HR Business Partner
Location: Bristol, UK – Hybrid – working from home options available
Compensation: Competitive + Benefits
Role Type: Full Time / Permanent

At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a HR Business Partner at our Ashton House site.

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.

Mission Systems

The HR Business Partner role is based within our Mission Systems business area.

Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers’ needs.

The role

The difference our new HR Business Partner will make

As a HR Business Partner you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. The HR team creates the right conditions for the business to thrive. We are a core team of hard-working people partnering with our business to deliver great outcomes. Our bread and butter is change, and with every incremental or step change, we’re creating a business that is more people-centred, higher performing, and easier to thrive in.

Day to day, you’ll be supporting the development of the people agenda, championing employee engagement initiatives, and acting as an advocate for your business area. You’ll develop and implement the associated people plan, initiatives and processes for your business area, to build a healthy, high-performing organisation. You’ll be building strong and influential relationships with key stakeholders, including trade union and employee representatives and colleagues across the sector, to deliver our strategic objectives. You’ll Coach managers to improve their impact as leaders, and enabling them to resolve complex employee cases, seeking legal advice where required. As well as analysing data, building insight and understanding of your business area, making recommendations and implementing associated changes to improve processes and enhance performance.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working arrangements with typically 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 days working from home.

Essential experience

  • Excellent listening and communication skills, with the ability to relate to, influence and coach Directors and Senior Leaders across the organisation.
  • A self-starter, who is performance and delivery driven – with a desire to make significant contribution/impact. Is able to work independently, and as an active, collaborative team member.
  • A critical thinker – who can understand complex issues (balancing the detail and the big picture), using insight/data (evidence) and their judgement to make good decisions and have a positive impact.
  • An inclusive leader who has a passion for creating a great people experience and enabling a diverse and high performing culture. Someone who will delegate and hold people accountable appropriately, as well as to support, guide and coach.
  • A catalyst, who has experienced organisation growth/transformation and is happy to challenge the status quo, be resilient when the going gets tough, and can take people with them to achieve an outcome.
  • What we offer

    Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
  • Employee Share Plan
  • Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
  • STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
  • Working from home and flexible work patterns
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
  • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best
  • Babcock International

    For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

    Application Guidance

    All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

    Closing Date: 1st November 2022

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