HR Business Partner

The purpose of the HRBP is to act as the primary point of contact for a business line(s), delivering an outstanding HR service to clients. The role also acts as a key facilitator and enabler of the matrixed organisation and a driver of change.

The role will be challenging and diverse and will cover all HR areas such as talent, salary/comp reviews, ER, recruitment, learning, diversity, engagement, inclusion, MI analysis, stakeholder management and will ultimately be responsible for a value add service within the client group they operate.

We are looking for first class HRBPs that have already demonstrated their HR skills and experience supporting a challenging client group within a global, matrixed business.


  • Forge strong working relationships with internal clients (see 'Internal clients' below) and other key leaders

  • Develop deep understanding of the client group (what they do, the commercial levers, their strategic priorities, business development plans, pipeline of potential work etc.)

  • Attend, and contribute to, Leadership meetings

  • Provide support, trusted advice and challenge to clients

  • Extrapolate strategy into people priorities for the business line

  • Analyse management information to diagnose issues and to generate insight

  • Work with the HR Lead to produce and deliver the overarching people priorities for the Business Unit

  • Lead and implement HR projects / change initiatives to support the people strategy and the BU people plan

  • Act as a role model and influencer for change initiatives, proactively driving the People Function forward using a range of change management techniques.

  • Drive the performance management and promotion cycles for staff in the business line and ensure that the process is consistently undertaken in accordance with Business guidelines

  • Work with the HR Lead and the Reward team to manage the delivery of the salary and bonus review cycle

  • Function-agnostic people activities e.g. diversity action plan, talent agenda

  • Prepare paperwork for, and attend, talent review meetings;

  • Work with the HR Lead to manage the Partner and Director talent pipeline

  • Champion culture, values and D&I agenda in all activities

  • Collate and analyse Calendar activity returns from all functions to produce BU-wide picture

  • Proactive collaboration with HR colleagues to facilitate and enable the matrixed organisation

  • Liaise with HRBP colleagues to communicate the strategic priorities and requirements and to understand their challenges.

  • Liaise with the other HRBPs in the Business Unit to share best practice and to drive consistency.

  • Coach HRBP colleagues and others within the People Function

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