I'm delighted to be partnering with a global Fin-Tech organisation in their search for their Interim HR Operations Lead/Head of HR Operations for an initial 12 month Fixed Term contract (potential view to convert to permanent).
With the firms rapid, ongoing growth and most recently involving the a substantial acquisition, the HR Department is going through a period of significant change. A new global HR structure is evolving, and there is a requirement for an experienced Interim HR Operations Lead in London to work closely with the HR Business Partners, in accordance with direction from the US based HR Director, Operations.
The role will involve the following:Manage HR operations for the UK (and potentially EMEA). The job holder will contribute to the ongoing review and development of existing HR processes, procedures and systems and will be responsible for ensuring that a consistent approach to all HR operational matters is taken by the HR team in the UK across the different business segments (Commercial, Payments, Institutional, Retail and Corporate Functions);Coach, guide and support local HR Business Partners responsible for UK based employees in Corporate Functions and [Depending on experience] the HR Advisor, Regulatory (SMCR).
The aim is to ensure that strong local HR infrastructure (processes, procedures and systems) is implemented in the UK, taking into account local employment law and FCA regulatory requirements, whilst ensuring practices reflect the requirements of global HR strategy. This should allow the HR Department to make the transition from being a reactive administrative function to being proactive, forward thinking and equipped to effectively partner with the business in its continuing growth and development.
- Contribute to the review and development of HR policies and procedures in the UK (as prioritised by Global HRBPs and HR Director, Operations) particularly taking into account UK employment law and FCA regulatory requirements.
- Work with Global HRBPs and the HR Director, Operations to review and revise key HR processes that are supported by Oracle (eg Hire Approval Process; Mid-term Salary Approval Process) ensuring that HR contributes value-added due diligence and advice and has the opportunity to positively influence business decisions, rather than performing only a reactive administrative function.
- Review and approve written offers/contracts of employment for all UK hires, ensuring any bespoke requirements (eg sign-on bonuses/buy-out of restricted stock/visa applications) are properly documented within the contract, protecting the Company in line with UK employment law and regulatory requirements.
- [? Dedending on how Oracle Processes evolve: Review and approve entries in Oracle for new hires and salary changes for UK population, ensuring details match up with approved hire and salary documentation.]
- Coach, guide and support local HR Business Partners responsible for UK based employees in Corporate Functions when handling more challenging tasks and projects, particularly employee relations cases.
- Coach, guide and support the HR Advisor, Regulatory (SMCR), ensuring that HR regulatory processes are documented and managed effectively and that audit requests are responded to in a timely and effective manner.
- Partner with HRBPs on UK-specific projects/audits/requests for information to contribute to or, where appropriate, manage such activities.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and preferably a Masters Degree; plus CIPD qualification.
- Solid experience in HR, preferably within UK Financial Services, with experience and credibility in managing a range of HR processes and procedures, particularly within the employee relations field.
- Experience of managing and coaching less experienced HR team members (eg junior and mid-level HRBPs)
- Sound knowledge of UK employment law and HR policies, processes and procedures.
- Knowledge of GDPR and IR35 and their application within the UK and Europe.
- Preferably: Detailed knowledge of and involvement with SMCR and other FCA regulatory requirements
- Strong verbal communication, with ability to clearly articulate advice and guidance;
- Strong written communication skills.
- Strong attention to detail, with experience of checking work of others.
- Experienced user of at least one HRIS (eg Oracle) and also MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Experience of operating within a global HR environment (Preferable)
The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.