Michael Page Human Resources

Associate HR Business Partner - Fixed Term Contract

City of London, England
Standard Benefits
08 Apr 2021
13 Apr 2021
JN -032021-2370582
Adrian Dawson
Job Type
HR Advisor
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client requires an Associate HR Business Partner (FTC) to:

  • Provide HR business partnering support to a small client group as well as providing broader generalist support to the rest of the organisation.
  • Provide expert HR advice and guidance to a number of corporate functions teams: including advising on employee relations issues and manage family leave and absence processes for all employees.

Client Details

A leading global financial services organisation based in the City of London.


The successful Associate HR Business Partner - Fixed Term Contract candidate will be required to:

  • Be the first point of contact for managers and employees on HR policy / process questions
  • Carry out regular business partner meetings with your client groups
  • Manage the new joiner & probation process: update the probation tracker, send diary invites and reminders to managers, meet with all new joiners three months after they join and report back to the line manager, analyse new joiner feedback.Provide advice to managers and ensure all probation outcomes are communicated to the employee before the end date, escalating those who are not passing probation to the HRBP as required.
  • Promotion and Progression: support the bi-annual P&P process including data collation and input, running reports, scheduling meetings and preparing committee packs. Ensure meetings are scheduled in ExCo members' diaries six months in advance
  • Absence management processes: monitor and review monthly absence data, carry out return-to-work meetings for anyone who has had a period of sickness over five business days, referrals to occupational health, PHI applications. Address high short-term absence cases as per the absence management procedure. Calculate and communicate holidays and bank holidays for those on PHI. Carry out the relevant steps for the long-term absence procedure
  • Sole responsibility for the family leave processes for all employees (maternity, paternity, shared parental leave, adoption, surrogacy): meetings with employees, documentation, updating payroll, review the policies annually, regularly review the processes including the feedback from the maternity coaching
  • Manage any flexible working requests, meet with the business and employees as required, organise documentation and communicate to relevant HR teams
  • Prepare ER documentation for disciplinary, grievance or Performance Improvement Plan processes and take minutes as required
  • Attend the monthly payroll meetings and take the lead on all BP-related payroll changes
  • Leaver process: liaise with the business, alert relevant HR stakeholders, complete relevant parts of the leaver checklist, organise exit interviews and analyse exit data
  • Update the HRBP pages on the intranet on a regular basis
  • Contracts and handbooks - ensure employment contract and staff handbook templates for all CDC's offices are regularly updated, reflecting company-wide policies and, working with local employment lawyers, meet local legislative requirement.
  • Assist the HRBP with project work


An Associate HR Business Partner - Fixed Term Contract - with:


  • A confident and suitable experienced HR Advisor
  • Must have suitable employee relations experience: able to manage the end-to-end process for performance management, disciplinaries, grievances
  • Must have demonstrable experience of managing family leave processes; maternity, paternity & SPL
  • Able to demonstrate having built strong relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Experience of policy drafting
  • Experience of minute taking and drafting contractual paperwork
  • Experience of holding meetings with the business
  • Evidence of ability and desire to identify and implement improvements or new initiatives
  • Experience of working in mid-sized firms with a degree of self-sufficiency and self-direction
  • Experience of working in fast-paced, commercial environments
  • CIPD qualified or part-qualified
  • Up-to-date knowledge, and practical application of employment law

Skills and attributes

  • Completer-finisher who takes full ownership of their work
  • Team-worker willing to 'muck in' and do what's necessary, even when outside your remit
  • Flexible and open-minded - open to change
  • An eye for detail and a passion for accuracy, but also able to see the big picture
  • Organised and reliable, with a structured working style
  • A sense of urgency - able to work at speed and prioritise where necessary High level of communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Numerate, with an analytical mindset and critical reasoning skills
  • Great relationship management skills, collaborative and with a 'can-do' attitude
  • Thoughtful around process improvement and change
  • Non-defensive; open to feedback and with a growth mindset
  • Constructive style when things don't go to plan
  • A customer-centric approach - empathetic with employees facing difficulties
  • Able to handle sensitive information confidentially
  • Confident to make decisions independently whilst recognising when to ask for advice
  • Highly proficient in MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Our client's cultural values mean they look for team members who aspire, as they do, to work at your best and to be:

  • Impact-led, commercially rigorous
  • Tenacious in the face of challenges
  • Collaborative and caring

Our client (as are PageGroup) is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation or educational background.

Job Offer

Competitive Fixed Term Contract and Benefits - dependant on skills/experience.