Director – HR Consultancy

The Director, HR Consultancy is an integral member of the Centrica HR Consultancy Services team, ensuring business intimacy & commerciality to provide business support where needed to support the delivery of our HR plan. The job holder will work in partnership with HR Partners & business leaders to deliver key business change & transformation, working in collaboration with the delivery and CoE HR teams.  The job holder will be responsible for working through the initial diagnosis of business issues with the HR Partner & relevant CoEs to develop appropriate commercial solutions. The job holder will then be responsible for effectively delivering business requirements, providing strategic & commercial HR expertise and support to business / functional stakeholders, leading squad teams as appropriate.

In particular this job role will take the lead on the HR implications of Financial Services regulation; advising stakeholders and supporting the embedding of a conduct culture. This is a fixed term contract opportunity for 9 – 12 months and the job holder and there is flexibility on where the role holder may be based in the UK. The Job role:Establish and maintain relationships with the HR Partner and business/ function stakeholders to understand needs, ensure alignment on objectives, and ongoing buy-in across all project activitiesProvide HR professional support and expertise on strategic projects, to ensure delivery and effective execution of all activitiesWork with the HR Partner, business/ function stakeholders & shared services to develop key milestones and plans, ensuring they align with the group IR agendaWork closely with the shared service team and other CoE members to ensure business requirements are understood and HR solutions are applied and understood by key stakeholdersLead, coach and motivate ‘squad’ teams to ensure successful delivery of all projects to time and costsEnsure escalated project issues are effectively managed and resolved, ensuring regular communications and progress updates are provided to key stakeholdersCoach business leaders, offering advice, feedback and challenge where appropriate so that they receive appropriate supportConduct post project reviews to learn from and share best practiceNetwork externally to bring in best practice and leading edge thinking to ensure team remains relevant and highly skilledEnsure compliance with legal and regulatory changes. The Person:Experience of working within Financial Services and understanding of SMCR and conduct culture is highly desirableHighly credible, inspirational and values driven leader who can set a clear vision and motivate others to deliver exceptional resultsTakes an enterprise wide approach and is collaborative, adaptable, politically intolerant and astute and able to understand the dynamics of large, complex organisationsResults orientated, highly tenacious and pragmatic, with significant determination and able to demonstrate a balance of assurance and personal humilityCommercial acumen and broad business understandingIntellectual horsepower to understand the detail, alongside the complexity, and still drive the strategic aimsStrong influencing and communication skills, at all levels including board and executive committee and key external stakeholdersSkilled in matrix workingStrong intellectual rigour and an appetite for professional developmentProven coach and builder of teamsAble to work conceptually as well as having the focus to executeStrong track record of building successful, collaborative relationships across all levels and business functionsA skilful team player with the ability to network effectively up, down and across the organisationExcellent communication skills; articulate, compelling, engaging and a highly inclusive mannerResilient and tenacious and thrives on working in ambiguity.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the ‘Apply’ button. Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button. This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

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