HR Business Partner (12m FTC)

Job id:  24343
Job location: 

London, GB



Provides strategic partnering to VPs, Directors and their Senior Management Teams. Acts as an account manager for the HR Service to the business. Pro-actively works with the HRBP Directors in order to develop a sub functional-specific approach to the  people agenda driven from business HR strategy and closely supporting the overall aim of the function(s).


Be a trusted partner to the business, ensuring HR is viewed as a valued stakeholder in all relevant discussions and decisions to deliver both in the immediate and long term. Take the lead within sub-function(s), acting as a change agent and be a key feedback loop between the HR COEs and the business unit to solve business problems with practical HR Solutions.


HR Business Partnering

  • Provide advice, guidance, direction, and consultative services to the functional leaders on people-related matters. Partner with People Leaders within a department or function providing coaching, support and advice on people issues and leadership team effectiveness
  • Understand the business environment (e.g.competitor analysis, benchmarking, trends) and emerging strategies in the wider business environment and provide key business and functional insights to the HR centres of excellence in the development and execution of new HR programmes
  • Influence and execute Colt People Strategy ensuring functions’ business goals can be achieved through robust, commercial and effective people plans
  • Actively drive and model a high performance culture
  • Translate HR strategy into practical and effective HR solutions, where required, in conjunction with the centres of excellence
  • Develop implementation plans to support change management initiatives and serve as a change agent for your function
  • Serve as a partner to functional leaders to develop, manage and execute on reorganisation projects (restructuring, outsourcing, etc.) working closely with business stakeholders, local HR and finance to ensure the plan is on track and appropriately accounted for in Total Labour Cost and Total Labour Resource reporting as well as the restructuring provisions
  • Act as a coach, challenger and influencer to functional leaders, and drive increased manager effectiveness
  • Responsible for executing on the annual performance management cycle, talent management and succession planning initiatives, in conjunction with the HR centres of excellence
  • Manage annual HR processes in partnership with the centres of excellence
  • Lead and project manage the development and implementation of organisational effectiveness and change management initiatives in the function
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
  • Work with functional leaders to analyse data resulting from the employee engagement survey and develop and implement action plans to address opportunities
  • Acts as an escalation point for HR Country Teams for matters relating to the function
  • Project manage restructuring and support VPs and SMTs through change management ensuring organisation effectiveness. Work in partnership with Employee Relations to deliver change, liaising with works councils (EWC and NWC)


Skills & Experience

  • Requires broad experience across a wide range of HR disciplines, preferably in an international environment
  • Proven record of strategic influencing, a credible activist
  • Displays solid judgement
  • Challenges the business - Robust, resilient, approachable and diplomatic with the confidence to deal with senior leaders
  • Strong business acumen
  • Deals efficiently with complexity
  • Prioritises effectively – strong project management skills
  • Manages conflict
  • Deals effectively with complexity, conflict and ambiguity
  • Has personal gravitas and solid judgement
  • Leads by example and acts as a role model to others
  • Has an agile working style and with a strong change-management mindset
  • Data-driven, analytical, commercial in approach
  • 5+ years broad, global HR experience preferred


What we offer:

Colt is a growing business that is investing in its people. We offer skill development, learning pathways and accreditation to help our people perform at their best, regardless of role and location.

In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognizes the importance of a work life balance.

  • Some benefit examples are:
  • Flexible working and relaxed dress code
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • Access to Online-learning Platform
  • Business mentoring
  • Option of parking slots in the Colt Campus
  • Lunch vouchers


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