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HR Advisor TUPE & Transition

Posted: 9 Nov 2020 Closes: 23 Nov 2020
Leicestershire-Leicester, UK Competitive
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About Costain and your project.

We have an exciting opportunity to join us as a HR Advisor where you will support and lead on all TUPE activities both during the transition and integration phases, ensuring a smooth TUPE transfer for in-scope population. You will manage the end to end HR activities and on-boarding processes for all TUPE transfer employees and be the first point of contact for HR operational related queries. This role is initially offered on a six month fixed terms basis.

Costain helps to improve people's lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK's leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

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What will I be doing?

Leading on all people elements of TUPE activity within the project including:
  • Work with contract lead team to ensure mobilisation plans are in place and are executed
  • Compile and own TUPE schedule
  • Review/analyse ELI data and ensure that measures are communicated to incumbent
  • Support contract lead team with 'in-scope' review and conversations with the incumbent
  • Manage and update queries register, ensuring that responses are provided to employee reps/transferring employees in a timely manner. Escalate questions/queries as appropriate
  • Liaise with the recognised trade union and employee representatives as necessary and with trade unions subject to recognition as a part of the TUPE process
  • Liaise with incumbent's HR team to ensure smooth transition for all transferring employees
  • Manage and maintain TUPE consultation schedule and work with contract lead team to arrange one to one meetings with transferring employees
  • Support line managers at one to one meetings
  • Liaise with HR services team to ensure that all relevant information is provided to ensure transferring employees are set up on MyHR on the transfer date
  • Liaise with HR services and reward team to ensure reward statements and welcome packs are produced and issued
  • Manage the day 1/week one/month 1 onboarding processSupport contract management team during first month of onboarding including; arranging engagement initiatives, responding and closing out queries and liaising with L&D regarding inductions
  • Responsible for all onboarding activities and liaison with other Costain department/functions to ensure a smooth transition
  • Ensure HR risk management is taken into account and briefed to all the key stakeholders
  • Responsible for ensuring that our policies and practices are compliant with TUPE and wider employment legislation
  • Maintain a high standard of record-keeping regarding the steps taking during the transfer and consultation
  • Provide Generalist HR advice and guidance on all ER matters.
About you
  • Knowledge of UK employment law
  • Considerable experience of dealing with TUPE transfers (specifically transfers in) and collective consultation.
  • Ability to manage both the commercial business objectives and HR agenda in order to achieve the most appropriate outcomes for the business and HR
  • Proven experience of managing and implementing projects and change activities
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Under pressure, ability to maintain high levels of energy and resilience to "make things happen"
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change quickly
  • Collaborative approach with colleagues and teams
  • Proactively manage own development
  • Associate CIPD or equivalent
Final Statement

Why work for us?

Talent comes in many different guises. At Costain we recognise this and work with employees to take them where they want to go rather than where we think they should go. We are fully committed to creating a safe place to work, where everyone can be at their best, every day. A workplace where everyone can be their true self, feel valued and understood for who they are and what makes them unique.

As a mark of our progress we were named as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2018 and again in 2019. In addition to this, we have won various awards, including IChemE Diversity and Inclusion, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Employer of the year and a Business in the Community (BITC) Game Changer award. Manchester and London Pride parades are now established dates in the Costain calendar, and we are proud to be a Stonewall diversity champion. We are a member of Working Families, an early signatory to the BITC Race Charter and a Disability Confident Committed employer.

Costain value that everyone is different and by being different, our people can bring their own valuable contribution to the business. Creating an inclusive culture makes us more able to recruit, retain and progress a diverse workforce, increasing employee engagement and experiencing higher levels of wellbeing.

Our employee benefits

We're dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits. As well as a competitive salary, our employees enjoy a comprehensive core benefits package which includes:

  • Group Pension Plan, to help you save for the future
  • Employee Assistance Programme, to help employees and their families balance the pressures of work and home life
  • Incentive payments to recognise high-performance
  • Life assurance, to help protect your loved ones financially
  • Funded membership to a professional Institute
  • Private healthcare and dental packages
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership, to keep you as fit and as healthy as you can be
  • Volunteering days, so you can give back to your local community
  • Save as You Earn (SAYE) scheme, that lets you save towards buying shares in Costain

Costain, and the Armed Forces

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

Right to Work & Security Checks

Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we'll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK. You may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

Closing date

Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend at you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

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