat your application fairly and assess you for the job based on merit and skills. 


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