Michael Page Human Resources

HR Business Partner (European Markets) - FTC

7 days left

City of London, England
Standard Benefits
06 Jul 2021
03 Aug 2021
JN -072021-2938372
Adrian Dawson
Contract Type
Full Time

A well established Financial Services firm based in the City of London is seeking a HR Business Partner (European Markets) - FTC to provide full Generalist HR support to the allocated business units for EU markets with particular focus on the Republic of Ireland, Spain, Romania and Gibraltar. The successful candidate will also support the wider HR Team with various initiatives in other business units and support managers to drive effective performance.

Client Details

A well established Financial Services firm based in the City of London.


A HR Business Partner (European Markets) - FTC support in the following areas:

Employee Relations

  • To support and implement the planning, implementing and handling of areas including: change initiatives, investigation, disciplinary and grievance cases, performance improvement initiatives, absence management, in-going and outgoing TUPE process, acquisition, restructure and redundancy processes and HR policy and procedure
  • Writing and reviewing HR policy and process in line with local legislation
  • Raise awareness knowledge and importance of managing performance of the teams to achieve overall business results
  • Drives the performance management process through coaching managers
  • Coach, influence and provide feedback on capability matters to improve performance.


  • Working in partnership with the Talent Acquisition Manager to streamline the ATS platform and ensure the Company's Recruitment policy is adhered to
  • Understand the recruitment market and develop plans to provide recruitment solutions
  • Writing and reviewing job descriptions
  • Negotiating fees with recruitment agencies
  • Promoting and implementing scientific recruitment practices
  • Administering personality and ability testing
  • Analysing occupational personality questionnaire reports and ability test results
  • Writing relevant CBI questions in line with the role competencies
  • Conducting and coaching managers on recruitment/interview skills
  • Management of the Company career site content Design and running recruitment assessment days
  • Support Line managers to produce robust succession plans, ensuring we have the right people and structures in place

People Management

  • Act as a role model
  • Sharing areas of expertise and skills by acting as a coach and mentor

Customer Service

  • Work with Key stakeholders in all aspect of people management build people plans
  • Work commercially to provide the best solutions for Line Managers
  • Develop appropriate employee engagement strategy

Training and Development

  • Coaching managers in international HR process and procedures
  • Designing training in line with business needs, working with third parties where appropriate
  • Work with Line Managers to identify skill gaps and work across function to formulate solutions


  • Work with key stakeholder to map out people strategy for each area
  • Work with Head of HR on HR Strategy and overall HR plan
  • Annual salary review and implementation > Plan and delivering business related projects
  • Annual discretionary bonus and commission scheme review and implementation
  • Writing project proposals
  • Expanding into new markets and countries - conducting all relevant reach for set up

Employee Statistic / Report Generation

  • Contribute to the monthly statistics report and KPI metrics and HR balanced scorecard
  • Review areas of action and develop plans as appropriate with Key stakeholders


A HR Business Partner (European Markets) - FTC with the following skills, qualifications and experience:

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of working in a Senior HR role or HR Manager role essential
  • Experience of working in a fast paced high pressure multi-channel environment
  • Experience of working in a sales lead environment
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Up to date knowledge of UK employment legislation and EU markets (Ireland, Spain, Romania, Gibraltar)
  • Experience of working with international teams in an HR capacity
  • Experience of working with Trade Unions and employee representatives
  • Experience of Budget Management
  • Experience of managing statistics


  • Analytical with good investigative skills
  • Commercially minded and can demonstrate how business operates and HR's role within that
  • Assessing and managing risk in relation to complex employee relations cases
  • Calm under pressure
  • Excellent organisation, prioritisation and delegation skills; ensuring tight deadlines and quality is maintained
  • Finance and business acumen
  • Identifying innovative solutions to challenging situations
  • Influencing and negotiating
  • Managing competing priorities
  • Resilient to change, adapting to new situations with confidence where parameters may not always be clear
  • Strong interpersonal skills; building rapport and effective relationships
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills including tact, diplomacy and sensitivity
  • Working autonomously and within a team
  • Fluent in Spanish verbal and written


  • Fully CIPD qualified
  • Ability Test User (Level 2) - desirable

Personal Attributes

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Polite and courteous
  • Discrete
  • Results driven
  • Team player
  • Respectful
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Personable and approachable
  • Professional
  • Personal drive
  • Calm
  • Confident
  • Proactive and tenacious
  • Resilient

Job Offer

A competitive Fixed Term Contract Salary and Benefits depending on experience

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