HR Manager (Generalist with Comp/Reporting/MI/Bens)

City of London, England
£75000 - £80000 per annum + Generous TC
29 Apr 2021
06 May 2021
Alan Hewett
Job Type
HR Generalist
Contract Type
Full Time

A brilliant newly created HR Manager role is now available at a phenomenally successful Insurance business based in the City. They have doubled in size over the last year to just under 200 staff and have just signed off on a further 58. As such they need to expand their collegiate HR team to continue to contribute to the business' success.

The role of HR Manager is unique in that is has generalist HR responsibilities for its own client group circa 100 heads and will lead on HRIS oversight, compensation planning, MI reporting, UK & Ireland benefits management, UK & Ireland tax reporting & compliance and international mobility.

We are looking ambitious, hardworking and knowledgeable candidates that can work in a fast paced environment with highly driven and successful business people. Generalist HR background with experience in Financial Services and/or Insurance is essential. Candidates will also be a whizz at Excel and reporting and really enjoy the intricacies of comp/tax/benefits.


  • Primary responsibility for HRIS oversight, compensation planning, MI reporting, UK & Ireland benefits management, UK & Ireland tax reporting & compliance and international mobility
  • Work closely with colleagues and outsourced providers to support additional HR areas, including but not limited to; recruitment, HR budgets cycle, performance management cycle, payroll and employee engagement surveys
  • Partner with managers in assigned business areas to:
    • Support team performance, proactively identifying areas for improvement or assistance
    • Ensure adequate resourcing, team structuring, training and career development planning
    • Provide guidance through the entire employee lifecycle, promoting engagement and retention
    • Support with employee relations matters, including poor performance, disciplinaries, grievances and terminations
  • Monitor organization culture and proactively take steps to discuss with management, as necessary, to ensure alignment with our Ethos and an environment of positive employee relations
  • Coach management and employees as necessary to improve engagement and performance
  • Support the development and maintenance of a learning and development framework, and coordinate L&D initiatives and ad hoc training needs to ensure workforce capabilities are met
  • Support the planning and implementation of D&I initiatives to ensure the business meets its D&I targets and manage relationships with external D&I partners
  • Administration and roll-out of HR policies and procedures
  • Draft and review key employee documentation, from offers to terminations
  • Respond to employee and manager queries as appropriate
  • Lead and participate in global and local HR projects and policy reviews as needed


  • CIPD or equivalent qualification
  • Proven hands-on, HR operational experience ideally gained within Insurance or Financial Services
  • Experienced super user of an HRIS
  • Good understanding and hands on experience of compensation rounds
  • Strong knowledge of UK employment law and its practical application
  • Keen understanding of the regulatory environment within FS and implications for HR
  • Numerate with strong analytical skills, including use of Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Resilient, flexible and quick to adapt
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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