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National Grid HR Business Partner in Warwick, United Kingdom

About the role:

An internal move has created a fantastic opportunity for a CIPD qualified HR Business Partner to join our Asset Operations division within National Grid Electricity Transmission (c.1,600 FTE nationally).

Working collaboratively with the business and People function, business partnering a highly unionised, geographically dispersed, field and office-based workforce within a large corporate, matrix business, you’ll develop and implement an integrated People Plan. A highly visible and crucial role, within our talented, well-respected, collaborative HR team, you’ll be the go-to for all things employee relations and case management through to talent management & succession, whilst providing ongoing coaching and development to leaders.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deliver on the FY24 plan, supporting the stand up of a new leadership team, development of a pay framework, and implementation of talent management and succession activities.

  • Primary point of contact in relation to people priorities for all levels of management for all matters related to Asset Operations colleagues.

  • Ensure the HR agenda is implemented effectively, working closely with Reward and Recruitment teams i.e. resourcing strategy, talent management, compensation and benefits, performance management.

  • Provide technical HR support to design initiatives to ensure Asset Operations is structured appropriately and effectively.

  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Employee Relations (ER) team to ensure effective HR solutions are delivered.

  • Analyse performance metrics and data, performance, sickness retention issues and develop solutions.

About you:

You’re a fully CIPD qualified HR business partner, with significant expertise in a unionised environment, and strong employee relations experience. You enjoy developing successful, long-lasting business relationships / partnerships, with the ability to think and plan for the medium-term whilst managing the short-term - able to translate strategy into operational HR solutions. In person you’re a team-player, who thrives in a fast-paced role, can manage multiple priorities with exceptional facilitation skills. You’ll have 1 direct report, therefore management experience would also be beneficial.

What we can offer you:

Salary: up to £64,000 - dependant on experience


  • Up to 15% Annual Performance Bonus

  • 28 days annual leave, plus 8 statutory days (and option to buy 5 extra holiday days annually)

  • Double-match pension scheme – for every £1 you put in, we put in £2, to a maximum company contribution of 12%.

  • Life Assurance at 10x your base salary

  • Career progression & ongoing training and development

  • Financial support to help cover the cost of professional membership subscriptions, course fees, books, exam fees and time off for study leave – relevant to your role.

  • Access to benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car, technology & health schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

  • Family care benefits including a back-up care service for when your usual care arrangements fall through (six paid days each year as standard with the option to purchase further days).

About us:

National Grid plc, a FTSE 100 company, is an international utility business based in the United Kingdom and the north-eastern United States. We are one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world and we play a vital role in connecting millions of people to the energy they use, safely, reliably and affordably. With over 30,000 employees, we operate the heart of the energy system, leading the way in decarbonising to enable a net zero future, investing £7 billion last year alone in the innovative technology, infrastructure and skills to realise this ambitious imperative.


Further information:

This role is based at our Warwick office, with hybrid working. You’ll need to work closely with our colleagues in the field, therefore there will be some national travel involved. Your working week is likely to be 1 day in the field, 2 days in Warwick, and 2 days from home.

  • Advert Close: Mon 4th December 2023

  • Interviews: w/c 11th or 18th December 2023

  • For more information please reach out to our Recruitment Partner directly: Philippa.templeton@nationalgrid.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/ptempleton/

We encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.



At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.