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Assistant People Partner

Southeastern Railway

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Job Introduction

We are seeking an Assistant People Partner to join our team based out of our Head Office in London Bridge (hybrid working).

Your role will be to work alongside the People Business Partner team and wider business stakeholders to champion, promote and embed people initiatives which solve business problems. You will work collaboratively across Southeastern to embed development approaches that support the business to develop and retain key talent and drive overall business strategy.

Role Responsibility

You will have a number of main responsibilities within this role that will include, but not be limited to:

  • Collaborating with the wider People team and other key stakeholders to effectively embed the people strategy.
  • Supporting the people team on project work to embed people initiatives which create a culture in which our people can thrive.
  • Overseeing performance management approaches & review cycles including any redesign or changes required.
  • Collaborating with People Business Partners and functional leaders to ensure development planning is in place for high potential talent as well as assessing capability gaps and learning needs.
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders, to develop and deploy improved management onboarding processes.
  • Collaborating with Resourcing to evolve the Employee Value Proposition and developing our ability to recruit the best talent.
  • Working collaboratively with the Digital Training Manager to design and develop effective management learning resources.
  • Working alongside key stakeholders (and in collaboration with external providers) to ensure leadership and other development programmes are designed and delivered in line with company strategy and accommodate identified organisational capability gaps to accelerate talent development.
  • Work alongside the People Business Partners and the Colleague Experience Manager to support initiatives relating to employee engagement.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of talent processes and programmes and effectively communicating results and findings.
  • Benchmarking talent processes and strategies through building networks and looking from the outside in.

The Ideal Candidate

To be considered for this role, you will need to be able to showcase the below in your application:

  • That you are a focused and passionate talent professional with the ability to influence and drive results.
  • That you are an experienced professional in supporting people through change.
  • Previous experience with talent management processes and initiatives such as Graduate programme management and talent assessment processes.
  • Experience in managing performance review processes.
  • That you are a team player with the ability to articulate examples of collaborating and partnering with others to achieve tangible results.
  • Data driven with the skills to match this need
  • Proven experience as a coach particularly relating to topics such as performance management.
  • Experience of assessing capability and critical gaps on an individual and organisational basis.
  • Experience of partnering with stakeholders and using coaching methodology to influence others and reach “value-added” solutions.
  • That you are able to work independently and using your own initiative.
  • That you are enthusiastic and energetic.
  • Generalist HR experience to enable bigger picture thinking (desirable).
  • That you have a passion for learning.
  • That you have a positive outlook towards change and working as a team.

Package Description

Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.

As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;

  • A Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme
  • Free rail travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services (extends to family members for leisure/educational travel)
  • After a qualifying period, reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services
  • Up to 25 days annual leave entitlement (plus bank holidays)
  • Private healthcare
  • Access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our benefits scheme.
  • Family friendly benefits including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, parental leave and carers leave.

About the Company

About Southeastern

Southeastern runs train services into London from Kent and East Sussex, operating almost 1,700 trains a day, carrying more than 400,000 passengers, serving 176 stations and covering 540 miles of track.

Just over 4,600 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We aim to be the best
  • We make the difference together
  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers

We are committed to being an inclusive employer, creating a workplace where everyone can come to work, feel safe and comfortable and able to do everything to the best of their ability. Read about some of the great Diversity and Inclusion initiatives our Head of Colleague Experience has been leading on here.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and it matters to us that our teams reflect the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

We proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here.

We have also won the Top Employer award at the Women in Rail Awards 2022!

If you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process for the same/similar position you will not be eligible to apply for a period of 6 months from that date.

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation. We are unable to offer sponsorship to work in the UK.

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

SOUTHEASTERN is owned by SE Trains Ltd, a subsidiary of the Department for Transport’s public sector owning group, ‘DOHL.’ DOHL has responsibility for three rail companies, LNER, Northern Trains Limited and SE Trains.

SE Trains Limited

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