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HR Business Consultant

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Job Title: HR Business Consultant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 12 month FTC
Contact Name: Peter Faulkner
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Our client, a big four firm is a multinational professional services company headquartered in London and one of the largest professional services firm in the world.

They are now seeking to appoint a HR Business Consultant to support the Senior HR Business Consultant in partnering a Service Line across the UK, ensuring the best people solutions delivered to meet the strategic imperatives of the business

You will provide commercial people-related advice and guidance to leadership and management

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with senior staff to make a meaningful contribution to the development and implementation of service line strategy which extends beyond the People professional discipline
  • Anticipate issues and needs within the Service Line (SL) and address these effectively
  • Evaluate requests and initiatives from  Global and  the SL before deciding an appropriate response.  Challenge and influence the business to ensure the most appropriate course of action
  • Act as a coach to the SL HR Officer in relation to delivery of the people strategy and providing development opportunities to build skills and knowledge
  • Provide insight on People issues, particularly ER cases within the SL, providing a robust point of view on business decisions and their impact upon people
  • Ensure that the SA strategic People imperatives are met within their service lines e.g. talent management, performance management, leadership development
  • Ensure that all necessary People management and development activity required to support the business is delivered in the most professional and effective manner 
  • Build and maintain influential relationships with business leaders and managers, working closely with them to co-develop solutions to meet their business needs
  • Establish effective relationships with members of the technical and enterprise wide L&D team and D&I team to ensure that centrally developed products and initiatives meet the requirements of the business and that SL needs are clearly communicated to those responsible for delivering them
  • Ensure  the quality of  your day to day delivery and identify opportunities for further personal development
  • Contribute to cross SL or Firmwide projects to support UK&I people agenda


Skills & Experience

  • Strong Employee Relations experience of complex disciplinary, grievance and performance management activities
  • Current knowledge of Diversity and Inclusiveness practices and thought leadership
  • Experience of making a contribution to business decision making, strategic planning discussions and operational planning events
  • Proven ability to influence at all levels in the organisation, preferably in a professional services environment
  • Resilient, practical and a self starter; comfortable with working on own and in teams
  • Demonstrates ability to coach and  advise partners/directors/senior managers
  • Possesses leading edge knowledge of contemporary HR practices
  • Requires 3-5 years’ experience in an HR role
  • Professionally qualified.  A post graduate qualification in a Business or Human Resource discipline is desirable
  • Ability to act as effective counselor to L1  or L2 colleagues
  • Occasional travel will be required

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