Workforce Change and Restructuring Manager

Posted Sep 14, 2022
Project ID: BCLYJP00031109
Knutsford, Cheshire
35 hrs/week
3 months
Payrate range
Application Deadline: Oct 3, 2022 12:00 PM

Location: London

Length: 3 months

PAYE only


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 (redundancies and re-organisations), LEE transfers, outsourcing, insourcing, site closures, new legal entity set up, acquisitions and contract changes, 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 Workforce Change & Restructuring:

Project Initiation: 

  • Ensure the HR project plan supports the business implementation plan / RAID log / reporting requirements.
  • Engage key HR stakeholders engaged on project, including regional counterparts.
  • Ensure that projects are set up in Avasara and/or the restructuring database accordingly


Due Diligence: 

  • Understand the legal and IR framework for the specific type of change and country/region in scope.
  • Management of in scope colleague data and rationale for change.
  • Define implementation approach and change principles to be applied, including mitigation opportunities.
  • Feed into overall project timelines .
  • Ensure the project team are aware of any applicable policies that may impact approach, timelines or costs.
  • Ensure that necessary approvals are in place prior to moving into consultation (e.g. financial, GRESCO, business)



  • Support the business in the development of decks.
  • Ensure that meetings are documented and that minutes & actions are issued to attendees post the meeting.
  • Regular updates to Unite and/or other employee representatives through project life cycle and stand up.
  • Employee Forums as required.
  • Share communication collateral with Unite in advance of colleague communications and facilitate Unite attendance during announcement meetings (if agreed through consultation)



  • Co-ordinate and deliver implementation plans.
  • Deliver projects compliant with HR policies and procedures.
  • Support the preparation of project communications, 1:1 collateral and other templates.
  • Prepare and facilitate communicating manager briefing sessions


Communication Plan:

  • Working with the communications work stream, ensure there is a structured and robust communication plan to support the change project.
  • Support Reputational Risk process as required


Governance and Risk: 

  • Ensure consistency with approach to key HR policies in respect of redundancy, retention, relocation and redeployment.
  • Complete weekly project status reports and input into RAID logs.
  • Manage and co-ordinate all data / MI in respect of change programmes, including updating and tracking programmes for Workforce Change and Restructuring



  • Train and develop relevant managers/HR in the methodologies and techniques.
  • Build and maintain specialist knowledge and best practices in Change Management.
  • Provide specialist advice to line managers on Change processes.
  • Support initiatives as part of the Workforce Change and Restructuring continuous improvement and people agenda


Essential Skills:

  • Technical expertise across majority of project types (including redundancies and re-organisations, LEE transfers, outsourcing, insourcing, site closures, new legal entity set up, acquisitions and contract changes).
  • Experience of leading and/or large scale/multiple change programmes.
  • Experience of supporting change programmes outside the UK.
  • Experience of leading and/or supporting Union/works council consultations.
  • 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, including intermediate use of Excel
  • Using effective communication skills, both verbal and written (including intermediate use of PowerPoint), to ensure customers understand our message and the actions / recommendations that should be followed to resolve an issue.
  • Ability to influence stakeholders  
  • Logical decision-making, effective listening, clarity of thought and utmost professionalism
  • Self-starter with the commitment to driving through change within the HR function.


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.


Hybrid Working

Barclays is currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. Barclays is flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. Barclays also has a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances



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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