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The HR Business Partnership team provides a strategic organisational development input to the business helping to build progressive and effective organisational capacity.

Through a positive, forward thinking approach we deliver flexible, responsive and proactive people and organisational development solutions which meet legislative standards and ensure that our services and managers have the right people in place to meet and deliver the council’s objectives.  Acting as champions of change, we develop solutions that reflect leading edge best practice and deliver the council’s ambitions.

We work closely with managers providing a front-line link between the wider People Resources teams, centres of expertise and service areas and managers. 

Aligned to each of the Council’s service areas and working in partnership with our managers, we provide strategic and practical support across a number of HR functions including:

  • Restructuring and service reviews.
  • Establishment monitoring and control.
  • Implementation of financial savings.
  • Supporting workforce development and deployment to ensure our services are resilient and able to deliver a first class service to our communities.
  • Change management measures and initiatives.
  • Development of new roles and reconfiguration of existing roles through job analysis, design and evaluation.
  • Job sizing.
  • TUPE
  • Recruitment strategies and initiatives.
  • Workforce planning analysis and strategies to ensure that services have the resources required to deliver their objectives and assist in building future capacity and resilience.
  • Facilitate and enable positive working relationships with Trade Unions including maintaining positive industrial relations and positive methods of negotiation.
  • Ensuring appropriate assistance is provided in relation to the collective bargaining framework.
  • Ensuring services comply with statutory regulations by facilitating registration and disclosure processes.
  • Identifying and implementing strategies to tackle organisational issues.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Supporting the Council’s ALEOs.
  • Strategic oversight of Absence Management.

Meet the Team

Led by the HR Business Partnership Manager, Adrienne Henry, our teams are aligned to the services as outlined below.

Chief Executive’s Office and Enterprise and Communities:

Our team members are:

  • Senior HR Business Partner: Sophie McGowan
  • HR Business Partners: Yvonne Corrance, Jackie McMurray and Anne Marie Queen
  • HR Assistant: Dawn McIntyre

Chief Executive’s:

  • People Resources
  • Finance
  • Legal & Democratic
  • Audit & Risk
  • Business and Digital
  • Strategic Communication and Engagement

Enterprise and Communities:

  • Housing Management
  • Housing Property Service
  • Place

Any enquiries relating to these areas should be directed via myNL Portal

Enterprise and Communities:

Our team members are:

  • Senior HR Business Partners: Gayle Cunningham and Kirsty Carr
  • HR Business Partners: Russell Bishop, Yvonne Corrance, Natalie McGovern, Anne Marie Queen, Rhiannon Chisholm
  • HR Assistant: Louise Tobin
  • Assets & Procurement
  • Community Operations
  • North Lanarkshire Properties (NLP)

Any enquiries relating to these areas should be directed via myNL Portal

Education & Families:

Our team members are:

  • Senior Business Partner: John McKenna
  • Business Partners: Lynsey Kennedy, Jenna Carella, Sheena Houston, Gail Mainland, Lynsay McMaster
  • HR Advisor: Kirsteen McDade
  • HR Assistants: Laura Clark, Robyn Millar, Fiona Robertson, Mhari Jones, Deborah Welsh
  • Clerical Assistant: Nickie Harding

Any enquiries relating to these areas should be directed to: HRBusPartnerTeamEF@northlan.gov.uk

Health and Social Care:

Our team members are:

  • Senior HR Business Partner: Doreen Green.
  • HR Business Partners: Isobel Turner and Gail Mainland.
  • HR Assistant: Leanne Dalziel and Julie Anne Hunter

We cover:

  • Adult Social Work
  • Social Work Childrens & Families and Justice

Any enquiries relating to these areas should be directed to: HRBusinessPartnershipTeam-HealthSocialCare@northlan.gov.uk

Updated on 18th April 2024

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