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HR Business Partner or Human Resources Manager

Added on 31/01/2023
Salary £55,000 - £85,000 p.a. + Bonus + Benefits
Job Type Hybrid
Location London

Full Description

Up to £80,000 (depending on experience) + Bonus + Benefits

An exciting opportunity to join a newly created HR function, providing generalist HR support to the UK Management Team covering all areas of the business. The role is multi-faceted covering recruitment, employee welfare and benefits, payroll, immigration, learning and development, H&S, providing advice on employment law, drafting policies and procedures.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Recruitment – assist in the expansion of the business providing support in the end-to-end recruitment process including the preparation of job descriptions, managing relationships with recruiters, interview and selection, providing guidance on compensation, preparing offer letters and contracts, undertaking background screening and managing onboarding processes
  • Develop and maintain relationships with third-party suppliers eg employment agencies, payroll and benefit providers, immigration and tax advisers
  • Assist in the application process for the smooth transfer of expatriate staff from Head Office and maintain robust immigration records
  • Manage the monthly payroll (local and expat) to record joiners, leavers, amendments and manage year-end processes
  • Prepare payroll reconciliation for sign-off by Head Office including disbursements eg pension provider, HMRC
  • Prepare monthly expatriate allowances within the required timelines and maintain records to use in the preparation of annual tax returns
  • To liaise with external tax advisors in relation to the preparation and filing of expatriate annual tax returns
  • Maintain accurate electronic employee records
  • Liaise with management to identify training needs and source relevant training programs
  • Provide advice to management on employee relations and performance management matters
  • Draft, implement and administer HR Policies and Procedures
  • Assist in the preparation of documents required for the annual audit review
  • Prepare internal quotations and process HR invoices in a timely manner
  • Assist in the preparation of the HR Budget
  • Maintain, monitor/record absences eg maternity leave, parental leave, holidays, sick leave, training leave, special leave
  • Address employee HR queries in accordance with the Company’s policies and procedures
  • Assist in H&S eg DSE, risk assessments, policies, reporting
  • Undertake HR admin and other project work as required


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in Human Resources Management i.e. CIPD

Skills & Competencies

  • Highly developed inter-personal skills integrating tact and diplomacy
  • The ability to adapt and operate within a diverse environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be pro-active, highly organised and able to work independently and prioritise own workload effectively
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • A team player with the ability to build strong working relationships across all areas of the business
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a professional and discreet manner
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Client focused and detail orientated
  • A proactive mindset with enthusiasm to share new ideas and help create solutions for HR initiatives and client challenges


  • Previous generalist HR experience essential, gained in a trading and marketing commodity business
  • Solid understanding of UK employment law
  • Demonstrable employment life cycle experience
  • Experience of recruiting at all levels