Interim HRBP

Michael Page Human Resources
City of London, England
Competitive Benefits Package
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Job Details

A Financial Services (Insurance) firm based in the City of London seeks an Interim HRBP (must be able to start at the end of September) to provide HR Advisory support working with teams, projects and individuals to deliver the HR and Business objectives across our client's UK, EU, Group Finance and International businesses.

Client Details

A Financial Services (Insurance) firm based in the City of London


An Interim HRBP with the following:

Specific responsibilities:

  • Develop deep partnerships with stakeholders across the business
  • Support, execute and implement group people initiatives developed by the Centres of Expertise along with delivering the annual people cycle/calendar of activities
  • Support and manage, from a people perspective, TUPE's and M&A activity, liaising with the Centres of Expertise as required

Support drive towards automation and modernisation of HR process to move marginal cost as close to zero as possible

  • Ensure people data is robust and complete to maximise efficient delivery and the ability for data driven insight for decision making
  • Scale up the HR Business Partner Delivery to meet the needs of the business strategy across jurisdictions and consistently
  • Be a strong business partner
  • Having an effective role in restructuring/organisational design and change programmes by providing transformational advice to managers and refocusing organisational structures on strategic objectives
  • Actively identifies gaps, proposes and implements changes necessary to cover risks within the business area(s)
  • Embed a performance and talent management culture within the business by helping to identify talent issues before they impact the business and creating a vision for talent strategy within the business area(s)
  • Facilitate Talent Management calibration sessions and business area(s) management meetings as required
  • Perform detailed and expert analysis and evaluation of the full range of available HR MI to correctly identify and diagnose emerging gaps or trends and development needs to support effective workforce planning within the designated business area(s

People Management

  • Support the managers in creating an inclusive culture where people are objectively measured on their performance
  • Understand our people and enable engagement with them at all levels
  • Drive a culture of talent management through the business where each people leader plays their role in actively managing and developing their people to ensure our people are the best available in the market and are delivering to the best of their potential
  • Act as a single point of contact for senior managers in the designated business area(s) and understand how to support the business and adjust HR strategies to respond to changing business needs
  • Provide a consultancy service that proactively delivers HR best practice and commercially focused HR solutions that support the business
  • Develop strong and effective working relationships with the business, influencing and challenging managers on their personal style and the development and delivery of their people plans in support of the achievement of business objectives and HR strategies
  • Work in true partnership with the Centres of Excellence and HR Shared Service teams to deliver fit for purpose HR interventions to the business
  • Works with the business area(s) to design succession plans for key talents/positions

Fitness & Propriety

  • Carry out duties in accordance with internal policies and procedures and applicable law, rules, regulation, good governance and our client's shared values, including putting clients at the heart of our business.
  • Act with integrity
  • Act with due skill, care and diligence
  • Be open and co-operative with the all regulators
  • Take reasonable steps to ensure that the business of the firm for which you are responsible is controlled effectively
  • Take reasonable steps to ensure that the business of the firm for which you are responsible complies with the relevant requirements and standards of the regulatory system
  • Take reasonable steps to ensure that any delegation of your responsibilities is to an appropriate person and that you oversee the discharge of the delegated responsibility effectively
  • Disclose appropriately any information of which the regulators would reasonably expect to have notice
  • When exercising your responsibilities, you must pay due regard to the interests of current and potential future policyholders in ensuring the provision by the firm of an appropriate degree of protection for their insured benefits


To ensure that implications for stakeholders, particularly policyholders, are given appropriate consideration in our approach to business and that conduct is given appropriate consideration throughout the role to deliver fair customer outcomes.


An Interim HRBP that can demonstrate:

  • Degree level or equivalent

  • CIPD or equivalent

Industry & function

  • Demonstrable recent senior HRBP experience within the UK
  • Proven track record of enhancing business performance in a leadership role


  • Held a Manager to Senior manager role mid/large complex national and matrix organisation across multiple lines of business within either insurance or reinsurance at group level within the UK
  • Has good external networks with a wide spectrum of stakeholder groups at a range of levels and critical contacts at highest levels

Role challenges

  • Ability to deal with change and willing to take a hands-on approach
  • Strong Management capability
  • Very comfortable operating in a matrix environment

Job Offer

A competitive Fixed Term Contract Salary and Benefits Package depending on experience/skills


Michael Page Human Resources is acknowledged as one of the leading recruitment companies for human resources with over 30 years of recruitment expertise and a team of specialist consultants based in offices nationwide.  If you’re looking for permanent or temporary job opportunities in human resources, let us use our extensive network and strong relationships to help you find you the next step in your career.

Michael Page Human Resources recruit HR roles nationwide, ranging from HR Administrator to Global HR Director and also within the specialist areas of HR including Learning & Development, Recruitment, Reward, and Talent.

We offer vacancies across executive, director, manager and junior levels with many of the UK’s leading companies. Our teams have specialist consultants that focus on permanent, interim and contract opportunities. Find out more about our consultants here.

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