Workforce Change & Restructuring Change Manager

Posted Mar 5, 2024
Project ID: BCLYJP00042438
London, Greater London, Hybrid
35 hrs/week
6 months
Payrate range

Location: London / Radbroke / Glasgow (any of these)

Hybrid: 2 days a week in office 

Length: 6 months

PAYE only 

Barclays is looking to fill some new roles working in the workforce change and restructuring team. 

About Workforce Change & Restructuring: 

Employee Relations Workforce Change & Restructuring (‘ER WFC&R’) manages the global change and restructuring portfolios across all employing entities; supporting the shaping of the workforce to meet long-term objectives and achieve optimum business performance, optimise costs and comply with legal and regulatory obligations. Our vision is to become a more simple, efficient and insightful best in class Workforce Change & Restructuring service whilst keeping the bank safe

Overall purpose of the role:

The role holder will support the Workforce Change and Restructuring delivery model pan Barclays and will be allocated projects across the entities.

  • The role holder will be required to drive and support allocated change programmes. 

  • Support and drive the HR workstream for change programmes such as restructuring, LEE transfers, outsourcing, in sourcing, new site set up, pan entity and across our global locations leveraging in country HRBP, ER and other specialist HR functions as required.  

Key Accountabilities: The role holder will be responsible for the following key deliverables in Employee Relations:

  • Project Initiation 

  • Due Diligence

  • Consultation

  • Implementation 

  • Communication Plan

  • Governance and Risk 

  • COE 

Key Skills: 

  • Strong/numerous examples of Workforce Change / Restructuring (must be shown throughout your CV) 

  • Experience in handling/liaising with/managing Unions & Union representatives or conducting WFC in a heavily unionised environments

  • Experience of leading Union/works council consultations

  • Employee/Workforce Consultations and/or Redundancies experience

  • Experience working on Tupe projects/programmes

  • Experience of leading large scale/multiple change programmes

  • Experience of delivering change programmes outside the UK 

  • A good understanding of current employment legislation

  • Project management, change management and stakeholder management skills

  • Experience of working in a highly matrixed organisation 

  • Solid appreciation of the importance of recognising cultural and geographic sensitivities

  • Excellent analytical and data skills; be confident around data 

  • Excel to an intermediate level, and so experienced in merging sheets, data management, pivot tables, vlookups, and handling large amounts of data in Excel, and preferably able to use formulas to do quality checking of data

Essential Experience:

  • Technical - consultancy, unions, redundancy and relevant legal requirements

  • Project Management skills

  • Show in your CV how you structure and run a program, and track everything.

  • MS Excel - experienced in merging sheets, data management, data manipulation, pivot tables, vlookups, and handling large amounts of data in Excel

About Barclays 

Barclays is a British universal bank. It is diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Barclays businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by its service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group. 


Everything Barclays does is shaped by its five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. The Barclays values inform the foundations of its relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how Barclays measure and reward the performance of colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it. 


Barclays aims to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to Barclays vision and goals. 


At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home.  We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

Your Benefits 

As a contract employee of Randstad Sourceright, you’ll receive a wide range of financial and personal benefits. There’s enrolment in a pension plan (after 12 weeks on assignment) and holiday pay. You’ll also get 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme, designed to help you deal with any problems that could be affecting your home or work life. Plus, there’s discounts at heaps of high street shops, restaurants and entertainment - from Asda to Zizzi Italian restaurants.

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