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Interim HRBP - 12 month mat cover

Oakleaf Partnership
London, England
£100000 - £120000 per annum + bonus
Closing date
3 Nov 2022

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Our client, Europe's leading quantitative finance research firm is looking for a interim HR Business Partner to join their team for 12 month maternity cover.

The role

We are looking for an HR Business Partner to join our team on a fixed term contract basis as a maternity leave cover. The HR Business Partner (HRBP) will act as a trusted advisor to multiple functional areas within the Engineering division that are experiencing a high level of growth and change, accelerating business performance through people and organisational initiatives designed to attract, engage, retain and develop talent.

Hybrid working, 3 days in the office (none negotiabe)

Responsibilities include:

  • Partner with leaders to understand their business objectives - and leverage your experience and creativity to develop a strategic people plan that is aligned to those objectives
  • Build trusted advisor relationships across Engineering, providing consultative, strategic and tactical guidance to support organisational and development initiatives
  • Coach, guide and mentor mangers and senior leaders in their leadership function and responsibilities
  • Partner with the Talent Development team to design and implement solutions related to talent development, retention, team building, learning & development, organisational design and change
  • Provide direction on core HR elements, such as employee relations and performance management
  • Collaborate with HR colleagues to deliver initiatives and projects with broader organisational reach
  • Stay abreast of new developments in HR strategies and practices and proactively share your experience and knowledge with the HR team

Who are we looking for?

  • We are looking for an experienced HR professional who brings a positive mind-set, thrives on solving difficult business problems and is able to adapt quickly to an ever-evolving area of the business
  • At least 7 years of HR generalist experience, with working knowledge across HR disciplines - including talent management employee relations, workforce planning and compensation
  • Evidence-based approach to problem-solving; thoughtful approach that demonstrates good judgment and strong decision-making skills
  • Proven experience building strong business partnerships and fostering relationships with employees and other stakeholders
  • A client-support orientation and mind-set - with the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organisation
  • Experience coaching and advising leaders and managers, ideally within a technology/engineering environment
  • Well-developed commercial and business acumen
  • Intellectual curiosity with an ability to anticipate future trends, analyse business requirements and translate them into innovative and pragmatic solutions
  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Experience working in an extremely dynamic, fast-paced, results-oriented environment; ability to prioritise and complete multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills - both written and verbal

Why should you apply?

  • Highly competitive compensation plus annual discretionary bonus
  • Lunch provided (via Just Eat for Business) and dedicated barista bar
  • 30 days' annual leave
  • 9% contributory pension scheme
  • Informal dress code and excellent work/life balance
  • Comprehensive healthcare and life assurance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Monthly company events


Oakleaf Partnership is the UK’s largest independent HR recruitment consultancy. Founded in 2005, we have built enduring relationships with HR functions across every sector; thanks in part to our expertise, but also our collaborative approach. We listen. We share our insights. We take the time to truly understand the culture of an organisation – the person behind a CV.

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