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HR Business Partner - Savills Glasgow Office - job post

Savills Management Resources
3.6 out of 5
Glasgow G1
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Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday


Glasgow G1

Full job description

Purpose of the Role

The HR Business Partner role is to provide an integrated HR service to line managers, surveyors and employees, implementing and driving our people policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

Advisory - Employee Relations

  • Advise line managers, surveyors and employees on queries regarding policies, procedures, employee relations issues etc, via telephone, email or face to face.
  • Manage a high volume and varied employee relations case load, guiding and advising line managers/surveyors with the interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures, including disciplinary, grievance, performance/capability, sickness absence etc.
  • Attend employee relations meetings as required, (e.g. disciplinary, grievance, capability, absence, flexible working etc). Compile and issue all appropriate HR documentation required within employee relations cases.
  • Facilitate complex exit strategies when required including settlement agreement negotiations.
  • Discuss any restructure proposals with the Surveyor / Line Manager to design the business/HR strategy to move forward with facilitating this process and manage any potential redundancy situations arising as a result of restructure proposals.


  • Manage the process of the transfer of employees (both in and out), ensuring the Company complies with TUPE regulations and that any transition of employees is smooth and professional with the least disruption to the employee.


  • Keep abreast of changes in relevant employment law legislation and ensure that the Company complies. Attend seminars / training programs to enhance knowledge.
  • Assist in reviews of existing or development of new internal SMR policies, procedures and HR documentation.

Record Keeping

  • Ensure all completed case work is securely stored electronically, on paper records within personnel files and up to date on the Company’s online HR system, Cascade.
  • Ensure all paperwork arising from general HR queries is stored electronically and/or on employee personnel files as appropriate.
  • Ensure employee confidentiality is maintained at all times and data protection legislation is adhered to.

Recruitment & Selection

  • Provide line managers with general advice on following a fair and consistent recruitment process.
  • Assist the HR Operations team where necessary to ensure the job description and person specifications are complete for all roles being recruited to.
  • Attend interviews when appropriate.


  • Hold full responsibility for case management within allocated region
  • Regular travel to and presence on properties within the geographic region Additionally, some national travel and over-night stays are required from time to time for events such as team meetings, training and assistance within other regions.
  • Liaise with the HR Operations team to arrange for new starters documentation to be issued where appropriate and review prepared employment contracts.
  • Liaise with the HR Operations Team to keep records up to date and ensure standard letters are issued in a timely manner.
  • Ensure efficient communications within internal teams and to appropriate third parties, where applicable.
  • Liaise with the Operations Support Team on issues such as TUPE, Health and Safety and Security.
  • Liaise with the Pathways Training team on the training needs of employees and assist with Inductions, where appropriate.
  • Work with wider HR team on the implementation of the Human Resources Business Plan including working on ad hoc HR projects.
  • Attend scheduled meetings within the department to ensure that all members are aware of all key issues.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge of current employment legislation
  • Knowledge of best practice in specific HR areas (such as recruitment & selection, absence management, capability issues, disciplinary and grievance, etc.)
  • Knowledge of good line management practice

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to demonstrate a level of punctual and reliable attendance at work required to satisfactorily fulfil job role
  • Ability to use MS Office competently
  • Ability to manage and influence managers to develop best practice and personal performance
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build rapport with others
  • Ability to maintain a professional and confidential attitude to all aspects of the post
  • Ability to analyse management information and use it to best advantage
  • Ability to enable line managers to achieve policy compliance whilst working in a busy and challenging environment
  • Ability to produce accurate and legible written material, plans and reports to meet deadlines
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload to meet job requirements

Qualifications Required

  • Grad CIPD or evidence of good progress with award
  • 3 GCSE or equivalent standard in Maths and English (Grade
  • C or above)

Experience Required

  • Experience of working in a generalist HR environment
  • Experience of using Information Technology in a HR and administrative context
  • Practical experience of participating in procedural meetings and in advising on HR issues

Working Hours - 37.5 hours per week, 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

Please see our Benefits Booklet for more information.

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