HR Business Partner

An international high-end consultancy with offices around the globe requires a UK based HR professional to look after the needs of the business in Europe and MENA. Collaborating on strategy with your North American and ASEAN colleagues you will be a standalone operation on delivery.

Working from home but with a continuous need to be present in the Reading (1-4 dpw) and central London offices (0-2 dpw), the role would probably suit a person living in the Berkshire, Oxfordshire, north Surrey or west London areas.

The majority of your contacts will be experienced, six-figure internal consultants or employees delivering related support. This is an opportunity to work in complex scenarios, supporting driven and engaged personalities with unique talent needs.

The business would like you to maximise the potential of the consultants by providing an outstanding service, impacting individuals directly, while contributing to the global team. They want you to push yourself to overcome the challenges of retention, succession planning, learning and development, performance, change and communications.

Despite being given goals and objectives, you will have the freedom to innovate through any ambiguity or changing priorities. To do this, you will be expected to have:

  • Influence at all levels, be able to empathise, coach, encourage and inspire 
  • The willingness to get involved (you will be standalone, you won't have an administrator)
  • Sound business acumen and be commercially astute
  • Recognition of when a change of approach or escalation is required to deliver and an appetite for improving things
  • Accountability, pragmaticism
  • Compassion and understanding

Specific requirements to define your suitability are relatively fluid.  You may be an HR Manager, Business Partner or HR Director but you will definitely have significant experience. Calibre, drive and the ability to inspire confidence are important. We'd expect to see a recent commitment to your roles, maybe 3 or 4 years with a single professional services company, where you can demonstrate that you have caused changed and measured the impact and effects.

There is some travel in the role across the region, perhaps two or three days every 3 to 5 months plus and an annual global camp/conference (usually a 5* resort in the sun, last year in South Africa), usually in January.

The basic salary ranges up to £90,000 but we'd expect to consider applicants currently on £50,000 or above. UK specific benefits are currently limited. A bonus scheme offers an incentive of up to 10%.

To send your CV, click on the apply button and, if asked, complete the consent registration form on the Ashdown Group website.

Salary:
£80,000
Type:
Permanent
Location:
Berkshire
Sector:
HR
Ref:
16793
Contact Name:
Jon Aspinell

Latest HR Jobs

HR Manager

London - Central

A highly successful and rapidly growing business based in London Bridge are looking for an experienced HR Manager to join their team.  Reporting to the Managing Director, this person should be excited by the challenge of working in a standalone role and will be keen to work across a range of new and exciting projects....

Read more

HR Manager

Surrey / £50,000

HR Manager – Reigate, Surrey A well-established organisation based in Reigate are looking for a standalone HR Manager to join their team. The business has over 700 employees and this is very much a generalist role. The ideal candidate will have a strong HR background at either Advisor, Business Partner or HR Manager level. Key responsibilities...

Read more

HR Advisor

London - North

A successful and international business group are seeking an experienced HR Advisor to join their established Group HR team.  This is a varied and fast paced role reporting to the Head of HR and working  alongside  an HR team of 5.  You will support around 800 people across 6 businesses in the group and will...

Read more

Exclusive roles, straight to your inbox

Not all our jobs make it online. Sign up for Job Alerts and receive our best roles first.