Job Details HR Business Partner P8375

Discipline

Human Resources

Location

Stevenage

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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

An opportunity has arisen for an HR Advisor to join the Engineering HR business partnering team to work closely with various engineering sub functional teams as well as within the wider HR function. The role could be based in Stevenager, Herts or Bristol and will include a blended approach to onsite and remote working.

What’s the role?

  • Coach, influence and advise the relevant engineering business areas in all matters relating to people management ensuring effective people management activity (e.g. retention, capability, performance management, sickness absence, talent management)
  • Work closely with the business area acting as the key contact for complex people issues providing advice, coaching and solutions
  • Contribute to new HR policy and process requirements as required
  • Coach, advise and influence the relevant business area to ensure compliance with employment legislation and company policies and procedures
  • Become an established member of the management team to identify development opportunities, coach the management team through all people issues and help develop their management style
  • Work closely with the Function/Department Heads to understand the business challenges and the people issues that may arise
  • Participate in UK and International team meetings and contribute to the planning of all HR activities, developing ideas to improving processes or developing solutions to overcome problems
  • Organise and prioritise own workload ensuring all deadlines are met, reviewing and monitoring priorities to ensure quality and standards are maintained
  • Ensure international/national HR calendar activities are delivered within time and to quality

What we’re looking for

  • Comfortable with ambiguity, ability to flex and adapt and be resilient through periods of change
  • Self-motivated with the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Established ability to build constructive working relationships and use effective coaching and influencing skills
  • Excellent practical knowledge and understanding of Employment Law
  • The ability to bring innovative HR solutions or ways of working to both the Engineering HR Business partnering team as well as the engineering business area
  • Ability to appreciate and seek to resolve complex organisational and business problems
  • Strong consultancy problem solving, coaching and facilitation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • International and national travel may be required
  • The ability to work in ambiguous situations and create clarity from them
  • The ability to influence other HR functions to support business requirements
  • A nice to have, experience of any of the following; Organisational design, Skills for the future, Strategic Resource Planning, Knowledge Management, Employee engagement

What’s in it for you?

  • You will be able to form close working relationships with the local Management teams. You will gain experience within a specific customer base and extend your professional network and impact within MBDA
  • You will have the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the challenges faced by the business, whilst identifying the key people issues that need your drive and support to deliver.
  • You will have opportunity to take responsibility for managing a wide range of situations, such as:
    • assisting the business area though a culture change through the transition to Dynamic Working
    • working with managers to create individual development and progression plans
    • supporting recruitment and improving retention
    • case management of employees
    • managing disciplinary, capability and grievance issues fairly, within the framework of UK employment law, MBDA policy and business satisfaction

Our benefits

  • Flexible/hybrid working, opportunities for career progression, paid overtime, bonus scheme, comprehensive pension scheme, annual salary review, fantastic working environment and site facilities , social, charitable and sporting activities.

Join a great team!

  • The Engineering HR team is a fun, successful, integrated team, with members in four Nations (France, UK, Italy & Germany)
  • The ethos is togetherness, where knowledge-sharing and communication is valued
  • Communication is key as you will need the support of all your colleagues and peers

Why us?

MBDAis an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We’re here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working

Follow MBDA on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers) and Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK).

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

00 Benefits & Rewards

Annual Bonus

Annual Bonus

Our success is dependent on every individual’s contribution to MBDA UK. We want to encourage you to fulfil your potential and share in that success. As such, we have in place a bonus scheme based on different criteria and dependant on grade.

25 Days Annual Leave (plus holiday purchase)

25 Days Annual Leave (plus holiday purchase)

Employees receive 25 days of paid annual leave per calendar year, in addition to all statutory and public holidays. This increases to 26 days after 10 years of service and 27 days after 30 years. You can enjoy more time off by purchasing up to an additional five days holiday through payroll.

Dynamic / Flexible Working

Dynamic / Flexible Working

The way we work is changing and your schedule will reflect that. For non-executive employees, we have a flexi-time scheme that allows you to choose, within certain parameters, when you start and finish each day and how you can use time you have accrued. If you have worked the time, you are also able to accrue and take up to 15 days of Flexi-leave per annum, in addition to the 25 days of annual leave provided and bank holidays.

Enhanced Parental Leave

Enhanced Parental Leave

Eligible employees taking maternity, adoption or shared parental leave can take up to 52 weeks of leave. This includes up to 18 weeks of enhanced pay, paid at 100% of their average earnings.

Dining and Lifestyle Discounts and Vouchers

Dining and Lifestyle Discounts and Vouchers

We offer a choice of two dining and lifestyle cards so you can save money at restaurants, cinema, days out and more as a member. You will have access to hundreds of discounts and rewards on a wide range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment options.

Subsidised Gym Membership

Subsidised Gym Membership

Keep fit for less with our on-site gym located at Stevenage, without breaking the bank. The monthly cost includes access to Stevenage’s Sports & Social club where you can enjoy money off sporting activities, shopping, theatre trips and more. We also offer discounted rates at over 3,500 gyms nationwide.

Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme

A valuable part of your reward package is the option to become a member of the BAE System Pension Scheme. Whether you plan to retire in five or 45 years you need to think about where your future income will come from when you do. The pension schemes do not just provide for your future, you will also have protection in case you have to stop or cease work early because of ill health; and valuable benefits for your beneficiaries if you should pass away.

Share Incentive Plan

Share Incentive Plan

The Share Incentive Plan (SIP) is available for you to join and reinforces our commitment to long-term share ownership amongst our employees.

Financial Advice

Financial Advice

You can take advantage of a range of free seminars held throughout the year to help you make good financial decisions for now and the future.

Extracurricular Learning Budget

Extracurricular Learning Budget

You can receive up to £150 towards the cost of approved courses each year including group language lessons.

Health and Dental Insurance

Health and Dental Insurance

Cover you and your family with the option to select our six levels of dental cover. You can choose to visit NHS or private dentists and the cost is deducted through payroll. 

We've teamed up with AXA PPP to offer a selection of private healthcare plans, deductible from your net pay, for you and your family. 

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

Receive free, confidential advice on a range of financial, personal and workplace issues, available 24/7.

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Training and Development

You’ll be able to choose between a variety of online learning platforms such as Percipio, YouLearn, Career Builder and Video Gateway. Each one is tailored to a specific type of learning. Speak to your line manager to find out more. 

We encourage new learning and will provide up to £150 in financial support per year if you wish to participate in further study in your own time. You’ll have access to our Learning Gateway, which hosts the formal course catalogue and is where you can select the right training for your role and future development. The catalogue displays which courses are being delivered virtually or are classroom based. If you want to lead a team, you might be interested in our management training, designed for people of all experience levels. 

Dynamic Working

The way we work is changing and your schedule will reflect that. For non-executive employees, we have a flexi-time scheme that allows you to choose, within certain parameters, when you start and finish each day and how you can use time you have accrued. If you have worked the time, you are also able to accrue and take up to 15 days of Flexi-leave per annum, in addition to the 25 days of annual leave provided and bank holidays.

Security Clearance

All employees at MBDA are required to hold UK Security or BPSS Clearance. To gain this clearance you are required to meet the government standard for eligibility. If your application to MBDA is successful, we'll need to check your eligibility, which means seeing your birth certificate and/or passport and educational certificates. Security vetting and medical clearance will also be undertaken. 

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