A career in our Human Resources, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference at PwC by helping to fully leverage the skills and talents of all our people. You’ll help our local offices in driving the Firm’s people strategy, creating a unique people experience for each individual, and supporting our Firm wide values by working with the core competencies that measure and drive individual and Firm wide success in the marketplace.
To really stand out and make us ﬁt for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future. As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution.
PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities and coach to help deliver results.
Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.
Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current trends in business area.
Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
Share relevant thought leadership.
Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.
Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.
Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.
Who we are
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is one of the world’s leading Professional Services organisations who advise some of the most successful organisations, entrepreneurs and private businesses on a range of services including Assurance, Tax, Consulting and Acquisitions.
To support our team of over 20,000 people within the UK we have a strong HC team who provide professional advice to our people managers, and guide our business stakeholders through operational HR activities delivering a consistent & professional service, that enables and enhances business performance.
About the role
This is a new and exciting role created to support the growth of our Audit practice. We are seeking an experienced HC Advisor who is looking for a great development opportunity to partner with the business in an autonomous role, as they will be the sole HR person on the ground across 2 business areas. The Advisor would sit within our HC Operations Management team which is centrally managed, and would be part of our First Five Years stream within this.
The role will be based in Leeds and will require travel to Bradford at least twice a week, and Manchester once a week.
You will provide expert advice and support to career coaches on the firm's policies and best practice, and guide them in the evaluation of risk, options and outcomes. This will include a wide range of advice on HC matters including employee relations, performance management and health & wellbeing activity, working alongside our specialist advice team.
The HC Advisor is responsible for providing timely and clear advice to career coaches and business leaders through commercial understanding of the business unit, its people issues, priorities and recruit to retire activities.
We are seeking a professional self starter who has confidence to drive efficiency, create a vision and partner with the business. You must be knowledgeable on UK employment law, HC policy and process interpretation and able to provide guidance on a broad range of people related activities, demonstrating ownership, whilst judging when to escalate to specialist HC colleagues, or a HC Manager as appropriate. The HC Advisor will be responsible for interpreting people MI and giving insights to the business to enable informed decisions to enhance business performance.
Successful applicant will require
Previous experience in an HR generalist role at Advisor level; experience in professional services/large corporates advantageous
Commercial understanding of the business and how HR can enhance performance via the people agenda
Strong knowledge and understanding of health & wellbeing, performance management and employee relations, with previous hands on experience of managing multiple cases across these areas
Experience in partnering with senior business leaders
Experience in supporting and developing career coaches
Broad generalist HR knowledge and experience
Strong project management and organisational skills, to manage high volumes of work, often within tight deadlines
Ability to plan ahead within the cyclical calendar to provide proactive HR support to the business
Ability to challenge and realign work away from the HC team where necessary
High standard of written documentation, and previous experience of producing professional and robust letters and reports
Pragmatic, diplomatic, sound written skills and a good team player
Portray a professional mindset
Communicate/interact effectively with employees/career coaches while displaying empathy and courtesy
Strong interpersonal/consulting skills, working effectively at all levels of the organisation
Flexibility and adaptability in both attitude and approach
Strong attention to detail
Cultivate trust with customers, team members and others within the wider HC function
Responsibility for developing own knowledge and future career progression within the HC function
Willingness to take on extra responsibility and go the extra mile
CIPD qualified/part qualified or equivalent
Strong excel skills and the ability to efficiently manipulate and interpret data.
Strong presentation skills with the ability to flex style to have impact both in person or virtually.