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ER & HR Policy Director

Oakleaf Partnership
City of London, England
£100000 - £120000 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Employee Relations & HR Policy Director

  • Investment Bank
  • Permanent
  • City of London
  • £120,000 + bonus
  • 2 days in the office / 3 days working from home

Oakleaf Partnership is representig a leading international Investment Bank who have exciting and innovative growth plans for their EMEA presence. This organisation is looking for an Employee Relations & HR Policy Director to manage a variety of complex ER cases as well as having the strategic oversight of processes & policies. The successful candidate will need to have a dual background in ER & Policy writing, as well as an understanding of the complexities of experience working in a matrix firm. This role also has line management responsibilities.

What is the role

You will be overseeing all Employee Relations (ER) matters, including responding to regulatory enquiries in collaboration with the Senior Employment Legal Director. You will be serving as a Secretary for the EMEA Behaviour Conduct Review Committee, assisting in performance adjustment decision-making, and co-managing the EMEA Performance Adjustment Policy with the Senior Employment Legal Director. You will be functioning as a Secretary for Conduct Rule Breach Committee meetings, reviewing outputs from ER cases, data, and Key Risk Indicator reports, identifying themes and recommendations. You will be the SME for all ER matters, providing advice to senior management and HR. You will alo get involved with supporting the development and maintenance of effective HR and ER processes, policies, practices and principles. This is a fantastic role where you will be utilising your experience to contribute to employee wellbeing and create a strong foundation for business growth.

Skills and experience

  • Proven experience in managing a variety of complex and sensitive Employee Relations (ER) cases to resolution in the UK, with additional experience or a demonstrated interest in policy development.
  • Preferably gained experience within the financial services sector, with an understanding of the regulatory environment, particularly the impact of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) on employment policies and practices.
  • Strong knowledge of UK employment law and its application in a commercial context. Understanding of employment legislation principles across EMEA is an asset but not essential.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment.
  • Experience navigating a complex organisational structure during periods of change and expansion.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple work requests and competing deadlines simultaneously


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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