Advertised:29-04-13 | Closing Date:28-06-13

Embassy of UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (British Embassy Manila)

Are you an experienced HR Manager, an innovative and energetic self-starter?  Do you thrive on challenge, have the drive and resilience to see a job through, and set and observe high standards of customer service across a regional network of offices? 
 
If so, we are looking for a Regional HR Manager to join our busy and dynamic team at a time of rapid change to provide strategic and tactical direction and leadership in the areas of recruiting, compensation, performance management, learning and development, employee relations, and more. 
 
The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team in the development, implementation and review of standardised Asia Pacific-wide HR policies to support staff engagement in the region
 
Background
 
The British Embassy Manila is part of a world-wide network of 230 Posts, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas.  Our office in Manila has over 100 staff and in 2012, it also became the Asia Pacific Regional Corporate Services Centre serving the HR needs for over 1,000 staff in 30 UK diplomatic Posts across this region.  The Regional HR Manager will be based at the British Embassy in Manila. Some travel in the region may be required.

Regional HR Manager
National Capital Reg

Responsibilities:

In consultation with relevant colleagues, lead an HR centre of excellence to carry out agreed responsibilities for the region that include:
  • Manage a team of 5-8 staff in Manila to deliver recruitment services and HR support to British diplomatic posts in Asia Pacific and lead a network of 3-5 HR practitioners from around the region to deliver Asia Pacific HR objectives
  • Work alongside HR Business Partners and policy leads in London and the region to implement organisation-wide HR initiatives in Asia Pacific
  • Develop and implement new and progressive HR policies and programs.  Translate the strategic regional HR model into operational and tactical plans for delivery in Asia Pacific. 
  • Lead implementation of new region-wide programmes, such as unified pay and grading structures, standardised performance management process, new employee induction, and other initiatives that unify Posts together in a global/regional HR model 
  • Present plans and ideas to senior leaders in Asia or globally; facilitate discussions and decision making.  Consult with staff and senior leaders across the Asia Pacific network.
  • Work closely with the Regional Learning and Development Team to exploit synergies and develop strategic learning & development plans for staff
  • Liaise with HR practitioners in other diplomatic missions and companies, local lawyers and labour organizations

Requirements:

  • Diploma/Degree holder or equivalent (advantageous if relevant to HR)
  • Previous experience in HR Management (at least 6 years); with experience in both specialised HR work (compensation and rewards/job evaluation design/performance management/HRIS) or HR business partnership role, and/or management of an HR team
  • HR experience in other countries or supporting other countries will be an advantage
  • A proven track record of managing a human resources team in a complex environment.  Ability to motivate and lead a team to achieve both individual and team objectives. 
  • Strong analytical and project management skills. Demonstrate ownership and leadership in terms of delivering key HR initiatives and excellent customer service. 
  • Decisive, hands-on, detail oriented professional who takes an active role in both day-to-day human resources functions, as well as a key member of the management team with regard to strategic decision making and implementation. 
  • Good command of spoken and written English; Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work with people at all levels in a fast paced environment.  Strong presentation skills also highly desired. 
  • Highly collaborative and able to work well across multiple stakeholders. 
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.  Experience in using HR systems is desirable
The British Embassy offers a competitive remuneration package including: competitive salary, 36-hour working week, salary payable 14 times per year, 20 days paid annual leave, medical insurance package and development training opportunities.  Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks.  Staff who are locally recruited by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local Philippine Law.
 
 
         How to Apply
         
         Interested candidates should forward a CV, completed Application Form which can be downloaded from our  
         website at
         and a covering letter stating why you feel you have the necessary skills to perform well in the above role by 12th
         May 2013 to Manila.HR@fco.gov.uk.   Please include your name and job reference Reg’l HR Manager in the
         subject heading. We will only entertain candidates with complete application documents.
 
         Interview
 
         Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an interview in late May.
 
         Start Date
 
         We hope that the successful candidate will start work in June 2013.

 


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