HR Business Partner (12 month FTC)

Job Description

As a HR Business Partner you work with Senior leadership to develop and implement effective HR policies and practices that will support the strategic growth of the business within the London and Newcastle office.  You will also work as part of a wider HR Regional team aligning global business objectives.  

The HRBP will work in partnership with key stakeholders across the business as well as having oversight of all people matters, engagement, enquiry resolution, ensuring the right people are in the right roles, learning and development, and priorities as determined by the senior leadership team. The HRBP must ensure the business remains compliant with employment legislation whilst minimising disputes, grievances and employment tribunals. 

The role involves a number of activities that work to improve our Employee Value Proposition (EVP) which require proactive planning, support to improve the current internal processes and playing a key role to ensure an efficient service is provided to all employees. 

Finally, the HRBP will have oversight of the DE&I strategy for the location/s, local employee working groups along with communications/engagement activity.   


  • Acts as a ‘trusted advisor’ responsible for coaching and advising on business HR matters and as a conduit between the business and the other services offered within HR – Group Talent, Recruitment, Marketing, Finance, Risk and Reward 

  • Delivery of key HR initiatives including EVP, engagement, workforce planning, restructuring, resourcing, benefits, employee relations, DE&I and managing effective performance

  • Identifying HR priorities locally for departmental plans and translating business requirements

  • Manage complex employee relations issues from identification to effective resolution, to foster a positive employee relations climate including responding to employment tribunal claims and liaising with third party advisors as necessary

  • Partner with senior stakeholders and line managers to drive the execution of employee activity including new hires, transferees and terminations

  • Work closely with the Group Talent Team, participate and drive people development activities supporting performance management

  • Support line managers to reward and recognise good performance and support the annual pay review process

  • Work with Global and Local management to ensure we have a work force plan to fit business goals  


Education / Professional Qualifications 

  • Business degree or equivalent 
  • CIPD qualified or equivalent 

Background Experience 

  • Extensive HR generalist, well developed HR technical expertise and coaching skills 
  • Excellent influencing skills and the ability to adapt work style to work with a broad range of stakeholders  
  • Ideally you will have some experience working in a HR Shared Centre/Off Shore environment   
  • Ability to work at both operational and strategic level while influencing and collaborating at local and senior level 

Additional information


As a forward-looking business, sustainability is integral to our strategy and operations. Our sustainability depends on us building and maintaining meaningful, long-term relationships with all our stakeholders – including our employees, clients, and local communities – while also reducing our impact on our natural environment.

There is always more we can, and should do, to improve – whether in relation to our people, our clients, our planet, or our governance. Our ongoing success as a business depends on our sustainability and agility in a changing and challenging global landscape. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and diverse culture for our people, led by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion steering committee.

Our learning and development programmes and systems (including PowerU and MyCampus) enable us to invest in growing our employees’ careers, while our hybrid working approach supports our employees in achieving balance and flexibility while remaining connected to their colleagues. We want to empower our 5,500+ employees - from 94 nationalities, speaking 41 languages across 25 countries - to each achieve their potential. Through IQ-EQ Launchpad we support women managers launching their first fund, in an environment where only 15% of all private equity and venture capital firms are gender balanced.

We’re committed to growing long-term relationships with our clients and supporting them in achieving their objectives. We understand that our client’s sustainability and success leads to our sustainability and success. We’re emotionally invested in our clients right from the beginning.

Company description


We’re a leading Investor Services group offering end-to-end services in administration, accounting, reporting, regulatory and compliance needs of the investment sector worldwide. 

We employ a global workforce of 5,500+ people across 25 jurisdictions and have assets under administration (AUA) exceeding US$750 billion. We work with 13 of the world’s top 15 private equity firms.

Our services are underpinned by a Group-wide commitment to ESG and best-in-class technology including a global data platform and innovative proprietary tools supported by in-house experts.

Above all, what makes us different is our people. Operating as trusted partners to our clients, we deliver intelligent solutions through a combination of technical expertise and strong relationships based on deep client understanding. 

We’re driven by our Group purpose, to power people and possibilities.

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