Overview

Job Location:
London

From day one, our mission has been to create an independent business with a unique culture – one that is controlled by the people who work for it. Finding the most talented and entrepreneurial people has always been key to our success.

People come to Howden Group Holdings for lots of different reasons, but they stay for the same one: our culture. That’s what sets us apart, and why we nurture and retain the best talent in the market. Whatever your priorities – work/life balance, career progression, sustainability, volunteering – you’ll find like-minded people driving change at Howden Group.

HR Change Project Manager

12 months FTC

The HR Change Project Manager will play a key role in ensuring that organizational projects and initiatives deliver the objectives set out and maxmise colleague adoption. They will have the ability to anticipate reactions to the changes and minimize resistant behaviours from colleagues and stakeholders who are impacted by the changes. This role will focus on the people side of change, which involves preparing, supporting and equipping people to adopt and use changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles, organization structures, and more.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support to develop and implement change management strategies and plans to maximise  colleague  adoption and usage of required changes
  • Find improvements to increase benefits realization, value creation, return on investment and achievement of results and outcomes.
  • Support, engage and coach leaders to drive faster adoption
  • Enable the design, development, delivery and management of key communications.
  • Conduct impact analyses, assess change readiness, and identify key stakeholders.
  • Provide input, document requirements, and support the design and delivery of training programs.
  • Create actionable deliverables for the core change management plans: Sponsor Plan, People Manager Plan, Communications Plan, and Training Plan
  • Integrate change management activities into the project plan
  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Proven experienced in managing a HR change project End to End
  • Understanding of HR processes and policies
  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process
  • Experience with and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
  • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere
  • Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics
  • Problem solving and root-cause identification skills
  • Able to work effectively at all levels of an organization
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
  • A background in change management consulting in a large technology transformation program; experience with Workday implementation a plus
  • Accuracy and attention to detail under a busy workload.
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with an ability to work independently where required.
  • Enthusiastic and committed to learn, with a passion for project management.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word

What do we offer in return?

A career that you define.

Yes, we offer all the usual rewards and benefits – including great healthcare provision, a wide variety of wellbeing offers, competitive salary, generous pensions and more – but we know you expect all that.

What you might not expect is a job where everyone has a voice, where volunteering in the community is part of the day job, and where everyone is encouraged to play a part towards our sustainability goals. We want people who want to make a difference – not just in the workplace, but in the industry and in the wider community.

Our Culture: People First

We are proud to be at the global table, but we are most proud of our culture. It has been built on a single and constant set of principles over more than 25 years, and it has helped us become:

  • An international group with independence and people at its heart

  • A home for talent with a unique culture: the biggest small company in the world

The focus on being a People First business has always been at the very heart of the Group. David’s vision was to create an independent business with a unique culture; one that would survive and thrive as a business controlled by the people working for it. Finding the most talented and entrepreneurial people to join the Group has been and will continue to be key.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Howden Group Holdings we consider our people our chief competitive advantage and as such we treat colleagues, candidates, clients, and business partners with equality, fairness and respect, regardless of their age, disability, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or family circumstances.

Additional Job Details

Worker Type:

Fixed Term Contract (Fixed Term)