HR Manager

Location: Portsmouth Broad Oak, Cowes, Great Baddow, and Portsmouth Naval Base could also be considered, we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £54,000 + dependent on skills and experiences plus annual incentive bonus

What you’ll be doing:

  • Partnering with the business and senior stakeholders to drive implementation of the People strategy and deploy integrated business-focused solutions
  • Optimising business performance through effective deployment of strategic workforce planning, resourcing, talent, reward and performance processes
  • Operating in a manufacturing, unionised, project-based organisation
  • Influencing and coaching others to deliver business priorities
  • Analyse data to identify trends and implications, and leads on local action to address these
  • Providing operational advice on a range of people issues

Your skills and experiences:

  • Experienced professional with a deep knowledge of People functional and business matters
  • Experience in trade union environment or case management experience
  • Experience in business partnering roles, with demonstrable influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to partner with and influence others to deliver value
  • Deliver operational outcomes and proactively respond to business need
  • Analyse information from a variety of sources, demonstrating evidence-based decision making


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The HR team:

The People function fosters a genuine partnership with the business, boasting a well-recognized high-level reputation for its capability within the function and the broader business community. Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, there is abundant variety and opportunities to actively participate in shaping the organisation during periods of change. A customer-facing role with real impact, fostering collaboration across the business and people function.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 26th April 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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