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Assistant Director, HR Business Partner Lead (2-year contract)

Job Title: Assistant Director, HR Business Partner Lead (2-year contract)
Location: Singapore
Reference: 684E5262446B4EBA
Job Published: April 23, 2022 04:04

Job Description

The Assistant Director, HR Business Partner Lead reports to Head of Administration, School of Medicine and he/she plays an instrumental role in establishing HR business partnership with stakeholders to enable effective HR functions in alignment with Universitys policies and guidelines for the non-Academic employees. This role will be leading a team of HR Business Partners to deploy HR initiatives to address the business needs through HR solutions and excellence, which include talent acquisition and management, performance management, workforce and succession planning, manpower review, industrial relations as well as rewards and recognition. The HR Partner Lead will also lead the Learning & Development team and Manpower Analytics team.


As a key contributor for the HR Partnering (HRP) team in School of Medicine, your main commitments are, but not limited to:

HRM Deliverables

  • Partner with business units leaders, provide insights and drive strategies to achieve organisational goals, including process improvements and people development.
  • Lead a team of HR Partners to provide HR operational solution and support to all business units in the School.
  • Oversee staff programmes, processes and initiatives of the School, which include appointment and reappointment, performance appraisal
  • Build and maintain effective work relationships with key stakeholders, providing guidance and coaching on employee relations, performance and development issues.
  • Lead and provide guidance on HR projects, committees and events.
  • Organization Structure and Succession Planning

  • Review and improve service levels, professional competences and build organizational culture by mentoring, coaching and guiding team members.
  • Act as the subject matter expert in levelling roles in School of Medicine aligned to NUS overall organization structure and people capabilities, with the ability to link job levels to rewards and career progression opportunities.
  • Analyze staff movements and progression to improve talent retention and development.
  • Play a critical role in workforce planning and talent succession planning, including identify issues and recommend interventions to further strengthen and deepen bench strength.
  • Stakeholder Management and Engagement

  • Partner with OHR (Office of Human Resources) departments (eg. HR Partnering, Shared Services, Local Administrators, HRIS) in implementing new processes and ensure the alignment of HR workflow.
  • Partner with NUHS Group Human Resource on performance appraisal and talent management.
  • Build a strong working partnership with all business units in School of Medicine, acting as the functional expert to translate and educate overall HR frameworks and policies to all Business Unit leads.
  • Learning and Development

  • Support and contribute in creating a culture of growth and learning in the School.
  • Build capabilities to facilitate new forms of digital learning, drive efficiencies and adoption aligned to changing business strategies.
  • Coordinate communication plans to drive strong employee engagement through various training initiatives and programmes.

  • Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree or above, in human resources or related field is preferred.
  • Preferably with 12 years of experience in HR Business Partnering or equivalent role, ideally in higher education or healthcare sector.
  • Experienced in leading a team, and ability to develop an effective team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to relate well with people at all levels and good service orientation.
  • Highly proficient in written and spoken English language to liaise with medical/clinical stakeholders and functions.
  • Resourceful and self-driven with a high degree of professional integrity.
  • Meticulous and demonstrable experience with HR metrics.
  • Thorough knowledge of labour legislation and understand HR best practices.
  • Interested applicants are invited to apply directly at [ Link removed ] .

    We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Covid-19 Message

    At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required.

    In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

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