HR Manager

Job Description

HR Manager

We currently have an opportunity for an HR Manager sat within P&TS at our site in Portsmouth Broad Oak.

As an HR Manager, you will provide support to a cross functional team working across a multi programme portfolio within Maritime Services. Working with other HR Professionals and Line Managers, you will have a depth of understanding of how to operationalise, integrate and deliver people processes, projects and change, through having a detailed knowledge of the context within a particular area of the business.

This role will provide you with possibility to work along line leaders to help them deliver their people agenda to achieve the company strategic goals. This covers areas such as employee relations, strategic workforce planning (SWP), Talent Management and nurturing, retention and ensuring diversity and inclusion is at the heart of the people agenda.

Your main responsibilities as a HR Manager will involve:

Supporting Senior Partners and People Managers in planning, and implementing the People Plan within a line of business or sector

Being able to use an understanding of the business context and relationship management skills to influence, facilitate and implement change

Providing operational advice on a range of employment and people issues and business change based on business needs, working in collaboration with the appropriate Centre of Expertise (CoE) and wider networks

Enabling line manager capability uplift, facilitating/supporting/coaching the manager in execution of people initiatives where necessary

Investigates and resolves complex 3rd tier generalist type queries requiring business knowledge and face to face handling

Reviewing business related people data to identify potential implications within the business context and initiate local actions to resolve these as appropriate

Leading and contributing to People projects, including management of LCM for projects as required

Your skills and qualifications:


Extensive knowledge of People practices and the internal UK business

Experience of leading and executing change management and organisational projects

Understanding of the business strategies and priorities and delivering solutions that best meet them

Degree in Human Resources / Business is essential, preferably with CIPD


Experience of operating successfully in a manufacturing or project-based organisation

Experience of operating within a unionised business

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an effective communicator who is able to work across different levels of stakeholders. You will have a strong HR Generalist background and have managed small to medium teams previously. You will be a team player and someone who is able to adapt their style accordingly. You will have a proactive approach to solving problems, leading the wider team to develop solutions with an ability to understand when to escalate matters for senior input or specialist advice. You will be able to make straightforward judgements by selecting appropriate solution from defined guidelines.

Location: Portsmouth Broad Oak

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.