HR Business Partner – Global Insurance Firm

  • Location
    City of London, London
  • Contract Type
  • Posted
  • Start Date
  • Industry
  • Expiry Date

We have a current opportunity for an HR Business Partner working for a leading and global insurance firm on a permanent basis.

The position will be based in the City, London 2 days per week and the remaining days working remotely.

The key responsibilities and accountabilities for this HR Business Partner role are as follows:

Overall Purpose:

  • Proactively supports the delivery of HR processes and implements changes as needed to minimise risk
  • Manage complex HR projects cross-functionally
  • Build strong business relationships and provide creative HR solutions to maximise impact
  • Promote positive changes in people management practices to drive performance improvement across the business
  • Develop and maintain succession plans for key talents and key job positions
  • Challenge organisational structures and propose changes to meet immediate and future business needs
  • Adhere to company and regulatory policies, procedures together with mandatory training requirements
  • Adhere to financial reporting requirements


  • Ensure the recruitment and induction processes are managed in accordance with due protocols and delivered effectively according to divisional requirements
  • Partner divisional management regarding their unit structures and provide assistance and challenge so as to implement positive resourcing plans

HR Policy & Advice:

  • Coach, support, mentor, and challenge managers in the application of HR policies and practices
  • Equip managers with appropriate tools and knowledge to effectively manage their people in line with their people plans
  • Manage employee relations issues such as Disciplinary, Capability and Grievance
  • Ensure that relevant legislative requirements and best practice are embedded in the development of project and policy work and in all the advice provided to managers and employees
  • Ensure the employee handbook, policies and procedures, letter templates and People sections of the intranet are maintained and up to date
  • Work with Head of Diversity & Inclusion to implement Group wide initiatives
  • Provide data to business units to support management practices

Reward & Recognition:

  • Provide guidance and facilitate annual and ad hoc reward and recognition interventions

Employee Relations:

  • Provide guidance and support to the business that promotes a positive working culture aligned to the Company’s Values
  • Provide both transformational advice and transactional support on change management initiatives

Talent Development:

  • Work with Head of Talent Development to identify needs within the business through performance management and consultation with managers
  • Analysing the output from the Performance Appraisal process (Training Needs Analysis) and working with Head of Talent Development and managers to build realistic training plans for the Company, departments, and individuals
  • Work with HR colleagues and managers to identify and implement appropriate development plans for High Potentials and Successors
  • Co-ordinate with colleagues and managers to run internal training sessions

Project Management:

  • Provide project management support and HR expertise to the business with specific related projects
  • Work with Global HR Team on specific projects as appropriate


  • Implement and identify wellbeing initiatives and needs within the business aligned to Group program
  • The job holder will also be required to carry out other job functions as determined by the Company.

Functional & Behavioural Competencies required:

  • Degree and CIPD qualified (or equivalent)
  • Five years’ experience of working in a professional Human Resources department, preferably in an international commercial environment and ideally in a smaller team
  • Strong understanding of employment law, HR policies and practices and demonstrable experience of their application
  • Excellent IT & Organisational Skills
  • Customer Focused
  • Teamwork

Behavioural Skills:

  • Ability to effectively contribute to the team and interact with others
  • Ability to use own initiative to work out problems which may arise, taking ownership for resolution
  • Conscientious and proactive, willing to be part of a team, hands-on, takes great pride in seeing high quality
  • Personally demonstrate the five company values and ensure that team members are aligned with these:
  • Accountable
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Collaborative
  • Empowering
  • Disciplined

Please apply as soon as possible to be considered.

The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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