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HR Commercial Partner - Shared and Traded HR Services
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HR Commercial Partner - Shared and Traded HR Services
Salary: Grade K - £50,826 - £57,171 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 36 ,Full-time post but job share arrangements will be considered
Location: Post holder will be required to work across Kingston and Sutton Councils

About us
This is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive HR and Organisational Development (OD) Shared Service that focuses on our customers’ needs across Kingston Council, Sutton Council and our traded services. We are building a strategically focused OD service, that is responsive to our internal customer needs and enables them to provide the services needed for the communities we work with. This is a great place to be a HR and OD Professional.

We’ve recently undergone a significant restructure across the service which has resulted in the creation of a number of exciting new roles at various levels and the opportunity to define, shape and deliver our new strategic OD focused model. If you’re passionate about providing excellent customer, HR and OD services and thrive in a challenging yet highly rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

About the role
The role reports directly to the Corporate Head of HR Shared and Traded Services, and is directly responsible for one Traded Services Administrator.

Our existing shared service between Kingston and Sutton Councils provides HR and Organisational Development services to both Councils and trades services with 7 external customers and over 200 schools across 4 councils.

The HR Commercial Partner will undertake end-to-end management of all the HR & OD traded services contracts, service level agreements and external provider relationships.

The HR Commercial Partner will work closely with the HR & OD teams, the council commissioning and finance teams to proactively identify, promote and facilitate traded services opportunities to retain existing business and win new business.

This role will ensure that existing Service Level Agreements are commercial, robust, signed and pricing reviews for all traded services are undertaken and communicated annually. This will include drafting contracts, contract variations, whilst recording and communicating process updates and changes.

The HR Commercial Partner will work with HR & OD Partners to ensure that all aspects of external provider service level agreements are delivered within agreed specifications and to ensure that delivery from the providers meets the expected standards.

About you
We are looking for someone with substantial experience of managing commercially focused contracts and service level agreements with both internal and external customers, who is Commercially astute with experience of pricing, benchmarking and horizon scanning.

In addition you’ll have thorough knowledge of legislative and policy requirements in respect of public sector contracts, KPI’s and service level agreements and successful experience of working with key suppliers and customer stakeholders to address service matters

A full overview of the skills, abilities and experience we’re looking for is outlined in the job profile.

Our offer
You’ll have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:
  • 29 days annual leave plus 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Support to progress your career with relevant development opportunities and the chance to play a part in key projects
  • Three volunteering days a year
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Interest free season loan ticket for travel, car parking scheme, cycle to work scheme and zip car scheme
  • Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres - full details here
  • Agile working arrangements
  • Modern and dynamic working environment and technology - all staff are issued with a Google Chrome Device to enable collaborative, streamlined and networked working
Please apply online by uploading your current CV and a supporting statement outlining what skills, experience and abilities you can bring which makes you an ideal candidate for this role. Please ensure you refer to the job profile when completing your supporting statement.

Closing date: Monday 9 November 2020 
Interview date(s): 24 November 2020  

The Royal Borough of Kingston is Disability Confident Committed. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role and ensure that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under represented within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

The Royal Borough of Kingston is now an accredited London Living Wage Employer.

The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living. Our Living Wage commitment means that everyone working at the Royal Borough of Kingston, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers receive the London Living Wage.
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