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Job Description

This is an excellent 14 month Fixed Term Contract (maternity cover) opportunity starting in early May.

This prominent existing role will be to partner with senior leaders and their relevant Heads of Departments in order to develop approaches and solutions across the 4 pillars of HR (Recruitment, Learning and Development, Reward and Employee Relations) that closely supports the overall Business Principles and Values of Arbuthnot Latham.

Key Responsibilities:

HR Strategy and Stakeholder Relationships

  • Work with Group HR Director to develop an HR strategy that aligns to and assists the business in achieving its strategic objectives.
  • Build and develop effective working relationships with key stakeholders ensuring consistency of approach; performing as a strategic partner to designated client’s groups.
  • To act as a change agent and employee champion to deliver HR initiatives based on a sound commercial understanding of the key objectives within designated client groups.
  • Work with Payroll/HR Admin Manager to produce and present meaningful HR MI to Group HR Director and Heads of Departments. Responsible for providing data analysis and commentary that supports strategic interventions and identifies actions for improvement.
  • Work with Recruitment Team to ensure that recruitment needs for designated client groups are addressed in a timely and cost effective manner.
Learning and Development
  • Work with managers to identify key talent and develop actions plans for future leaders, high performing individuals and identify individuals where improvement is needed.
  • Work with designated client groups and the Head of L&D to identify Learning and Development needs for specific groups, as well as at a Companywide level, which support business priorities, to enable Head of L&D to design and implement effective solutions.
  • Work with Group HR Director to develop and imbed reward policies, practices and processes that support the delivery of business strategy and objectives.
  • Drive the annual performance appraisal process for designated client groups, including involvement in system design and adoption, ensuring process remains fit for purpose and supports reward strategy.
Employee Relations
  • Support delegated client groups with the design and implementation of departmental restructures/reorganisations, advising managers on people implications and potential risks.
  • Coach, support and guide managers on a full range of employee relation matters.
  • Liaise with the HR Advisor as necessary to communicate ongoing issues that may move to formal stage, and support the HR Advisor with resolving formal ER cases and acting as escalation point for complex ER cases and workplace issues.
Supporting wider HR Team and HR Operations
  • Support HR Admin Team by ensuring all HR processes and procedures are robust, fit for purpose and comply with legislation and regulatory requirements (employment law and compliance).
  • To work with the HR Administration and Payroll Manager in improving HR operational process and HR systems to improve cost efficiency.
  • Support HR Risk & Compliance Manager & governance of annual SM&CR process (where applicable).
  • Second level approver and signatory for employment contracts and changes to T&Cs.
  • Responsible for managing risks inherent to the role by diligently observing internal policies and procedures
  • Carry out any other reasonable tasks in line with business and HR needs.

Key Interfaces:

  • Group HR Director
  • Executive Team
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Managers
  • All members of the HR Team
Person Specification

Knowledge / Experience/Skills:

  • Previous experience in an HR Business Partner or Senior HR generalist role is essential.
  • Previous experience working in a regulated environment would be beneficial.
  • Significant experience in dealing autonomously with the full range of Employee Relation issues.
  • Strategic thinking and business acumen
  • Able to demonstrate strong planning and organisational skills and resilience.
  • High standard of verbal and written communication.
  • Proficient use of Office applications.


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or MCIPD qualification is essential (or equivalent working experience).


  • Communication & Confidence
  • Team Working
  • Influencing Others
  • Client Focus
  • Expert Knowledge
  • Working Proactively