We recognise that there are times when you may need to take a break from your profession. Trying to return to work after time out can be tough and daunting. Have you taken time away from your HR career?
We are looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work – we will!The North West & Central region is introducing a HR community ‘Returners’ programme. You may never have considered a career on the railway before - we are not an employer purely for engineers. We have opportunities in almost every career path where we can offer you long-term career prospects with flexible working that will suit you and your family. Brief Description
As HR Project Leader (Employee Relations) for the NW&C Region, you will require a strong background in employee relations case work, with a focus on long term sick and grievances. You will be required to provide professional, expert, face to face Human Resources advice, coaching and support when dealing with complex employee relations cases across NW&C. The ideal candidate will be able to develop and deliver targeted line manager up-skilling programmes whilst working closely with the HR Business Partners and company-wide initiatives. They will also be able to manage a large and diverse caseload whilst creating and maintaining strong relationnships and communication channels with managers and HR Business Partners.This is an expression of interest for any future vacancies that may arise and will be based in either Birmingham or Manchester. About the role (External)
1. Deliver remit and success criteria of HR case management.
2. Manage the development and delivery of HR cases in compliance with company processes and procedures.
3. Manage the production of project management plans for HR case projects.
4. Establish and manage collaborative cross-functional virtual relationships with all key stakeholders.
5. Deliver regular progress reports, including relevant risks and issues.
6. Manage project budgets within agreed targets.
7. Promote and monitor the use of efficiency improvement methods.
8. Disseminate lessons learnt.
· Experience of working in change projects
· Understanding of applying project methodologies
· Educated to degree level
· Member of project association
· Commercial and financial awareness.
· Knowledge of the principles of investment processes and procedures.
· Knowledge of/experience in the UK rail industryHow to apply (External)
Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.
We will endeavour to provide a gender diverse interview panel wherever possible.
Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.
A career with Network Rail is a journey and we will do everything we can to make it a great one. That means plenty of support for personal and professional development. It also means a great range of benefits. Working with us, you’ll enjoy 28 days holiday, access to a range of contributory pension schemes, and the potential to top up your competitive salary with a bonus. We can offer you a season ticket loan, annual season tickets are discounted. What’s more, you can take advantage of childcare vouchers, discounted cycle hires and more. Discover more at .
We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £32,740 and increasing to £36,832. Initially the returners programme is to be offered on a 6 month fixed term contract basis.
Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.
Birmingham, Ladywood, England, West Midlands, United Kingdom