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People Relations Partner

Website Achieva Group Limited

People Relations Partner
6-month contract – outside of IR35
location – Welwyn Garden City – Hybrid 2/3 days in the office
Rates – £596.87 – £729.51 per day UMB/LTD


  • Acts as investigator or as a point of escalation for complex complaints including but not limited to those involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, and other potential violations of company policy and labor/employment law, and serves as a point of handoff/escalation from internal partners (such as Business Partners, business leaders, IWS partners, Legal, Data Privacy, SHE etc)
  • Surfaces root causes and broader trends through the use of data to ensure business leaders are best positioned to address any pervasive concerns and advise on how to prevent complaints through fair and consistent performance management
  • Provides thought leadership to business leaders on restructures and reorganization and engaging internal and external partners and stakeholders to drive initiatives to conclusion
  • Advises P&C Community on local requirements for key initiatives that are being considered
  • Advises on performance management issues that are complex, contentious and are determined to carry potential levels of legal risk that are low and of medium tolerance
  • Consults and supports reorganization/transformations and strategic workforce planning
  • Creates, advises, supports and implements strategy for change management approach/ reorganisations/ workforce planning 
  • Maintains a global mindset, works within regions and acts as a SME of legal and cultural requirements
  • Ensures that works agreements and other collective regulations (if applicable) correspond to the legal, possibly collectively agreed and cross-company specifications as well as the company policy objectives, are structured in terms of content and form according to standardized criteria and are adapted if necessary
  • Responsible for the design of works constitution regulations
  • Manages projects related to the PR key areas of responsibilities (e.g. restructurings, negotiations with employee representations, conflict prevention) resulting from global/regional/local business needs
  • Participates in cross-organizational reviews of broad-based P&C programs
  • Engages in the establishment of new and/or refinement of existing P&C policies, practices and standards that foster and allow Roche to successfully implement and maintain new ways of working
  • Provides coaching, identify training and development for the PR AoP in order to promote skill development local and regional awareness and capacity to work across regions
  • Actively self nominates in terms of PR Skill Tags and consults with Network and Enabling Coaches in order to acquire additional ones; participate and/or lead squads as needed
  • Effectively, timely and consistently uses the case management system while managing PR caseload.


  • Regional Enabling Team and PR Network Coaches
  • Global Advisory Enabling Coach & PR Advisors
  • Engages with employees and business leaders across the organisation
  • P&C Business Partner Chapter Community Members
  • IWS Partners
  • Other P&C chapters
  • legal, Compliance, Finance, Communications and SHE both both locally and globally
  • External lawyers
  • Employee Representatives, and co-determination bodies and unions (if applicable) 
  • Employers’ associations (if applicable)
  • External government and legislative agencies as needed
  • Security and local Site Services


  • Demonstrates passion for and focus on building a diverse and inclusive work culture, fostering psychological safety and a strong sense of belonging
  • Demonstrated enterprise mindset and system thinking, proven ability to work effectively across multiple business areas, global teams and key leadership areas in a fast paced VUCA environment
  • Demonstrates ability to leverage technology and data to generate insights as foundation for diagnosis, recommendations and decisions
  • Demonstrates passion and ability to leverage digital tools for collaboration, co-creation and sharing across the system 
  • Demonstrated consultation and influencing skills with a diverse group of stakeholders across the business
  • Deep domain experience in the areas of employee relations and/or labour relations, good understanding of performance management on a global scale (preferred), expert negotiation skills that diffuse volatile situations and result in course correction of people relationships

For further details, please contact Rudo Urayayi on +44(0)1727 817 616 or email a copy of your CV to

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