HR Business Partner

  • Location
    Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Salary
    £ 24 - £ 26.6 / Year
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Human Resources and Personnel
  • External Reference
    AR11228
  • Category
    HR, Sales and Management - HR Business Partner

HR Business Partner Role Start until December 2023 - HR Business Partner


Full time, 37.5 hours per week. 20-25% requirement to work on site, the rest can be from home if necessary



Working for a Global Pharmaceutical company the HRBC will be responsible for supporting and executing the people processes, programs and initiatives within the designated client group/s aligned with the company's HR and Business strategies to enhance employee and business performance, as directed by the Senior HRBP(s) that they support. The role will involve using skills and experience to deploy solutions across a range of Human Resources (HR) areas including employee relations, change management, talent management, performance management, total rewards, and employee engagement.



Accountability Description




  1. Employee / Industrial Relations



  • Conducts workplace investigations into serious misconduct, such as harassment, discrimination, or other breeches of company policy. Gathers information, interviews relevant individuals, analyses data, and prepares legally sound documentation to support all disciplinary and/or termination actions. Recommends a course of action based on the facts and coaches management through the implementation of each action. Minimizes risk and exposure for the company by maintaining fair, legally sound, fully documented, and unbiased approach when conducting investigations and implementing actions.

  • Advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues. Communicates and collaborates closely with the respective Snr HR Business Partner throughout the process.

  • Supports managers in performance management process, including conversations with employees and then the development and review of performance improvement plans and corrective actions

  • Implements terminations including termination letters, termination meeting, and related documentation

  • Prepares statistical reports of types and frequency of actions taken to identify problem areas

  • Partners with the ER/IR Manager as appropriate

  • Works collaboratively to ensure consistent application and interpretation of company policies and contracts

  • In Unionized environments, partners with the ER/IR Manager to facilitate the resolution of labour grievances, disputes, employee issues and concerns. Conducts investigations and coordinates arbitrations as appropriate. Interprets company Enterprise Agreements and provides support to the ER/IR Manager in the negotiation and settlement of grievances under established grievance procedures. Some work may be directed by the ER/IR Manager in conjunction with the Snr HRBP.




  1. HR PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES




  • Assist in the execution of the derived strategy formed by Snr HRBP(s) for the assigned client group(s) by:

  • Partners with Snr HRBPs (local and global) to deliver integrated solutions across a range of Human Resources (HR) areas including employee relations, change management, talent management, performance management, total rewards and employee engagement.

  • Ensures that HR initiatives and actions align with the desired culture

  • Understands the business and HR drivers and metrics




  1. PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT




  • Delivers the cyclical end-to-end Performance Review and Development process for client groups

  • Educates designated business leaders on the performance planning and review processes including SMART objectives and giving effective feedback

  • Educates leaders on the importance of differentiating individual performance



Skill and Experience



The HRBC possesses strong skills in employee/and/or industrial relations. They lead employee relations matters, including but not limited to providing advice and counsel to managers concerning employee performance, policy adherence, harassment, compliance violations, grievances, conflicts, and union matters where relevant and conducting workplace investigations. The HRBC will consult to managers on programs and initiatives to drive a culture of high performance and engagement.


Manages escalations from HR Operations Centres. Manages special projects as assigned



  • Experience working as a HRBP.

  • Strong knowledge of employment related laws. Maintains knowledge of legal requirements impacting HR functions and ensure application of policies and procedures are in compliance

  • Ability to manage broad employee relations cases and investigations

  • High customer focus

  • Results-oriented and sense of urgency

  • Strong influencing skills and ability to build strong relationships

  • Strong business acumen

  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion

  • Strong communications skills: written and verbal

  • Industrial experience strongly preferred in Unionized locations

  • Conflict resolution

  • Strong Coaching and advisory skills

  • Experience with WorkDay












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