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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 and Organisational Development 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 exisiting roles through job analysis, design and evaluation
  • Job sizing
  • TUPE
  • Recruitment strategies and initatives
  • 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 for example absence.
  • Strategic planning
  • Supporting the Council’s ALEOs
  • 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 Business Partner: Sophie McGowan
  • Business Partners: Yvonne Corrance, Jackie McMurray
  • Senior Clerical Assistant: Dawn McIntyre

Chief Executive’s Office:

  • People & Organisational Development
  • Financial Solutions
  • Legal & Democratic Solutions
  • Audit & Risk
  • Business Solutions
  • Strategic Communications

Enterprise and Communities

  • Business Development & Support
  • Housing Property & Projects
  • Housing Solutions
  • Planning & Regeneration

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

Enterprise and Communities:

Our team members are:

  • Senior Business Partner: Gayle Cunningham
  • Business Partners: Russell Bishop, Kirsty Carr, Yvonne Corrance, Natalie McGovern, Anne Marie Queen
  • Asset & Procurement Solutions
  • Environmental Assets
  • Regulatory Services & Waste Solutions
  • Communities
  • North Lanarkshire Properties (NLP)

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

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: Lily-Mai Ward

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

Health and Social Care:

Our team members are:

  • Senior Business Partner: Doreen Green
  • Business Partners: Karen Docherty, Issy Turner
  • Senior Clerical Assistant: Leanne Dalziel

We cover:

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

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

Updated on 1st May 2023

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