HR Policy Consultant

  • Santander
  • Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • 04 Aug, 2022
Full time Human Resources

Job Description

Join our community.

If you want to really make a difference to support our managers in their people activities this may be the role for you. We want someone who really drives improvements to our approach to policies and processes, working with our union colleagues, and helping people understand the 'what why and how' we do things to support our people.

We've built a culture of respect, where everyone is empowered to keep their promises and go above-and-beyond for our customers, colleagues, and the communities we serve.

You will be responsible for your own people-related projects and particular policies that could be improved, researching, and developing them to ensure Santander UK are aligned to market practice, our business and HR Strategy and complies with employment legislation / regulatory requirements.

The difference you'll make.

  • Collaborating across a wide range of stakeholders to obtain feedback and data from HR Operations and other HR and business areas on the operation of HR Policies to inform policy reviews
  • Owning and delivering HR projects relating to people, policies and changes to HR systems and processes
  • Representing the HR Policy team to ensure we support the understanding and implementation of HR policies
  • Reviewing, developing, and maintaining HR Policies and supporting documentation
  • Making recommendations on changes to HR Policies to meet best practice, align to industry practice and support our business strategy, and manage associated risks
  • Providing advice and guidance on HR policies to HR Operations and other areas of HR and resolve all policy escalations in a timely manner.

What you'll bring.

  • Analytical mindset and strong attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of HR practices, employment legislation and case law and how this relates to HR policies and practical situations.

It would also be nice for you to have.

Ability to build and manage relationships with other areas of HR and business stakeholders, combined with the ability and credibility to influence.
Ability to analyse data to support the development of HR policies and measure their effectiveness
Strong teamwork skills, gained through working in flexible, self-managing teams
What else you need to know.

This is a 12-month fixed term contract position to cover maternity leave.

The location for this role is flexible, however you must be within a commutable distance of our Milton Keynes Office.

How we'll reward you.

As well as a salary, we offer a wide range of benefits that you can choose from and tailor to your needs. For contract roles, your salary, bonus (where eligible) and certain benefits will be prorated to reflect your contract duration.

Pension with generous contributions of up to 12.5% from Santander, depending on your own contribution and length of employment with us
30 days' holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 5yrs service, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year
£6,000 car allowance per year
Company funded individual private medical insurance
Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as private medical insurance for your family, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments
Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover
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#ThePlaceToBeYourself - Everyday Inclusion at Santander

We are committed to making sure all our colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people, so we welcome applications from across society.

You can find out more about how we're embedding an inclusive culture that encourages our people to bring their full and authentic selves to work on our Inclusion and Belonging page.

A bit more about Santander

At Santander we're driven by our purpose - to help people and businesses prosper. This means we help customers to create change for themselves and those around them, and we champion businesses to grow sustainably. We do this by always living our values of Simple, Personal and Fair.

At Santander, we each take personal responsibility for managing risk by embracing the I AM Risk framework - to Identify, Assess, Manage and Report risks, and to continuously build a deeper understanding of the risks we face. It is an important part of our culture at Santander and we will provide you with knowledge to help you manage risks in your role.

What to do next:-

If this sounds like a role you're interested in, then please apply.

If there's anything we can do in the recruitment process to help you achieve your best, get in touch. Whether it's a copy of our application form in another format or additional assistance, we're available through telephone, email, or face to face. You can contact us at or call 0870 414 9080.

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