HR Lead - Maternity Cover

Michael Page Human Resources
City of London, England
FTE so pro-rated + Standard Benefits
Closing date
21 Feb 2023

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Job Details

A Financial Services firm, based in the City of London, seeks a HR Lead on 4 day week to cover maternity and be responsible for all UK HR matters. You will communicate strategic HR programmes from the HQ in Europe and be responsible for coordinating the UK talent retention, development and attraction as well as managing any employee relations issues and well-being programmes. The role will be in daily contact with the Business Manager overseeing HR.

Client Details

A Financial Services firm based in the City of London.


A HR Lead - Maternity Cover with the following Key Responsibilities:

HR Operations

  • Participate as a member of the team and develop and deliver HR programs in line with business priorities
  • Lead UK HR operations to the business as it expands and deliver first-rate client service in managing employee relations including dispute resolutions, disciplinaries, grievances, absence, retirement and redundancy, resolving conflicts and providing coaching and guidance to all employees
  • Drive continuous improvement and reinforce our long term focus, strategy and culture of teamwork, individual discipline and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Benefits: Ensure an efficient and cost-effective benefits packages is in line with the market, the wider business and in the context of attracting and retaining talent
  • Compensation: maintain a compensation framework, including bench-marking and monitoring a total compensation basis
  • Develop and implement initiatives that drive colleague engagement within the business and region and HR policy and procedures to drive performance and mitigate disputes.


  • Work with business heads, as applicable, to ensure resourcing is aligned to the planned growth of the business. Guide and support where organisational change is required
  • Support the business to resource effectively, working to recruit for potential and manage succession planning as necessary
  • Manage third part recruitment vendors, fee negotiations, salary bench-marking and interviewing

Policy and Compliance

  • Human Resources Policy: Ensure the implementation of HR policies that provide guidelines for management and self-management to all levels of the organisation whilst maintaining ethical practices as well as compliance within the UK
  • Compliance: keep in continuous communication with internal compliance to ensure we are up to date and in line with various legislation and UK regulation requirements.


  • HRIS review / recommendation
  • Maintain Bamboo HR, Talentsoft packages
  • Create and coordinate the on-boarding of all new UK employee and contractors
  • Point of contact for management on benefits package
  • Implement learning and development policy
  • Improve and manage the new joiner and on-boarding process
  • Coordinate the UK pension, medical and benefits processing
  • Biannual Employee HR policy and handbook review, reflecting any updates proposed from the European HR Director


A HR Lead - Maternity Cover with the following:

Person Specification and Skills

  • Experience of working in a standalone HR role
  • Broad generalist HR experience is essential
  • Ability to forge working relationships with senior management and influence decisions
  • Strong organisational and communication skills required together with proven leadership capabilities and solid knowledge of employment legislation and its application
  • CIPD qualified is beneficial
  • Past experience of change management
  • Self-motivated with high level of energy and enthusiasm
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • An excellent grasp of UK employment legislation and its practical application
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality, act with diplomacy and demonstrate a high standard of personal integrity
  • Self-motivated and able to work under own autonomy or as part of a team
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Required Security Screening

  • ID document check
  • Employment history and references
  • Academic and professional qualifications
  • UK credit and electoral roll check
  • Compliance database check
  • UK directorship check
  • Internet and media search
  • UK criminal record standard disclosure check

Job Offer

A competitive base salary (this will be FTE and pro-rated on the basis of a 4 day worrk week) and benefits package.


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.

To get started browse for human resources jobs or contact one of our offices directly to find out how our expertise could make a difference to your HR recruitment process.

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