People Transformation Advisor

HR Business Centre – Holliday Street, Central Birmingham
Full Time


British Transport Police (BTP) are looking to recruit a People Transformation Advisor on a permanent contract to join our BTP 2021 projects team during a period of transformation and modernisation. This role is based in Birmingham City Centre (although some travel to other BTP locations is required) paying up to £34,274.06 per annum.

BTP is the national police Force for the rail network throughout Great Britain, including London Underground, across which we ensure the safety and security of nearly 3 billion passenger journeys and over 100 million tons of freight every year. The world in which we work is fast-paced, operationally and commercially demanding, and constantly changing. As People Transformation Advisor you will work closely with the People Transformation Business Partner to deliver a new organisational support model for HR services. You will deliver a refocused approach to the employee life cycle and ensure the effective implementation of new systems to support a move to a business partnering model of delivery.

As People Transformation Advisor you will be required to:

  • Lead on aspects of the People and Culture departmental review to re-design aspects of the employee lifecycle and increase the use of automation and self service
  • Work with the People and Culture head of departments and operational stakeholders to design and implement new processes, challenging current ways of working and culture to ensure the new approach is in line with the new ways of working for Organisational Support
  • Develop and revise policies which support the new ways of working, working closely with SMEs to ensure they are fit for purpose
  • Design, deliver and implement courses and workshops for People and Culture colleagues to embed the new ways of working ensuring consistency of approach across the organisation
  • Working closely with finance, commercial and estates colleagues to ensure all new processes and policies are aligned across the Organisational Support Programme
  • Work with BTP HR colleagues to maintain knowledge of best practice and developments in HR and policing, developing self and colleagues to maintain up to date skills, approaches and solutions
  • Manage stakeholder/colleague relationships (internally & externally) so as to maximise the effectiveness of BTP and the HR function to ensure good reputation of both

The successful candidate will be required to evidence the following skills:

  • CIPD level 5 qualified or equivalent experience
  • A successful track record in providing HR generalist work in a large multi-disciplined operational organisation
  • Has contributed towards the delivery of successful organisational, managerial and cultural change within a comparable organisation
  • Professional, persuasive and influential. Able to command the confidence of senior operational managers, employees, trade unions, external partners and other stakeholders.
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Significant HR generalist knowledge including good knowledge of UK employment legislation and case law

Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description.

If you are interested in applying then please submit a copy of your CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements for this role as per the job description. Please submit this in one single document in the 'CV Upload' section.

In return for your experience, we can offer you:

  • Salary of up to £34,274.06 per annum
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Other benefits include a bespoke BTP rewards platform and various salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work as many high street and online retail discounts

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. In order to apply, you must have the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the previous 3 years. You will be asked these and other questions to determine your eligibility to work for British Transport Police when you start your application and you must answer honestly.

Candidates internal to BTP must confirm that they are not subject to formal action plans for sickness/complaints/discipline or poor performance, that all mandatory training courses have been attended and are in ticket/up to date, that a ‘Competent’ rating, or above, was achieved on the last reporting year PDR and they have completed their tenure period for current substantive posting.