HR Generalist

Ref: ZR_6619_JOB  ·  Posted on 04 January 2022


This role will require travel – it is likely that the HRBP will have to travel UK wide up to 5 days per week some weeks, although there will be many weeks where the HRBP will be able to work remotely and no travel will be required.

This role will be a role which focuses more on strategic level HR rather than hands-on HR and will work with a team of 3 other HRBPs.

The HR Business Partner will join the current Business Partner community, reporting at the HR Leadership Team level with a dotted reporting line to the represented Functional Leads. This role acts as a Partner to the function to create and implement strategies that support the strategic functional aims alongside providing a core generalist service.

Key responsibilities
  • Providing business partnering to specific functions within the business
  • Working closely with management to maximise organisational effectiveness and productivity through employee engagement initiatives
  • Developing strategic workforce plans with client group to ensure the operational and strategic design aligns with the business direction
  • Partnering with the specialist areas to provide an overall HR service to your area (e.g. OE, Learning and Development strategy, compensation planning, recruitment activity and approaches)
  • Coaching and developing leaders in support of change management activity with a focus on organisational design
  • Create and maintain strong relationships with the senior management team in your area
  • Working with the Shared Service team in operations to analyse and use KPIs effective to drive decision making
  • Dealing with complex ER issues or escalations as required in support of the HR Shared Service team
  • Working closely with the wider teams to ensure functional activity is aligned with business area priorities
Skills & experience
  •  Confident self-starter with the initiative to drive change and improvements within HR and the business
  • Extensive business and commercial acumen
  • Ability to influence and motivate others both in the HR team and the wider organisation
  • Ability to business partner and influence board level Directors
  • Ability to work as a key change agent within the business
  • Ability to identify improvements and innovative solutions to complex problems and drive forward change
  • 'Big Picture', strategic thinker who can identify opportunities to drive the business forward from an HR perspective
  • Extensive planning and organisational skills
  • CIPD Qualified
  • Significant HR generalist experience
  • Experience managing complex ER cases (disciplinaries, grievances, capability management, absence)
  • Good working knowledge of current employment legislation
  • Experience working with KPIs/metrics to have forward looking discussions beyond use as a reporting tool
  • Understanding of how HR can be actively used as a key enabler to employee engagement

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Postgraduate or Masters level qualification in Human Resources or Organisational Development and Design
  • Experience working in a matrix organisation
  • Experience of the legal and practical implementation of TUPE
  • Industry specific knowledge
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Working knowledge of resource management
  • Extensive experience of sitting on external boards and associations with a high degree of networking
  • Experience working with an International team
Additional benefits
  • Health coverage
  • Income Protection
  • Investment/Retirement, including Student Loan Repayment Contribution
  • Work/Life
  • Extras
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